Year 7 Languages

Grammar

You can understand the following grammatical terms in English:

  • Noun, article, adjective, pronoun, verb & tense.

You can understand and use:

  • Nouns (singular and plural).
  • Gender & articles: definite and indefinite articles (masculine, feminine and plural).
  • Simple opinions using me gusta and no me gusta.
  • Key high-frequency verb forms: tengo, soy, es.
  • Common adjectival agreement (singular forms only): -o, -a
  • The present tense of regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs (singular forms only).
  • Simple negative using no with regular verbs.
  • Simple connectives: y, pero, también.
  • Intensifiers/Qualifiers: muy, bastante, un poco.
  • Common patterns of adjectival agreement (simgular and plural): -o, -a, -os, -as plus -e or consonant in singular changing to -es in plural.
  • Possessive adjectives: mi/mis, tu/tus, su/sus.
  • The present tense of key irregular verbs (hacer, ir, ser, tener) and the stem-changing verb jugar (singular forms only).
  • Expressions of frequency (e.g. a veces, todos los dias).
  • Simple questions using ¿Qué?, ¿Cómo?, ¿Dónde?, ¿Te gusta?
  • Hay/ No hay…..
  • Expressions of opinion followed by the infinitive (e.g. me gusta mucho, me encanta, no me gusta nada).
  • Present tense of estar and use for location.
  • The present tense of querer.
  • The near/immediate future tense (ir a + infinitive).
  • Impersonal verbs (most common) (e.g. llueve, nieva, hace sol/frio).
  • Other connectives (e.g. porque, cuando).
  • Time expressions, including future (e.g. los lunes, por la mañana, a las tres de la tarde, mañana por la tarde).

Listening

  • Demonstrate understanding of main points, opinions and some details in short passages which include reference to either the present or the future.
  • Transcribe short phrases.

Speaking

  • Take part in simple conversations, referring to the present or the future.
  • Exchange opinions and give simple reasons.
  • Describe and give information in short dialogues using familiar vocabulary and common grammatical structures.
  • Begin to speak spontaneously (e.g. by giving an unsolicited opinion).

Reading

  • Demonstrate understanding of main points, opinions, overall message and some detail in short written texts, referring to the present or future.
  • Understand short texts written for target-language learners (e.g. menus, short adverts, songs, simple poems).
  • Use a bilingual dictionary or glossary to look up unfamiliar words.
  • Translate simple sentences containing familiar vocabulary and grammar into English.

Writing

  • Write short texts for different purposes using mainly memorised language, referring to the present or the future.
  • Express opinions and give simple reasons.
  • Translate simple sentences containing familiar words and structures into the target language.
  • Be generally accurate in using straightforward language and meaning is clear, but there may be errors with verbs.