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Spanish / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Notice the role and importance of pronunciation and intonation in Spanish, for example, to distinguish between statements, questions and exclamations, and understand Spanish writing conventions such as inverted question marks at the start of questions

[Key concepts: pronunciation, intonation; Key processes: listening, distinguishing, imitating, reading aloud]


  • noticing features of pronunciation (silent h) and the different sounds of consonant–vowel combinations, for example, gato, guerra, gente, girar, goma, guante, guitarra
  • recognising variations in intonation required to form statements, questions and exclamations, for example, Eres de Australia; ¿Eres de Australia?; ¡Eres de Australia!
  • understanding writing conventions such as the use of inverted question and exclamation marks
  • noticing and applying the different rules of capitalisation in English and Spanish
  • becoming familiar with the use of graphic symbols such as ñ, tildes, ¿…?, ¡…! on keyboards and in writing systems
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
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