IMPROVERS 2, 2014, CLASS 4

Martes, el 12 de febrero. Class 4.

We began by revising emotions in Spanish, and deciding which words we use with Tener, and which with Estar

Tener....

....frío
....calor
...miedo
....sueño
....hambre
....sed

Estar..
....preocupado
....triste
....contento
.....cansado
....enfadado etc...

We also revised the concept of False Friends - Falsos Amigos - and added some new examples
Decepcionado - does not have any connection to "deception", it means "disappointed".
Conductor - a driver
Constipado - to have a cold
Sensible - sensitive

We then practiced the conversation that we began last week, when we asked other people's opinions and gave our own...
¿Qué piensas? - what do you think?
Pienso que.... - I think that...
Estoy de acuerdo - I agree
No estoy de acuerdo - I don't agree

We then moved on to talking about cities

In Spanish we have two equivalents to the English verb To Be - Ser and Estar. It is important to be able to distinguish between them....

Barcelona está en el noreste de España. - We use "está" because we are talking about location - ubicación.
Barcelona es una ciudad turística. - We use "es", which is the verb Ser, because we are describing - descripción.

We learned the names of other cities in Spanish...
Londres
Edimburgo
Roma
Dublín
Sevilla

We then did an exercise to guess a city that another student had thought of...
¿Está en Europa?
¿Está en la costa?
¿Es una ciudad grande?

¿Es una ciudad turística?

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