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INTERMEDIATE COURSE, 2013, CLASS 7

In this class we learned about the Future simple....

To make this, we simply use the infinitive and add the endings....

- é
- ás
- á
- emos
- eis
- án

iré - I will go
trabajarás - you will work
comerá - he will eat
etc...

Then we learned about the conditional....

-ía
-ías
-ia
- íamos
- íais
- ían

Iría - I would go
Trabajarías - he would work
Comería - He would eat.

Full handout here...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lg8lc51i8iq73z0/El%20futuro%20simple.docx

IMPROVERS COURSE 2013, CLASS 7

Martes, el 26 de noviembre, 2013
We looked again at some verbs for pastimes..
Ir al cine - to go to the cinema Ir de compras - to go shopping Ir de copas - to go for a drink Nadar - to swim Jugar al golf - to play golf Tocar un instrumento - to play an instrument Pasear en el campo - to go for a walk in the country Dormir - to sleep Cantar - to sing Bailar - to dance Cocinar - to cook
We added some verbs Pintar - to paint Dibujar - to draw Correr - to run Pescar - to fish
¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre? - What do you like to do in your free time? Me gusta leer - I like reading Le gusta leer - he/she likes reading
We then looked at how to conjugate some verbs in the Present tense Regular verbs AR verbs Nadar - Yo nado, tú nadas, él/ella nada Bailar - bailo, bailas, baila
ER Verbs Leer - Yo leo, tú lees, él/ella lee. Comer - como, comes, come Correr - corro, corres, corre
Irregular verbs Ir - Yo voy, tú vas, él/ella va Jugar - juego, juegas, juega Hacer - hago, haces, hace

Practice exercis…

BEGINNERS COURSE, 2013, CLASS 6

Lunes, el 25 de noviembre, 2013
In our last session, we learnt how to order food and drinks in Spanish. En el restaurante – In the restaurant El menú – The menu Primero / Primer plato – Starters Segundo / Segundo plato – Main course Postre – Dessert Cliente – Customer Camarero / camarera – Waiter / waitress Ensalada – Salad Sopa del día – Soup of the day Bistec con patatas fritas – Steak with chips Pollo asado – Roast chicken Merluza – Hake Tortilla de patatas /Tortilla española – Spanish omelette Helado – Ice cream Flan – crème caramel Torta de chocolate – chocolate tart
¡oiga! – Excuse me! ¿podemos pedir? – Can we order? ¿Qué van a tomar? – What would you like to have? Copa de vino tinto – A glass of red wine Un agua sin gas – Still water ; un agua con gas – sparkling water ¿Quieren postre? – Will you eat a dessert? Para mí, el helado de fresa – Strawberry ice cream for me Para mí, sólo un café, por favor – Just a coffee for me, thanks ¿Algo más? – Anything else? Un poco más de agua, por favor – A bit m…

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, 2013, CLASS 6

In this class we looked at various kinds of pronouns....

Possessive pronouns....

El libro es mío
La casa es mía
El libro es tuya
La casa es tuya
El libro es suyo/ de él
La cama es suya / de ella


Direct Object Pronouns

I ate the apple - Comí la manazana
I ate it. - La comí

The pronoun in Spanish iusually comes before the verb

The direct object pronouns are....
me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las...

Me vio - he saw me
Te vio - he saw you
lo vio - he saw him
la vio - he saw her
nos vio - he saw us
os vio - he saw you
los vio - he saw them

Full notes here......

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgr047d2z4i5r69/PronounsandQuetehapasado%20%281%29%20Class%206.docx

IMPROVERS COURSE 2013, CLASS 6

Martes, el 19 de noviembre, 2013
We began by revising expressions for talking about illness and giving advice
¿Qué te pasa? - What's wrong? We also learned how to give advice Consejo - advice Deberías .... - you should... Dormir - to sleep Descansar - to rest Beber - to drink Ir al médico - to go to the doctor
We then looked again at some verbs for pastimes.. Ir al cine - to go to the cinema Ir de compras - to go shopping Ir de copas - to go for a drink Nadar - to swim Jugar al golf - to play golf Tocar un instrumento - to play an instrument Pasear en el campo - to go for a walk in the country Dormir - to sleep Cantar - to sing Bailar - to dance Cocinar - to cook
We added some verbs Pintar - to paint Dibujar - to draw Correr - to run Pescar - to fish
¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre? - What do you like to do in your free time? Me gusta leer - I like reading Le gusta leer - he/she likes reading
We then looked at how to conjugate some verbs in the Present tense Regular verbs Leer …

BEGINNERS 2013, CLASS 5

LUNES, EL 18 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2013

In this class we learnt some vocabulary related to FOODComida. Las patatas fritas – The chips El queso – The cheese El arroz – The rice La cerveza – The beer La leche – The milk El pescado – the fish La naranja – The orange El pollo – The chicken El vino – The wine El agua – The water Los huevos – The eggs
We also 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 like them No, no me gustan nada – No, I don’t like them at all.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, 2013, CLASS 5

Miércoles, el 13 de noviembre, 2013


In this class we learned some useful expressions for going hiking. Also we learned some idiomatic expressions.

