Adjective Agreement

¡Buenos días año 7!

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a lovely week. It’s been fabulous to see some of the wonderful work that you’ve been producing. Do keep emailing us your linguistic and creative endeavours at mflwordpress@clf.uk.

Last week we saw how all nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine. This week, we are going to look at how we describe those nouns using adjectives. Below are a few key adjectives that we use to describe our personality. Can you guess what they mean in English?

How did you do? A fair few of them are very similar to English, right? Why is that? And can you remember what we call these words?

Challenge! Can you remember what yo soy means?

Those of you with your language detective hats firmly on might also have noticed that many of these adjectives end either with an O or an A (pssst! just like the nouns we saw last week!)

Right at the beginning of Year 7 we also looked at all the different items you might have in your pencil case, and then we learned how to describe them using colours. Have a look at the images and example phrases below…

Examples: la goma blanca; el pegamento rojo; las tijeras azules.

Now watch the video below while having a think about the following questions:

  1. What you do notice about the order of the noun and adjective in Spanish? Is it the same as in English?
  2. What do you notice about the last letter of the noun and the last letter of the adjective?
  3. Are there any exceptions to the rules?

So let’s summarise that:

-In Spanish the adjective follows the noun (opposite to English)

-The adjective must agree with (match) the noun according to its gender – is the noun masculine or feminine?

-The adjective must agree with (match) the noun according to its number – is the noun singular or plural?

-Some adjectives are a bit naughty and don’t like to follow the rules!

¡Te toca a ti! Your turn!

Task 1: Circle the correct word to complete the following eight statements:

Task 2: Read sentences 1-8. Put a green tick next to those sentences you think are correct, and a red cross next to those you think are incorrect. *Challenge! Correct any that you think are wrong.

Check your answers by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.

Now, using your knowledge of nouns and adjectives – and your vocabulary lists, have a go at creating a mini-poster or presentation of what you have learned today. You can then tick this off your Spanish learning menu.

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La cultura española

Last week we learnt about Semana Santa (Easter/Holy Week). Today we’re going to look at one of the most famous tourist attractions in Barcelona, Spain, called La Sagrada Família. It was constructed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí along with other well-known attractions such as Parc Güell, Casa Milá and Casa Battló also situated in Barcelona.

Did you know?

1. It’s been under construction for over a century (more than 100 years)

Construction for this architectural masterpiece began in 1882, and continues to this day! Gaudi knew the project would not be completed in his lifetime but had no concerns since according to him his “client is not in a hurry.”

2. It used to be the site of a school

During the beginning of the cathedral’s construction, a school was built called the Sagrada Família  Schools building. This building was for the children of the construction workers commissioned to work for the Sagrada Família .

3. Gaudi is buried there

Visitors to the Sagrada can pay homage to the psychedelic architect at his tomb, which is located in the underground level of the Sagrada Família .

4. It’s a man-made masterpiece, inspired by nature

The intricate symbolism carved into the structure all ties back to one theme: nature. In fact, the cathedral’s interior pillars resemble trees, and seem to warp in shape depending on what angle you view them from!

5. It’s the tallest religious building in Europe

Or it will be, once construction is finished. The Central tower will be over 550 feet tall! Gaudi believe that no man-made object should be constructed higher than the work of God, so the size of the towers was intended to be 1 meter (about 3 feet) shorter than Barcelona’s highest point, Montjuic Hill.

6. Builders of the Sagrada Família  are immortalized in stone

One of the Sagrada Família ’s many facades you’ll find a collection of faces embedded within the stone; these faces are sculpted from the death masks of deceased Barcelona citizens as well as builders of the great work.

Click here for more pictures: https://kids.kiddle.co/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia

Want to take a virtual tour of the Sagrada Família? Click the link below:

https://sagradafamilia.org/visita-virtual

Task: During your visit, make a note of any interesting things you see on the building. You could draw an aspect of the building that interests you 🙂

We would love to see what you have been able to create, so please don’t forget to send us photos of your work at mflwordpress@clf.uk

Vale chicos y chicas… We hope you enjoyed today’s lesson 🙂

Don’t forget to look at the extended Spanish project (attached below) and tick off the sections you’ve already completed:

¡Hasta la próxima!