The Present Tense (Regular Verbs)


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Last week we looked at top IT tips and hopefully you found the videos helpful and had a go at using the different websites. This week we will be moving to a grammar focus and looking at the present tense. This is so important as a foundation for your Spanish learning.

Check out the video below; it is great explanation of the present tense in Spanish for added challenge. Complete the accompanying worksheet below at the same time as watching the video. You can mark your work using the video 🙂 Over the next few weeks we will start looking at some of the most important irregular verbs.

Bromas del día – Jokes of the day

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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.

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

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 email us with photos at

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