Year 8 Languages
Year 8 Languages
- The preterite tense of regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs
- The preterite tense of ir and ser
- Two tenses together (present and preterite or present and near/immediate future)
- Me gustaría + infinitive
- Comparative and superlative adjectives including, mejor, peor, mayor, menor
- Other negatives: nunca, no… nada
- Modes of address: tú, vosostros/as, usted, ustedes
- Past expressions (e.g. el año pasado, el sábado pasado)
- Indefinite pronouns: algo, alguien
- Adverbs of time and place (e.g. aquí, allí, ahora, ya)
- Disjunctive pronouns: conmigo, para mí
- Indefinite adjectives: cada, otro, todo, mismo, alguno
- The preterite tense of common irregular verbs (hacer, tener, ver) and stem-changing verbs (jugar, sacar)
- The present tense of poder
- Se puede + infinitive.
- Se debe/No se debe + infinitive
- Tener que and hay que + infinitive
- The imperative (tu form only)
- The present tense of reflexive verbs (singular forms only)
- Three tenses together (present, preterite and near/immediate future)
- Me duele/Me duelen + noun
- Demonstrative adjectives: este/esta/estos/estas
- Questions using a range of question words: ¿quién?, ¿adónde?, ¿por qué?, ¿cuándo?, ¿cuánto?, ¿cuál?
- Prepositions por and para
- Demonstrate understanding of short and longer passages which include opinions with reasons, a range of basic grammatical structures and reference to the present, the past and the future, spoken clearly (including some grammar up to and including the 6th Step).
- Transcribe sentences.
- Take part in longer conversations, expressing and justifying opinions, giving detail and referring to the present, the past and the future.
- Use a range of common vocabulary and grammatical structures (including grammar up to and including the 6th Step).
- Demonstrate spontaneity by asking unsolicited questions, and expand answers.
- Use increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation.
- Demonstrate understanding of a range of short and longer texts which include opinions and refer to the present, the past and the future.
- Read short authentic texts (e.g. adapted adverts, information leaflets, poems and songs).
- Translate short passages containing a variety of tenses, vocabulary and grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 6th Step) into English.
- Write short texts in a range of contexts, giving and seeking information and opinions and referring to the present, the past and the future.
- Use style and register appropriately in familiar settings.
- Translate longer sentences containing linked ideas (including some grammar up to and including the 6th Step) into the target language.
- Writing is mostly accurate and meaning is clear, but with some minor errors (e.g. spellings, genders, agreements) and an occasional major error (e.g. with verbs and tenses).