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The New Zealand Curriculum.

This site has been developed to support The New Zealand Curriculum

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Example 1: Advertisement

¿Dónde está mi gato?

2 de febrero 2008
¿Has visto a mi gato? Se llama Cristóbal Colón. Tiene dos años y es atigrado y grande. Es muy cariñoso. Mi número de teléfono es 96357243. Mi dirección es: Calle Mayor 91, Alarcón. Hay recompensa.

Communication, Language Knowledge and Cultural Knowledge, levels 1 and 2

At these levels, students can understand and use familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. They can interact in a simple way in supported situations.

In selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will: For this example, students might:


  • receive and produce information;


  • understand and produce a piece of information using simple Spanish;


  • produce and respond to questions and requests;


  • use mostly formulaic language;


  • show social awareness when interacting with others;


  • communicate information using simple, everyday vocabulary and familiar expressions;


  • recognise that Spanish is organised in particular ways;


  • use formulaic patterns ( has visto + mi + noun) and expressions ( hay recompensa) as language models;
  • that there are two words for 'is';
  • notice the punctuation in the question;


  • make connections with their own language(s);


  • notice that the sentences are single clauses, or two clauses joined by y;


  • recognise that Hispanic cultures are organised in particular ways;


  • notice the use of the informal form;


  • make connections with known culture(s).


  • compare addresses and therefore housing.

Context: Students produce an advertisement for a lost item.

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