Post-16 Work in Spanish: Practising verb tenses in the context of social media in Spain


In Y12 Spanish, we are working on developing our grammar and verb skills in the context of the impact of social media within Spanish society. We learn key verbs to describe how the average Spaniard might use social media, and how social networks can influence global movements like Occupy and Real Democracy Now.

Our student was given a timeline showing different tenses ranging from past to future, and post-it notes with verb phrases from this topic (for example, I update, I have posted, I will interact, I would be influenced). Year 12 had to order the verbs by tense, then translate them into English. Finally, we finished off the activity with a rapid-fire, oral exercise, conjugating the new verbs into other tenses using the timeline verbs as a guide. It’s all about the verbs!