We practiced using some verbs in the present and past..

We used the first person – yo. Normalmente como un plátano cada día, pero ayer no comí uno.
We did the same with ……. Bailar – normalmente bailo la salsa, pero ayer no la bailé…. Cantar – canto, canté Limpiar – limpio, limpié Salir – salgo, salí Ir – voy, fue Hacer – hago, hice Llover – llueve, llovió
We then did the exercise quickly with the third person
We then watched a video about La Vida Sana – the healthy life Sencillos consejos – simple advice Se mal alimenta – he eats badly Sedentario – sedentary Comida chatarra = comida basura – junk food Conoció a … - he met
La obesidad – obesity

We then practiced giving advice about health…. Deberías – you should… Deberías comer menos chocolate – you should eat less chocolate Deberías hacer ejercicio – you should do more exercise


In this class we revised some words connected with Halloween Una lápida – a gravestone Una calavera – a skull Un búho – an owl Un murciélago – a bat Telarañas – spider webs
We learned some words connected with fear and terror Frightened – asustado Frightening – espantoso, aterrador A fright – un susto Fear – miedo
We then learned some vocab which was to come up in a text we read Asustaniños – the bogey man, child frighteners Patas de chivo – goat´s feet Peludo – hairy Euskera – the Basque language Colmillos – fangs

We then looked at some of the differences between the Pretérito and the Imperfecto Pretérito – defined length of time – estuve en la piscina por una hora ayer Imperfecto – length of time not defined – estaba en la piscina ayer cuando empezó a llover
Pretérito – single, complete actions, to narrate the actions of a story – Me levanté, desayuné y salí. Imperfecto – background events or situations – Cuando me levanté, el sol brillaba y los pájaros cantaban.


•Review. What time is it?
•Exercises pages 13 and 14 and audios of page 14.
Días de la semana
Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sábado y Domingo.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday.
¿Qué día es hoy? Hoy es martes.
What day is today? Today is Tuesday
¿Y mañana? Mañana es miércoles
And tomorrow? Tomorrow is Wednesday
¿Y ayer? Ayer fue lunes.
And yesterday? Yesterday wasWednesday

•Meses del año

Enero, Febrero, Marzo, Abril, Mayo, Junio, Julio, Agosto, Septiembre, Octubre, Noviembre, Diciembre.

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

•We talked about food in Spanish and shared the names of some foods in Spanish.
Milk, red wine, white wine, rosé wine, beer, bread, ham, rice, pasta, fish, butter, ap


WE looked again at Health La salud Saludable/ sano – healthy
WE answered the question…. ¿Qué haces para mantenerte en forma? Bebo mucha agua Hago ejercicio Entreno tres veces a la semana
We listened to a conversation with a model Una modelo – a model Un regimen - a regime, a programme Encontrar – to find

We looked at radical changing verbs: those verbs where the vowel in the middle changes.....
Pensar – pienso, piensas, piensa, pensamos, pensáis, piensan Note the Nosotros and Vosotros are regular again, without the extra vowel… This is true of all radical changing verbs…. Dormir – duermo, duermes, duerme, dormimos, dormís, duermen
We did some practice in the present and past on p.5 and 6 and for homework we have to translate the sentences on p.6


This week we talked about a new verb tense called El Perfecto. The equivalent in English is I have eaten, I have walked, I have talked, etc. In Spanish, we form it with the verb HABER conjugated according to the person plus the main verb in past participle. Yo he – I have Tú has – you have El/ella ha - he/she has Nosotros hemos – We have Vosotros habéis – You have (plural) Ellos/ellas han – They have
The past participle is formed by dropping off the ending of the infinitive and adding –ado or –ido. Hablar – hablado Visitar – visitado Comer – comido Beber – bebido Vivir – vivido Ser – sido Ir - ido And we leant some irregular verbs: Escribir – escrito Abrir – Abierto Hacer – hecho
Yo he visitado Italia – I have visited Italy He hecho fotografías – I have taken pictures. Nosotros hemos comido pizza y pasta – We have eaten pizza and pasta Hemos estado en El Vaticano – We have been to the Vatican City.
In the second part of the class, we revised some jobs in Spanish and we did a brainstorming. Bombero – plum…


This week we talked about food and we started with a brainstorming about different kinds of food. La comida Las patatas fritas – The chips La naranja – The orange La mantequilla – the butter El queso – the cheese El arroz – the rice La cerveza – the beer La leche – the milk El pescado – the fish La tortilla – the omelette El jamón – the ham El pan – the bread Los huevos – the eggs La ensalada – the salad La carne de vaca- the steak La pasta – the pasta Los mariscos – seafood
We learnt some expressions to express likes and dislikes in Spanish. ¿Te gusta la cerveza? – Do you like beer? Sí, me encanta – Yes, I love it. Sí, me gusta mucho – Yes, I like it very much Sí, me gusta – Yes I like it No, no me gusta mucho – No, I don’t like it very much No, no me gusta – No, I don’t like it No, no me gusta nada – No, I don’t like it at all. If the noun is plural, we add an “n” at the end of “gusta”. See the examples below: ¿Te gustan los huevos? – Do you like eggs? Sí, me gustan mucho – Yes, I …


On Friday, November 9th, the Sligo Spanish Society welcomes Manuel ´Manolo´ Mendez, an artist, musician and graphic designer based in Barcelona who is in love with Irish music, culture and landscapes. The event begins at 8pm in the Yeats Building, Sligo.
Originally from the city of Linares in the Andalusian province of Jaén, Spain, Manuel was born in 1953 and has spent a lifetime drawing, studying and teaching art, playing music of many different genres and designing for merchandise. Working primarily with oil on canvas, he has exhibited his work in Barcelona and elsewhere in Catalunya approximately every second year since 1995.

His work is inspired by landscapes and streetscapes from both Ireland and Spain, in which he displays a keen understanding of how to capture light, shade, water and reflections.
He is delighted to be making his Irish exhibition ´debut´ in Sligo as part of the 9 Walls Exhibition in the Hyde Bridge Gallery and also to be afforded the opportunity to present his w…