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ELEMENTARY COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 8

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We began by revising the rooms in a house in Spanish....



We continued learning about furniture
Los muebles - furniture
el espejo - the mirror
el sofá
la silla - the chair
la pared - the wall
la puerta - the door
la ventana - the window
la mesa - the table
la alfombra - the rug
el florero - the vase
el estante - the shelf
la estantería - the bookshelves
la cocina eléctrica - the electric cooker
el lavaplatos - the dishwasher
la lavadora - the washing machine




¿Qué hay en tu salón? - What is there in your living room?



We also learned some prepositions..
entre - between
al lado de - beside
delante - in front of
detrás - behind
encima de - on top of
debajo de - under



















BEGINNERS COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 8

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We revised the words for the places in a city, and we practiced asking where things are...

¿Dónde está la plaza de toros? - where is the bullring?
¿Dónde está el cine?




¿Hay un banco cerca de aquí? - Is there a bank around here?
El banco está cerca - the bank is near
El banco está lejos - the bank is far

Siga todo recto - keep going straight
tome la primera calle - take the first street
a la izquierda - on the left
a la derecha - on the right





















FILM: RELATOS SALVAJES (WILD TALES), THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH

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This Thursday, June 8th, we are pleased to present Oscar nominated Argentinian film, Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales). The film will be shown at 8pm in the Yeats Building, Sligo. 
Relatos Salvajes is in fact six different stories, united by a theme of frustration and vengeance. The Guardian described the film as "This delicious, chocolate box of nasty, untamed tales about revenge," and "a fantastically scabrous collection of movie tales from the dark heart of Argentina."
Admission is €5 (€3 for students and the unemployed), and includes wine, tapas and sangria after the movie. 


BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 8

This week we revised the irregular verbs in present
Irregular verbs = verbos irregulares Jugar: yo juego, tú juegas, él juega, nosotros jugamos, vosotros jugáis, ellos juegan. Dormir: duermo, duermes, duerme, dormimos, dormís, duermen. Ir: Yo voy, tú vas, él va, nosotros vamos, vosotros vais, ellos van. Ver: yo veo, tú ves, él ve, nosotros vemos, vosotros veis, ellos ven. Hacer: yo hago, tú haces, él hace, nosotros hacemos, vosotros hacéis, ellos hacen.
We translated some sentences to practice: Yo canto todos los días – I sing every day. Marta va de compras todos los fines de semana – Marta goes shopping every weekend. Peter escucha música todas las noches – Peter listens to music every night Vamos a pasear a veces – We go for a walk sometimes. José y Pilar van de copas todos los sábados – They go out for a drink every Saturday Nosotros jugamos al golf todos los domingos – We play golf every Sunday. Leo todas las tardes – I read every evening Él duerme bien todas las noches – He sleeps well every …

ELEMENTARY COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 7

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We began by revising some verbs in the daily routine Me levanto – I get up Me ducho – I have a shower Desayuno – I have breakfast Como – I have lunch Vuelvo del trabajo – I return from work Empiezo – I begin Termino – I finish Ceno – I have dinner Me acuesto – I go to bed
We also talked about reflexive verbs: These are verbs that end in “se” in the infinitive Generally, the “se” has the idea of “self”, though when we translate, there is sometimes no “self” meaning in English……
Me llamo – I call myself Te llamas – you call yourself Se llama – he/she calls himself/herself
Me levanto – I get up Te levantas – you get up Se levanta – he/she gets up
We learned two new verbs Afeitarse – to shave Maquillarse – to put on makeup


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We also practiced verbs in the third person – he or she Se levanta Se ducha Ve la tele Come Cena Vuelve Empieza Termina Se acuesta
We then went on to talk about houses Las habitaciones – rooms La casa – the house El salón – the living room
la cocina - …

BEGINNERS COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 7

In this lesson we talked about places in the city and we learnt how to ask directions
La oficina de correos – The post office La piscina – The swimming pool La iglesia – the church La playa – the beach El banco – the bank La farmacia – The chemist’s El cine – the cinema El museo – the museum El supermercado – the supermarket La comisaría (de policía ) – the police station La estación de trenes – the train station La estación de autobuses – the bus station El aeropuerto – The airport Los semáforos – the traffic lights La tienda de ropa – la boutique El hospital – The hospital
A la izquierda de – on the left A la derecha de – on the right Siga –continue ; Siga todo recto – Go straight Gire – Turn Suba – go up Tome – take Cruce – cross Baje – go down La primera calle – The first street / road La segunda calle – The second street / road La tercera calle – The third street / road La cuarta calle – The third street / road
We also did a listening exercise. The transcript is the following:
1.Por favor, ¿dónde está el m…

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2017, CLASS 7

This week we continue with the topic about pasatiempos. We learnt how to emphasise likes and dislikes A mí me gusta – I like A ti te gusta – you like A él, a ella, a usted le gusta – he/she/ you (formal) likes A nosotros nos gusta – We like A vosotros os gusta – you like A ellos / a ellas / a ustedes – They like / you like (formal)
In pairs we talked about our hobbies. A John le gusta ir al cine – John likes going to the cinema A María no le gusta ver la tele – María doesn’t like watch TV A mí no me gusta ir de compras – I don’t like going shopping A tí te gusta cantar – You like singing We did a translation exercise A María le gusta pasear/anda – Maria likes going for walks A Pedro le gusta cantar – Peter likes singing A Sheila le gusta nadar – Sheila likes swimming A Donal le gusta bailar – Donal likes dancing A Juan no le gusta ver la televisión – Juan doesn’t like watching TV.
We did a listening exercise. A Rosa le gusta…- Rosa likes… La música – The music Leer – to read Las novelas españolas – The …