In every language, a major aspect of conversation, written or spoken, is stating your opinion. As a Spanish learner it’ll be one of the first things you want to learn to say. This is why we have created a super helpful worksheet all about stating your opinion! Using these standard phrases, it becomes a simple structure.
In this worksheet we have listed a series of eight sentence starters. They can be followed by any opinion you may have, to help you sound more fluent and grammatically correct. Also, many of the concepts are structured very similarly to the English language, so they shouldn’t be too hard to grasp!
As well as reading the worksheet, try writing out sentences that include all these phrases, so you can get to grips with using them in written conversation. Furthermore, practice with a friend, using all these given structures, by speaking aloud about all your favourite things and dislikes! Then your spoken language skills will be equally as improved.
Afterwards, if you want to get more great Spanish-learning help, visit our website for a whole host of infographics like this one!
Or, read more of our blog to learn more about some fun ways to learn really useful Spanish phrases… Why not read all about what to say and do when going to a restaurant in Spain here!
Have you ever tried to cook something with your Spanish friends and misunderstood how much ingredient to add? Or have you been in a Spanish cooking class but have no idea about how to say amounts in Spanish? Do not worry, because with this post you will master your next Spanish cooking session!
The little amounts are the most difficult ones, so we have given you some ways to express them in Spanish, like “una pizca de…” or “un pelín de…“. But, of course, you not only can use them when cooking. Wrong! You can also use them in some expressions like the two we’ve shown you below. Can you think of any other expressions with these amounts in Spanish?
Hungry for more knowledge? Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources section page on our website. We have exercise for all abilities, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, there will be something for you!
Do you want to further expand your Spanish vocabulary library? We recommend you read this post about the Top 1000 most used words in Spanish. You are guaranteed to learn something new!
Have you ever been in a flamenco show? Do you enjoy the clapping hands, the way they taconean when they dance? Do you enjoy the sound of their voices and the special and unique sound their guitars made? We are sure you do! But… but do you know how to refer to flamenco artists? Maybe you need some flamenco vocabulary.
If you really enjoy a good flamenco show you need to know how to refer to those people who perform in the stage and flamenco vocabulary needed to say in Spanish what they are doing that you enjoy so much.
In order to help you with this, we give you some Flamenco vocabulary, can you say what this words means in English? Or, even better, are you brave enough to describe the words in Spanish? Let’s see!
Did this flamenco vocabulary gave you the energy to continue your Spanish learning? Check out our Learning resources section page to test your Spanish level with our quizzes.
Did you know that there is a Top 1000 most used words in Spanish? If you didn’t, I´m sure that you also didn’t know the following: among those 1000 words there are sixteen verbs in their infinitive form. You can see which ones and their position in the Top 1000, just take a look bellow.
Did the Top 1000 most used words in Spanish gave you the energy to continue your Spanish learning? Check out our Learning resources section page to test your Spanish level with our quizzes.
Do you want to further expand your knowledge of Spanish? We recommend you this post about modismos españoles .
We have given you some really interesting resources to use in order to express how we do something: “modismos españoles“. We challenge you to answer some questions using some of this idioms. But, first, match them with the corresponding picture.
Hi! My name is Abhinav, but you can call me Roy. I’m from Calcutta, India, and I decided to come to AIL Madrid to take the Intensive and Evening Spanish Course.
I need Spanish because of my work here in Madrid and I chose to enrol at AIL Madrid because a friend who was already taking classes told me that it was the best option. He was totally right! The thing that I love the most about AIL it’s the flexible schedule and the fact that the Student Care Team members like Martin or Steven always have a solution for any problem that I may have. Right now, I’m only taking the Evening Spanish Course, but previously I have also taken the Intensive Spanish course.
I have been at AIL for more than a year already, and I love all my teachers. We not only learn theory, but we also practise a lot of speaking which is great because it’s exactly what I want. I have also had the opportunity to meet many friends from all over the world which is fantastic. We always try to speak in Spanish between ourselves inside and outside the classroom and that’s great for practice.
