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


  • El Tiempo – The Weather
  • El Clima – The Climate
  • Hace frío – 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, ¿Qué tal? / Hola, ¿Cómo estás?Hello, How are you?
  • Estoy bien. – I’m fine.
  • ¿Estás nervioso / preocupado?Are you nervous / worried?
  • Sí, un poco. – Yes, a little bit.
  • ¿Cómo te llamas?What’s your name?
  • Me llamo es Daniel – My name is Daniel.
  • ¿Cuántos años tienes?How old are you?
  • Tengo dieciocho años. – I’m eighteen years.


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

Roleplay 1: Alojamiento

Say that you will be on Erasmus in the university for the coming academic year. Say you don’t know anybody in Caceres and ask if he/she could give you some advice about accommodation.

Estaré de Erasmus en la universidad el prómixo curso escolar. No conozco a nadie en Caceres. Podria darme algún consejo sobre alojamiento.

Say that you would prefer to live near the university because last year you lived in the outskirts of Dublin and really didn’t like it

Preferiría vivir cerca de la universidad porque el ano pasado, viví en las afueras de Dublín y no me gustó.... (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)