AQA GCSE Spanish Vocabulary

Having a solid foundation of vocabulary is essential when it comes to learning any language, it is a fundamental tool to develop our communicative abilities. The more vocabulary you know, the more chance you will have of achieving a good mark, it will also help you in the four skill areas the exam is divided into writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

For that reason, we have worked hard in this area, to offer you a wide range of vocabulary,  for the GCSE Spanish, organized by the topics the syllabus is made up of (Spanish vocabulary list). In addition, we have also created activities and games (months of the year in Spanish), that will help you to memorise the vocabulary as if it was a game you will learn correct pronunciation and use it in the right context.

GCSE Spanish sylllabus

These activities are reserved for our VIP students, but you can work with one of them, by clicking on this link to see how they work. Below you have the complete list of Spanish vocabulary topics and check which ones have free access (we change it every month, so don’t forget to double-check from time to time).  On the other hand, we have also created some free access activities, that will allow you to start working in your Spanish right now.

Tips for learning vocabulary

  •  When learning new vocabulary, it is important for you to identify whether the word is a verb, a noun, an adjective, and adverb…, because everyone works in a different way.
  • Remember, you have to learn the gender of nouns in Spanish. In other words, you must know whether each word is feminine or masculine. For instance, can you guess the gender of the words in the game below?

  • Adjectives (bueno, malo, caro…) and articles (el, la, los, las), for example, have to match the gender of the noun so, if you don’t master this issue, you may make mistakes that will reduce your mark, especially when it comes to speaking or writing.
  • Bear in mind that you will not need to memorise all the new words, many of them are similar in both languages and easy to identify. These words are called cognates (learn more about Spanish-English cognates).
  • On the other hand, you need to be careful with the false friends, words that look similar but have a different meaning (learn more about Spanish-English false friends).
  • People memorize words in different ways, you have to find what is the most effective for you. In the video below you can see some ideas that can help you.

List of GCSE Spanish vocabulary topics

Numbers  in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Times and dates  in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Talking about family and friends in Spanish FREE ACCESS
Marriage, weddings and partnerships in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Technology and social media in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Music, cinema and TV in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Sports, exercise and physical activity in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Food and eating out in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Spanish customs, festivals and celebrations VIP ACCESS
My home in Spanish VIP ACCESS
My city and local area in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Shopping and advertising in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Healthy and unhealthy living in Spanish VIP ACCESS
The environment in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Other social and global issues in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Holidays and tourism in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Travel in Spanish VIP ACCESS
School, college and studying in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Life at school in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Education post-16 in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Jobs and work experience in Spanish VIP ACCESS
Career choices and ambitions in Spanish VIP ACCESS

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