Handout here...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o56ziov47l6rla9/Handout13.11.docx

IMPROVERS COURSE, AUTUMN 2013, CLASS 5

Martes, el 12 de noviembre, 2013

We began this class by revising the parts of the body that we learned last week
El ojo - the eye La oreja - the ear La boca - the mouth La pierna - the leg El pie - the foot La mano - the hand El corazón - the heart El cuerpo - the body
We then added some more El oído - the inner ear El dedo del pie - the toe El cuello - the neck La espalda - the back El hombro - the shoulder
We learned about illnesses Me duele la cabeza - my head hurts Tengo la pierna rota - I have a broken leg Tengo el brazo roto - I have a broken arm Tengo la gripe - I have the flu Tengo tos - I have a cough Tengo fiebre - I have a fever Estoy resfriado - I have a cold Estoy enfermo - I am sick
We also learned how to give advice Consejo - advice Deberías .... - you should... Dormir - to sleep Descansar - to rest Beber - to drink Ir al médico - to go to the doctor Una receta - a prescription
We then went on to learn some verbs connected with pastimes Handout here.... https://www.dropbox.com/s/361pghi…

BEGINNERS COURSE, AUTUMN 2013, CLASS 4

Lunes, el 11 de noviembre, 2013

In our fourth lesson, we learnt how to ask/say the time in Spanish.
¿Qué hora es? – What time is it? Es la… / Son las … - It is…
In Spanish, we say the hour first and then the minutes.
1:00 Es la una en punto                 7.00 Son las siete en punto 4.30 Son las cuatro y media 7.15 Son las siete y cuarto 9.20 Son las nueve y veinte 3.35 Son las cuatro menos veinticinco
En punto - o’clock Y cuarto - quarter past Y media – half past Menos cuarto – quarter to
We also learnt some vocabulary related to time: Reloj – Watch, clock Hora – hour Minuto – minute Segundo – second
In the second part of the lesson, we learnt the days of the week: Los días de la semana – The days of the week Lunes – Monday Martes – Tuesday Miércoles – Wednesday Jueves – Thursday Viernes – Friday El fin de semana – The weekend Sábado – Saturday Domingo – Sunday
¿Qué día es hoy? – What day is today? Hoy es … - Today is …
¿Y mañana? – And tomorrow? Mañana es … - Tomorrow is …
We listened to a dialogue and we …

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2013, CLASS 4

Miércoles, el 06 de noviembre, 2013

In this class  we looked at how to describe objects, using their material, shape, size and design.

On the second page of the handout (below) we learned some useful language for reporting a crime.

Finally we looked at the Pretérito Perfecto, which translates the English, I have done, we have been, she has never seen.....etc....

The full handout is here....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ll123cn8h9clsf5/Handout06.11.docx


BEGINNERS COURSE, 2013, CLASS 3

Lunes, el 4 de noviembre, 2013

Our third session of our beginner course was about Countries, nationalities and Jobs. In the first part of the lesson we talked about countries and nationalities. We learnt three basic questions:
¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from? Yo soy de  …. – I am from. . .
¿De dónde es él? – Where is he from? Él es de … - He is from…
¿Qué lenguas hablas? – What languages do you speak? ¿Hablas…? – Do you speak…?
We learnt some countries and nationalities in Spanish : España – Spain;                español (masc) española (fem) – Spanish Irlanda – Ireland;             irlandés (masc) irlandesa (fem) – Irish Inglaterra – England;      inglés (masc) inglesa (fem) – English Francia – France;             francés (masc) francesa (fem) – French
¿De dónde es David Beckham? – Where is David Beckham from? ÉL es de Inglaterra – He is from England Él es inglés – He is English ¿Qué lengua habla David Beckham? – What language does Beckham speak? Él habla inglés – He speaks English
¿De dónde es …

IMPROVERS COURSE, 2013, CLASS 4

Martes, el 5 de noviembre, 2013
We began by revising a number of useful expressions to use in a Spanish class... ¿Cómo se dice..? - How do you say..? ¿Qué significa? - What does it mean...? ¿Cómo se escribe...? - How do you spell it? ¿Puedes repetir? - Can you repeat?
Then we revised some vocabulary around ordering tapas Las albóndigas - meatballs Las gambas - prawns El gazpacho El chorizo Las croquetas - croquettes La tortilla de patata - potato omelette. Una ración - a portion Una caña - a glass of draught beer
We then went on to learn the parts of the body in Spanish El ojo - the eye La oreja - the ear La cara - the face El pelo - the hair La boca - the mouth Los dientes - the teeth La cabeza - the head La pierna - the leg El pie - the foot El estómago - the stomach El corazón - the heart La mano - the hand El dedo - the finger
We also learned how to talk about something hurting.. Me duele la cabeza - my head hurts
Me duele la muela - my tooth hurts

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2013, CLASS 3

Miércoles, el 30 de octubre

Our last session in the intermediate course was about Spain: culture and stereotypes. We talked about our experiences in Spain and how they were. We talked about Spanish culture and we saw and discussed some pictures about Spanish festivals, such as San Fermín in Pamplona o Feria de Abril in Seville.
We also talked about Spanish stereotypes and we saw some examples of these in a very funny way. Some of these examples can be seen on the following webpage (worth watching): http://travelersmadeinearth.wordpress.com/tag/spanish-stereotypes/
Other important point of this session was Spanish habits. We saw the differences between Irish and Spanish when it comes to introduce someone (we kiss instead of shaking hands with women) or we talked about our “siestas”.
The second part of our session was about traditional Spanish food. We talked about “tapas”, ham or cheese and our experiences with these kinds of food. We also learnt how to make “tortillas” and “gazpacho”.
How …

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2013, CLASS 2

Miércoles, el 23 de octubre, 2013

Here is a link to the worksheet for this class. We covered a revision of the Preterite tense....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/osqik1d74u7v8qo/Handout%2023.10%2C%20class%202.docx