¡Soy yo! – It’s me!

21 great questions for facilitators - Part 2 - RosemaryShapiroLiu ...

Hola Primary Two.

¿Qué tal? ¡Estoy feliz porque hoy hace sol! (I’m happy because it is sunny today!)

This week will be all about you in Spanish – how to ask and answer questions like what is your name, age and where do you live.

¿Cómo te llamas? – What is your name?

Me llamo… – My name is …

Me llamo Toby. – My Name is Toby.

¿Y tú? – And you? 

¿Tienes cuantos años? – How old are you?

Tengo ….. años – I am …. years old.

Tengo ocho años – I am eight years old.

¿Cuando es tu cumpleaños? – When is your birthday?

Mi cumpleaños es ….. – My birthday is

Mi cumpleaños es veintitrés de mayo. – My birthday is the 23rd of May.

¿Dónde vives? – Where do you live?

Vivo en Edimburgo / escocia – I live in Edinburgh / Scotland.

*Ms F’s Top Tip* – When you see ll in Spanish, it is actually a special letter. The sound it makes is y, like in ‘you’, so estrella sounds like es-tray-ya. You may recognise it from me llamo (my name is) and amarillo (yellow) and llueve (rain). In Spanish the letter ñ is also a special letter, where you make a nyu sound, so año sounds like an-yo. You might remember seeing it in mañana (tomorrow) or araña (spider).

So, a simple conversation might sound like: 

Maria: ¡Hola! ¿Cómo te llamas? 

Tomás: ¡Hola! Me llamo Tomás. ¿Y Tú? 

Maria: Me llamo Maria.

Tomas: ¿Tienes cuantos años?  

Maria: Tengo ocho años. ¿Y tú? 

Tomás: Tengo ocho años. 

Maria: ¿Dónde vives? Etc.  

Ideas to help you practise

  • Create your own all about me flashcards – one set with the Spanish words and another set with a picture or photo of the answer. You can then use these to play a game of memory, match pairs, or create your own game.
  • Have a conversation with a parent or sibling. See if you can teach them how to say the Spanish words.
  • Write out these questions and your answers – put them up in your house so you can practise saying these.
  • Make an ‘all about me’ poster with a picture of you in the middle and the questions (with answers) around the outside.
  • Make a sock puppet and use it to practise asking and answering questions in Spanish.

¡Que te diviertas! 

Ms Ferguson

Here are some fun songs to help you practise.

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