Stating your opinion – Spanish exercises

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!

Going to a restaurant – Spanish Exercises

Whether you are here for a weekend on holiday, a semester abroad at university, or you’re lucky enough to live here permanently, it is almost guaranteed that you will be going to a restaurant at some point. Madrid is a culinary hub of amazing restaurants, so there are hundreds of choices to try out some great food. Although they can cater for tourists, many of the restuarants will appreciate your efforts to communicate in Spanish. This is why we have made this helpful cheatsheet for what to say when going to a restaurant!

Can we change table? Have you got a children’s menu? The bill, please? Do you have a reservation? These are the questions you will hear flying about in any restaurant. Simply remember how to say them, and you will be comfortable communicating with your waiter or waitress with no confusion!

Next read our article on how to say numbers in Spanish so you can also cover your bill easily! Then you will be fully prepared for an unforgettable Madrileño feast.

After that, why not check out our website. There you will find more Spanish exercises and cheat-sheets to make your language learning that much quicker and easier…

Translating from English – Spanish Exercises

Learning Spanish can seem overwhelming when there is a whole dictionary of new vocabulary to remember. This is why we have created a cheat-sheet that offers some helpful clues to figuring out what words could be in Spanish. Often you will be able to work out the word you need by translating from English. Just follow these rules!

But be careful! Whilst these structures do apply frequently, as with learning any language there are always exceptions to the rule. To be safe it is always best to double check your findings against a dictionary. However, for on the spot translation help we guarantee that you’ll find these tricks helpful!

As an A1 Spanish speaking beginner, you will be comforted to see that many of the word endings are very similar to those of the English language. Translating from English makes picking up new languages stress-free. This familiarity should make recalling the Spanish versions much easier!

If you want more cheats to learning Spanish, why not read our next article about how to say numbers?

For more of our infographics, as well as fun games and exercises to help improve your language learning, check out our website… there is plenty for everyone! Whether you are a beginnner or an expert, we have you covered.

Learning Numbers – Spanish Exercises

If you want to improve your fluency, as well as sounding like a local, you need to be learning numbers in Spanish! This exercise is really useful for shopping, giving quantities, and expressing dates, as it teaches you how to structure large numbers in Spanish. For example, to find out how much something costs in a shop, or to ask for a weight of food at a market, you need to be confident expressing large numbers. Repeat the phrases over and over and soon they will be easy! You will be surprised how useful this activity is, and how often you find yourself reciting these numbers…

You will soon be singing these number tongue-twisters in your sleep… Also, here’s an idea! Once you have learnt how to say all the numbers with 3’s, it is easy to pick up other numbers. The structure is the same, you just have to tweak it slightly!

Learning numbers has never been so easy! If you want more infographics like this to improve your Spanish speaking skills, head to our website, where you will find activities for every ability!

To learn more great hints and tricks to sounding like a local, why not read this article next: Health Vocabulary – Spanish Exercises

Bullfighting Expressions- Spanish Exercises

There are many different ways to express yourself in Spanish language. Some of them include direct comparisons with animals.  These animals are normally native within Spain. Which animal is Spain’s most representative, not because of its food providing, but because of the shows they offer? They “see red” and are picturised as often being quite angry! Indeed, we are talking about bulls, and especially, expressions related to bullfighting.

In Spanish, there are some expressions that involve certain items related to bullfighting, like “capote”; or that directly involve the bull itself. One common sentence we use, translated literally, is: “catch the bull by the horns”. This usually means confronting some kind of problems with initiative.

In this image you will be able to see other expressions related to bullfighting:

Expressions Related with Bullfighting

If you are thirsty for more knowledge about Spanish and our very curious ways of talking and expressing ourselves, take a look at the infographic section on our website. You will find many great mini-lessons, for all abilities, to help you get better at speaking Spanish!

We have a lot of different articles about Spanish that you can find interesting. For instance, if follow the link you will find out how to order drinks in Spanish, which is very useful if you go out at night in Spain.

Amounts in Spanish – Spanish exercises

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?

Amounts in Spanish – Spanish exercises

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!

Flamenco vocabulary – Spanish exercises

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!

Flamenco Spanish vocabulary

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.

Do you want to further expand your knowledge of Spanish? We recommend you this post about co-official languages of Spain.

Co-official languages of Spain – Spanish exercises

Did you know that in some territories of Spain we have other spoken languages besides Spanish? Two of the most well-known co-official languages of Spain are Catalan in Cataluña (Catalán), known as Català locally, or Basque in País Vasco (Euskera), known as Euskera locally. However, we also have several more like Galician in Galicia (Gallego), known as Galego locally, or Valencian in Comunidad Valenciana (Valenciano).

Therefore, we found the translations of some words from Spanish to the other co-official languages of Spain. Read the infographic below to educate yourself about these other languages of Spain! Do you think they are similar to Spanish?

Co-official languages of Spain – Spanish exercises

Now, when travelling you will be able to understand a bit of the language from each region you visit. These places offer a variety of things to do for tourists, so we think they are definitely worth the trip!

Did you enjoy this insight into the languages Spanish heritage and culture? Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics that we have on the Learning resources section page of our website. Whether youre a beginner or expert at speaking SPanish, we cater for all abilities!

You can also discover interesting and fun activities to do in Madrid in our After-class activities section. If you sign up to one of our courses, over 80 of these fun activities are available for free!

Top 1000 most used words in Spanish – Spanish exercises

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.

Top 1000 most used words in Spanish – Spanish exercises

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 .

Modismos españoles – Spanish exercises

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.

1.A empujones        2.A gatas        3.A tientas        4.De carrerilla        5.A regañadientes

Modismos españoles - Spanish exercises
  • ¿Cómo recitas la tabla del 9?
  • ¿Cómo aceptas que tu jefe te pida trabajar un domingo por la mañana?
  • ¿Cómo entras y sales de los vagones del metro en las horas punta?
  • ¿Cómo buscas una vela si estás en casa y de repente se va la luz y tu móvil está sin batería?
  • ¿Cómo recuperas tus llaves si se te caen debajo de la mesa?

SOLUCIONES: 1.A 2.C 3.D 4.B 5.E | De carrerilla, A regañadientes, A empujones, A tientas, A gatas

Did you enjoy the “modismos españoles” and want to continue your Spanish learning and test your level? You can go to our Learning resources section page and and put you to the test with our quizzes.

If you want to continue your Spanish learning while discovering how to cook a tasty Spanish meal, check out this post.