MFL - KS2 Spanish: ¡Mi Madrid!

This series of 40 audio clips provides resources to support learning Spanish at Key Stage 2, including ten songs. The content is primarily intended for 8 to 10 year olds who have been learning Spanish for one or two years. However, teachers may also find that some elements are suitable for younger pupils. A summary of the content can be found in the table below, with full details in the Teacher's Notes. Transcripts / translations of all the content can be found on the Resources page and the clips can be downloaded in blocks of four from the Downloads page.

¡Mi Madrid!

The story is set in the district of Lavapiés in central Madrid

The series of audio clips follows two friends: Quique, who is Spanish, and his friend Charlie, who is English and has just come to live in the area of Madrid called Lavapíes. Together they explore the city and with Quique’s help Charlie learns Spanish, supported by Quique’s mum Sofía, his Uncle Manu and their neighbour Maria. Each clip features a visit to a local landmark, a story, conversation or a song.

The ¡Mi Madrid! audio clips

The 40 clips that make up ¡Mi Madrid! are ordered in groups of four on each page of the website - eg Part 1. They are also available on this single page.

The audio can also be played direct from the Teacher's Notes if you are connected to the internet. Look for the audio icons in the content girds.

You can also download the content. The audio is arranged as 10 x 15' blocks, each comprising four clips.

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Summary of content in each block of clips

Theme and key vocabularyGrammar, punctuation and culture
Clips 1 - 4: ¡Hola! ¿Qué hay? (Hello! How are you doing?)-
greetingsvowel sounds
saying your name and where you are fromcomparing English and Spanish first names and place names
anmials, food and drink from Spanish countriesSpanish-speaking countries around the world
Clips 5 - 8: ¡Fiesta! (Party!)-
numbersquestion words: ¿cuándo? ¿cuánto? ¿por qué?
dates and months of the yearfocus on pronunciation of ce / ci / z sound
birthdayssaints’ days and festivals - eg 'La Tomatina'
Clips 9 - 12: Al zoo (At the zoo)-
animalsgender and adjectival agreement with singular nouns
coloursfocus on pronunciation of ge / gi / j (rojo, jirafa)
describing sizeanimal sounds compared in English and Spanish
Clips 13 - 16: La sierra (The mountains)-
seasonsfrequency phrases
weatherfocus on pronunciation of ll (llueve / llamas)
points of the compassthe Spanish climate
Clips 17 - 20: Soy un genio (I am a genius)-
opinionsadjectival agreement and word order
directionsimperfect tense in set phrases (era, había and tenía) to say what things used to be like
coloursfamous Spanish artists - particularly Picasso and Dali
Clips 21 - 24: ¡Masterchef! (Masterchef!)-
opinionsopinions, including me gustaría
pricesonomatopoeia - eg ¡puaj!
sequencing and conjunctionsSpanish words with Arabic origins
Clips 25 - 28: ¡Ay! ¿Qué me pongo? (Oh dear! What shall I wear?)-
clothesmasculine and femine nouns
llevo (I wear)definite and indefinite articles
¿me queda bien? (does it suit me?)El Rastro (Madrid’s flea market)
Clips 29 - 32: ¡Hala Madrid! (Come on Madrid!)-
sportscomparative and superlative
¡qué va! (no way!)interjections
¡no me digas! (don't tell me!)Spanish football - rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid
Clips 33 - 36: Mi gente (My people)-
se llama (is called)infinitives and simple future tense
le gusta (n)me gusta vs le gusta
va a + infinitiveschool life in Spain
Clips 37 - 40: Somos una piña (We are a tribe)-
hay...personasexpressions with tener
vivo en vs vive enfocus on pronunciation - s / z sound
-Latin American and Spanish accents and El Retiro

Series resources