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:
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 – check our Spanish vocabulary list. In addition, we have also created activities and games (click on the link to see an example: months of the year in Spanish), that will help you to memorize the vocabulary as if it was a game you will learn correct pronunciation and use it in the right context.
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, or an 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 memorize 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 false friends, words that look similar but have different meanings (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 & dates in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Talking about family and friends in Spanish||FREE ACCESS|
|Marriage, weddings and partnerships in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Technology & social media in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Music, cinema & TV in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Sports, exercise and physical activity in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Food & eating out in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Spanish customs, festivals and celebrations||VIP ACCESS|
|My home in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|My city & local area in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Shopping & advertising in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Healthy & unhealthy living in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|The environment in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Other social & global issues in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Holidays and tourism in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Travel in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Life at school & future studies in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Jobs & work experience in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|
|Career choices and ambitions in Spanish||VIP ACCESS|