Spanish Zoo animals - lesson 1



Here are 4 zoo animals to learn in Spanish:

Hay means there is / there are.



Have a look at the words for the animals again.   Can you see that the Spanish words now end in an s.  That's because there is more than one of each type of animal.   But there is one Spanish word here that has an extra letter.  Lions in Spanish is leones.  This Spanish word has es added to the end of the word
when there is more than one.



Here are the Spanish numbers to help you complete the above activity:



    1            2           3              4              5              6                7             8               9             10

uno       dos      tres     cuatro     cinco       seis         siete      ocho     nueve      diez

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Today's quiz    (on yesterday's words)


Yesterday I asked you to learn four words.  If you missed yesterday's lesson, then either look at the page marked Tuesday 24th March, then do the quiz, or skip this quiz


How do you say the following in English?


1) el tigre

   a)  the monkey      b) the tiger     c) the lion      d) the elephant


2) el elefante

   a)  the monkey      b) the tiger     c) the lion      d) the elephant


3) el mono

   a) the monkey      b) the tiger     c) the lion      d) the elephant


4) el león

   a)  the monkey      b) the tiger     c) the lion      d) the elephant

Spanish Zoo animals - lesson 2



Hola a todos!  (Hello everyone!)  It's Miss Leyland here!   And what a sunny day it looks here!   In Spanish to say it's sunny we say hace sol.   Have a look out of the window.  Is it sunny where you are?  If it is, then say hace sol.


(If it's not sunny in Spanish you would say No hace sol.)  Hope you have the sunshine shining in the room whereever you are, as I always love it when hace sol and everywhere in the house looks so much brighter.

Today I would like you to learn these four words.


Shall we do some actions as we say the words?  That would be fun, wouldn't it?

El loro means the parrot.  So say el loro 3 times as you flap your wings.


La serpiente means the snake, so say la serpiente 3 times as you move your hands like a snake.


La jirafa means the giraffe, so raise your hands high in the air and say la jirafa (as giraffes are very tall, aren't they?)


El oso means the bear.  So make a claw action with your right hand as you say 3 times el oso.

Check in google how to say la jirafa in Spanish as it's hard for English people to guess how this word is said by simply looking at it.  In the google search bar type "the giraffe in Spanish" and click on the sound icon.

Answers from Zoo animals lesson 1


Who's hiding behind the bushes?

a) el elefante      b) el león       c) el mono        d) el tigre


Can you help the zoo keeper?

Hay ocho monos

Hay cinco elefantes

Hay tres leones

Hay cuatro tigres

Activities for today


On a piece of paper or in a book, try drawing the four animals, and write the Spanish word for each animal by your picture.   If you want to, you can also draw and write in Spanish the four animals we learnt yesterday.


For those of us who have someone else at home with whoom they can play a game,

for example, either a brother, sister or parent:

Take turns to do an action for one of the 4 animals you are learning today, and the other person has to say the animal in Spanish.   Decide together on whether you want to include yesterday's animals too.


¡Hasta mañana!        (See you tomorrow!)


(The ñ is like an ny sound)


Spanish zoo animals - lesson 3



Hola a todos!  Hello everyone!  


¿Cómo estás?  How are you?  As many of you may know, three ways of answering this question are:


Muy bien -  very good                 regular - so so / okay                 Mal - Not so good


SO how would you answer today the question ¿Cómo estás?    


Today I would answer this question with muy bien.   Do we have the same answer?  I hope so, as I hope you are all feeling very good.



Answers to yesterday's quiz:


1) el tigre    =     b   (tiger)


2) el elefante    =  d    (elephant)


3) el mono  =  a  (monkey)


4) el león  =  c (lion)

Quiz (on yesterday's words)


Yesterday I asked you to learn four words.  If you missed yesterday's lesson, then either look at the page marked Wednesday 25th March, then do the quiz, or skip this quiz



How do you say in Spanish the following?


1) The giraffe


    a) el loro      b) la jirafa      c)  la serpiente       d) el oso



2) The parrot


    a) el loro      b) la jirafa      c)  la serpiente       d) el oso



3) The bear

 

    a) el loro      b) la jirafa      c)  la serpiente       d) el oso



4) The snake


     a) el loro      b) la jirafa      c)  la serpiente       d) el oso

Today we are going to be learning how to make a sentence by describing if the animals are big or small. 

First we need to learn three words in Spanish

es



is

grande



big

pequeño



small

El loro es pequeño = The parrot is small


La jirafa es grande = The giraffe is big



Are the following sentences true or false?



1) El elefante es grande.


2) El tigre es grande.


3) El mono es pequeño.


4) El león es pequeño.


5) La serpiente es grande.


6) El oso es pequeño.



Write your answers on a piece of paper, or in a book.  Answers will be given in Zoo animals lesson 4!

Spanish zoo animals - lesson 4



Hola a todos!  (Hello everyone!)  It's Miss Leyland here!   And what a sunny day it looks again! 


Do you remember that in Spanish to say it's sunny we say hace sol.   Have a look out of the window.  Is it sunny where you are?  If it is, then say hace sol.


We've certainly been very lucky with the weather in April, haven't we?

Answers to yesterday's quiz:


1) the giraffe = la jirafa


2) the parrot = el loro


3) the bear = el oso


4) the snake = la serpiente




Answers to yesterday's true or false sentences:



1) El elefante es grande.      True  (The elephant is big.)


2) El tigre es grande.             True  (The tiger is big.)


3) El mono es pequeño.        True  (The monkey is small.)


4) El león es pequeño.           False ( I don't think the lion is small - it's big, isn't it it?)


5) La serpiente es grande.    False (I don't think the snake is big - it's small, isn't it?)


6) El oso es pequeño.              False  (I don't think the bear is small - it's big, isn't it?)

Today we are going to be learning how to say which animals you like


When we talk about what type of animals we like, we use the word in the plural (more than one).  That is because we are talking about animals in general, and not one particular lion, tiger etc.


To start with look at the animals below.   They are all written in the plural (more than one).  Write a list of the animals you like in order of preference with your favourite animal being first, and your least favourite animal being last.

Now we are going to learn how to say which animals you like.   


Me gustan los monos =  I like monkeys


No me gustan los monos = I don't like monkeys




Which animals do you like?  Write a sentence for each animal, starting with either Me gustan (I like)  or No me gustan (I don't like)  followed by the animal in Spanish (in the plural, as in the box above)


This is what I would write:


Me gustan los tigres.


Me gustan los loros.


Me gustan las jirafas.


Me gustan los elefantes.


Me gustan los osos.


Me gustan los monos.


No me gustan las serpientes.


No me gustan los leones.



But what about you?  Write your answers in a book or on a piece of paper.  Do we have the same sentences?  We all have our own opinions, so whatever you write is fine, as long as you have started each sentence with either Me gustan or No me gustan, then written an animal in Spanish.



¡Hasta pronto!        (See you soon)


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