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Spanish: The Weather (El Tiempo) – Vocabulary and Expressions


  • El Tiempo – The Weather
  • El Clima – The Climate
  • Hace frĂ­o – It’s cold
  • Hace calor – It’s hot
  • Hace sol – It’s sunny
  • Hace viento – It’s windy
  • Está lloviendo – It’s raining
  • Está granizando – It’s hailing
  • Está nevando – It’s snowing
  • La salida del sol – The sunrise
  • La puesta del sol – The sunset
  • la lluvia – rain
  • las nubes – clouds
  • la neblina – fog
  • el sol – sun
  • el huracán – hurricane
  • la primavera – spring
  • el verano – summer
  • el otoño – fall
  • el invierno – winter
  • el relámpago – lightning... (More)
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Spanish oral exam: List of possible questions & sample answers

Introductory questions

  • Hola, ÂżQuĂ© tal? / Hola, ÂżCĂłmo estás? – Hello, How are you?
  • Estoy bien. – I’m fine.
  • ÂżEstás nervioso / preocupado? – Are you nervous / worried?
  • SĂ­, un poco. – Yes, a little bit.
  • ÂżCĂłmo te llamas? – What’s your name?
  • Mi nombre es Daniel – My name is Daniel.
  • ÂżCuántos años tienes? – How old are you?
  • Tengo dieciocho años. – I’m eighteen years.


  • ÂżDĂłnde vives? – Where do you live?
  • Vivo en Dublin. – I live in Dublin.
  • ÂżCĂłmo es tu casa? – How is your house?
  • Mi casa tiene tres habitaciones y está... (More)

Aural Exam Focused Listening Technique

This technique is thought to focus the listener even before hearing the tape and thus “subdue panic” and “increase exam productivity”. The technique can be summarised as follows:

  1. Read the instructions carefully (even though they always begin in the same manner, there is usually some information about the piece you will hear included also). Take this information into account when considering the likelihood of your answer.
  2. Read the questions, underlining the key words. Mentally recall or actually jot down the French for these words above the English questions.
  3. Now listen out for these or related words on the tape, your... (More)


el padre: father 

la madre: mother 

los padres: parents 

el hermano: brother 

la hermana: sister 

los hermanos: brothers/ brothers and sisters

el hijo: son 

la hija: daughter 

los hijos: sons/ children 

el tío: uncle 

la tía: aunt 

los tíos: uncles/ uncles and aunts 

el abuelo: grandfather 

la abuela: grandmother 

los abuelos: grandfathers/ grandparents 

el primo: cousin{masculine]

la prima: cousin{female}

los primos: cousins