Spanish and me
When I started to learn Spanish, I found the subjunctive difficult, but now… it’s what I love the most! I know this it’s hard to believe, but I promise it’s the truth! What I’m recently struggling with is direct and indirect style, but that’s ok, because I love a challenge. For people who are considering taking up Spanish lessons, my advice would be to think out of the box and just don’t be afraid to take the first step!
I chose to enrol at AIL Madrid as it offered not just group classes in business Spanish but also private lessons. Subjects like finance and business can be very specialised and every student has their own specific interests, so having personalised classes was really important to me.
My teacher Marina was phenomenal and very intelligent. She was the only teacher I worked with during my time at AIL and taught me for both my private and group classes. Through these classes, I also got to meet other students from places like China and Turkey. I found the different perspectives of the international class really interesting.
Fun after class activities
Although AIL offered a lot of cultural activities after class, I was studying for my DELE exams and so I only went to one cultural workshop about Cervantes. The activity taught me so much new vocabulary and I ended up having an ‘aha!’ moment the next day when I overheard one of my newly learned words used by my host family! I think the cultural activities are a nice way to learn Spanish in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Why study Spanish
I’m not young, so I know that for others it’s a lot easier to learn a new language. It is challenging and at times I think, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Yet, on the days where I can speak really fluently, or when people can’t detect my American accent in Spanish and ask where I’m from, it’s amazing. For people who are considering taking up Spanish lessons, my advice would be to just do it!
I chose to start
learning Spanish a year ago after my husband and I moved to Madrid for his
work. I tried out three or four other language schools before coming to AIL
Madrid and out of all of them, I like AIL’s atmosphere the most!
My favourite thing
about the school is the other students you get to meet there. I enjoy talking
with the students who come from places like China, France and the US, and I
also get on well with my classmates. They are younger than me, but the age gap
isn’t an issue and I always find it interesting to hear what they have to say.
As I have a busy schedule, I think the ten weekly hours of classes offered in the semi-intensive courses are a good amount for me to learn Spanish from. The teachers at AIL are really friendly and they always bring up interesting topics for us to discuss in class. I find speaking to be the hardest part of learning Spanish, but my teachers are patient and always let me finish all of my sentences when I am speaking in class. Since starting the Spanish course, I am now able to talk to native speakers, take calls and organise local services to fix household problems on my own. I used to work in the Ministry of Commerce in Japan, so I am also excited by the idea of being able to use Spanish in my work in future too!
Hi! I’m Sandra, a twenty-year-old AIL student from Sweden. I started learning Spanish as a total beginner at the start of September this year.
I chose to take Spanish lessons mainly for my family. My mother’s side of the family is Venezuelan and don’t speak any English. To make communicating with them easier, I decided to start learning Spanish. I went online to find the best language school in Spain. After reading so many amazing recommendations, I decided to study Spanish in AIL Madrid.
My Life in Madrid
I have been in Madrid for two months now. Living in a country surrounded by people who speak the language, I’m amazed at how much my Spanish has already improved. Everyday tasks like ordering in a restaurant, asking a local for directions and talking to store cashiers have become great opportunities for me to practice what I learned in class. I’m feeling more and more comfortable with the language. I can now speak Spanish better than some of my friends who have been studying it in Sweden for years!
The teachers in AIL Madrid are also so warm and welcoming. It really helps when learning Spanish as a beginner. My teacher, Olga, takes the time to make sure we understand everything in lessons. She always helps us with our problems, so no one ever hesitates to ask questions.
The teachers participate in all our fiestas and activities too. This means that most of the time, they don’t even really feel like teachers!
My Future with Spanish
I will never regret my decision to come to Spain. After I finish my time here, I’ll be able to speak Spanish for the rest of my life! If you want to spend your money on enhancing your ‘life backpack’ of skills, I would recommend learning Spanish at AIL Madrid.
Do you want to discover another AIL Student experience? You can read about Peter’s, a private and group classes student who wanted to focus in business Spanish, in our AIL Madrid Spanish Language Students section.