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The following vocabulary list is intended to help you plan work in relation to your programmes of study. Assessment tasks targeted at grades G to C will be based on this vocabulary list, although they may include some unfamiliar vocabulary. Occasional glossing of individual words may occur in the examinations, although this will be avoided whenever possible. As well as specified vocabulary, students will be expected to have knowledge of numbers, times, days of the week, months etc.
Some of the vocabulary in the list is not unique to the topic under which it is listed and may appear under more than one heading. Adjectival forms of nouns are included although not always specifically listed here. The list does not include easily recognisable cognates or near cognates, words in common use in English, or English words in common use in Spanish.
Topic area A – Home and abroad 7 Topic area B – Education and employment 14
Topic area C – House, home and daily routine 19
Topic area D – The modern world 27
Topic area E – Social activities, fitness and health 30
Non-topic-specific vocabulary 35
Topic area A — Home and abroad
Life in town and rural life
a pie – on foot
jardín público (m) – public garden
aburrido/a – boring
lago (m) – lake
afueras (f) – outskirts
lejos – far
amar – to love
lento/a – slow
aparcamiento (m) – car park
lugar de interés turístico (m) – sight, place of interest