Spanish: 7–10 Sequence / Levels 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language
Notice the role and importance of pronunciation and intonation in Spanish, for example, to distinguish between statements, questions and exclamations, and understand Spanish writing conventions such as inverted question marks at the start of questions
noticing features of pronunciation (silent h) and the different sounds of consonant–vowel combinations, for example, gato, guerra, gente, girar, goma, guante, guitarra
recognising variations in intonation required to form statements, questions and exclamations, for example, Eres de Australia; ¿Eres de Australia?; ¡Eres de Australia!
understanding writing conventions such as the use of inverted question and exclamation marks
noticing and applying the different rules of capitalisation in English and Spanish
becoming familiar with the use of graphic symbols such as ñ, tildes, ¿…?, ¡…! on keyboards and in writing systems