There are many ways you can attend school. The most common way is to attend public school but there are also private schools that you can go to. A growing trend these days is to attend charter schools or even be homeschooled. Whichever school you attend, you will run across many of the same school items that are used in a classroom. Therefore, in this Spanish Medium Review quiz you will be taking a look at things found at school.
This quiz will contain a long list of new vocabulary words (although some of them you might already be familiar with). Do not get overwhelmed but, rather, take just a few words at a time and get comfortable with them. When you are ready, tackle the next few words and so on.
Once you have reviewed all of the new vocabulary words it will be time to jump in and begin taking the quiz. If you do not score well, do not fret. Just review the vocabulary words again and retake the quiz until you can get a good score. Now, let’s look at this hefty list of school vocabulary words.
|classroom||aula [m] (note that this is a masculine word that ends in an 'a')|
|crayon||lápiz de color [m]|
|eraser||goma de borrar [f] (translates as 'rubber of delete')|
|language||idioma [m] (note that this is a masculine word that ends in an 'a')|
|map||mapa [m] (note that this is a masculine word that ends in an 'a')|
|playground||patio de recreo [m]|
|student||estudiante [m] (same word for male and female)|
|superintendent||superintendente [m] (same word for male and female)|
|textbook||libro de texto [m]|
Did you notice that several of these words appear to look as though they should be feminine words but they are, in fact, masculine? These are among the list of words that do not follow the normal rule of gender words so they are words that you will have to memorize as being masculine.
Remember, for those words that are the same for both male and female, the only way to distinguish whether, let’s say a student, is male or female is by included either a definite or indefinite article in front of the word. For example, if the student is a female you could say 'la estudiante' or 'una estudiante'. If the student is a male, you could say 'el estudiante' or 'un estudiante'.
Now, if you are comfortable with all of these school words, then it is time to begin the quiz!