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BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 6

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In this class we revised clothes.... La Ropa



We also learned something about Los Sanfermines - the festival in the North of Spain every July...


We then looked at hobbies Los pasatiempos  leer - to read pasear - to go for a walk nadar - to swim jugar - to play estudiar - to study Ver la tele - to watch TV

ELEMENTARY COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 5

This week, we continued working on the topic of transport. We read the conversations on page 9 and we translated them. En la calle – on the street Perdone, ¿Hay una parada de taxis cerca de aquí? – Excuse me, is there a taxi stop nearby? Sí, hay una parada cerca de la estación de autobuses. Sigue todo recto y la estación está a la izquierda. – Yes, there is a stop near the bus station. Continue straight ahead and the staion is on the left. En la estación de trenes – in the train station Quisiera dos billetes de ida y vuelta para el tren para Cádiz que sale a las once – I would like two return tickets to the train to Cádiz that leaves at 11. Aquí tiene – Here you have ¿puede decirme si hay un tren directo a Madrid hoy? – Can you tell me if there’s a direct train to Madrid today? El próximo tren directo sale en veinticinco minutos – The next direct train leaves in 25 minutes. ¡Estupendo! Déme un billete de ida y vuelta en primera clase, por favor. ¿Cuánto cuesta? – Great! Can you give me a retu…

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 6

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We looked at some complaints in a restaurant...
quejas - complaints
quejarse - to complain
el tenedor - the fork
la cuchara - the spoon
el cuchillo - the knife
la servilleta - the napkin

faltar - to be missing, lacking
falta un teatro aquí

We then listened to a song - No me puedo quejar

some vocab......
huir - to escape
un ladrón - a thief
un gitano - a gypsy
el alma - the soul
ternura - affection
locura - madness
dudar - doubt
soñador - dreamer
vividor - freeloader
dueño - the owner
a ver quien se niega - who could resist (refuse)
no hay mal que por bien no venga - something good always comes with something bad
me enseñaste - you taught me
frágil - fragile

las letras (the lyrics) aquí






NO ME PUEDO QUEJAR Ay, no me puedo _________
Ni me obligas ni te obligo
Me invitaste a huir contigo
Y yo quería _________
No, no me puedo quejar
Me llenaste la _________
Sueños y promesas
Y yo quería soñar
No, no me puedo quejar
Me envolviste con ternura
Y aunque fuese una _________
Te acepté sin dudar No me puedo quejar
Ay No me puedo quejar …

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 5

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We revised some language around la Dieta Mediterranea and read the text….. Aliñar – to season, flavour Hortalizas – vegetables grown in a garden
Una huerta – a vegetable garden/ allotment 


We then went on to talk about how to translate….
I have been waiting for two hours We have been studying Spanish for 3 years
In other words, situations or actions that started in the past and continue to the present day….


Llevo dos horas esperando. Llevamos estudiando español tres años.
We need….
Llevar+verb + ando/iendo
More info and practice here

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 5

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In this class we revised the theme of describing people...

Es alto/a
Es bajo/a
Son bajos - They are short
Es feo
es fea
Es guapo
Es guapa



Tiene bigote - he has a moustache
Lleva gafas - He/she is wearing glasses

¿Cómo es? - What is she/he like?
¿Qué aspecto tiene? - What does she/ he look like?

We then went on to learning about clothes....



¿Qué lleva? - what is she/he wearing?
la ropa - clothes
una camisa - a shirt
un traje - a suit 
Pantalones - trousers
vaqueros - jeans
zapatos - shoes
calcetines - socks
el cinturón - the belt
una falda - a skirt
un vestido - a dress
un sombrero - a hat













PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 5

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In this class we looked at complaining about problems in a hotel

alojamiento - accommodation 
quejas - complaints
quejarse - to complain
una bombilla - a bulb
una toalla - a towel
una almohada - a pillow

está roto - it is broken
la ventana está rota - the window is broken

está mojado - it is wet
gotear - to drip
una gota - a drop
mojar - to wet
secar - to dry

un radiador - a radiator
una bañera - a bathtub

No estoy contento/a - I am not happy
La voy a reparar en seguida - I will repair it straight away
lo voy a arreglar ahora mismo - I am going to fix it right now



We looked at Spanish object pronouns and their position in sentences...
In English, "it" comes after the verb
I ate it.

In Spanish, it must come before the verb...
Lo comí. 

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 4

This week we learned about describing people


This week we learnt how to describe people physically. Descripciones
¿Cómo es él/ella? – What’s he/she like?
Él es bajo – He is short Él es alto – He is tall Él es gordo – He is fat Él es delgado – He is thin Él es viejo – He is old Ella es joven – She is young Ella es rubia – She is blond Ella es morena – She has dark hair Ella es pelirroja – She is ginger Él es feo – He is ugly Ella es guapa – She is pretty
Tiene los ojos verdes / marrones / azules – He/she has green / brown / blue eyes Tiene el pelo largo / corto / rizado – He has long / short / curly hair Lleva barba / gafas / bigote – He has a beard / glasses / moustache
We learnt some useful verbs to talk about descriptions:
Ser – To be
Yo soy – I am Tú eres – You are Él / ella es – He / she is Nosotros somos – We are Vosotros sois – You are Ellos / ellas son – They are
Tener – to have
Yo tengo – I have Tú tienes – You have Él /ella tiene – He/she has Nosotros tenemos – We have Vosotros tenéis – You have Ellos tien…