ELEMENTARY COURSE, AUTUMN 2015, CLASS 7

This week we talked about reflexive verbs and time clauses to express frequency.
If the subject in the sentence performs an action on itself, the verb will be reflexive and we’ll have to put “se” at the end of the verb in the infinitive form.
Ducharse – to take a shower
Vestirse – to get dressed
Levantarse – to get up
Acostarse – to go to bed
Afeitarse – to shave
Cortarse el pelo – to have your hair cut
Cepillarse los dientes / lavarse los dientes – to brush your teeth
Maquillarse – to make up
Lavarse las manos/la cara – To wash your hands/your face

When talking about different people, we will replace that “se” by the pronoun that is assigned to the person and this pronoun is placed before the verb.
Levantarse
Yo me levanto
Tú te levantas
Él se levanta
Nosotros nos levantamos
Vosotros os levantáis
Ellos se levantan

Ducharse
Yo me ducho
Tú te duchas
Él se ducha
Nosotros nos duchamos
Vosotros os ducháis
Ellos se duchan


In pairs, we worked on the first exercise on page 24
Tú te llamas Pablo, ¿no? – Your name is Pablo, isn’t it?
Nosotros nos relajamos en el salón, antes de la cena – We relax in the sitting room before dinnertime
Vosotros os divertís mucho en la piscina, ¿no? – You have great fun in the pool, don’t you?
¿A qué hora te acuestas? – What time do you go to bed at?
Paula y Marta se levantan a las seis de la mañana – They get up at 6am
Yo me afeito a las siete todas las mañanas – I shave at 7 every morning
Carla se maquilla antes de ir al trabajo – Carlas makes herself up before going to work.

We also answerd the following questions:
1.¿A qué hora    …te levantas?
                                …te afeitas?
                                …te duchas?
                                …te vistes?
                                …te acuestas?

We learnt some expressions of frequency.
Normalmente – Usually
A veces – Sometimes
De vez en cuando – From time to time
Siempre – Always
Nunca – Never
A menudo – often
Me cepillo los dientes dos veces al día – I brush my teeth twice a day
Me afeito cada dos días – I shave every two days
Julia se corta el pelo tres veces por año – Julia gets her hair cut three times a year.
Nosotros nos levantamos a las ocho todos los días – We get up at 8 every day.
Yo lavo mi coche todas las semanas – I wash my car every week.
Vamos de copas todos los fines de semana – We have drinks every weekend

In pairs, we worked on the following questions.
¿Con qué frecuencia      …te cortas el pelo?  - How often do you get your hair cut?
                                                …te maquillas? – How often do you make up?
                                                …te cepillas los dientes? - How often do you brush your teeth?
                                                …te afeitas? - How often do you shave?
                                                …vas al cine? - How often do you go to the cinema?
                                                …vas de compras? - How often do you go shopping?
                                                …vas de vacaciones? - How often do you go on holidays?
                                                …paseas en el campo? - How often do you take a stroll in the countryside?
                                                …hablas español? – how often do you speak Spanish?
                                                …vas de compras? - How often do go shopping?
                                                …lees un periódico? – How often do you read a newspaper?


Other words that came up during the lesson:
Ambos – both
Divertirse – to have fun
En realidad – actually
Actualmente – currently
Despertarse – to get up
Por desgracia – unfortunately
Holgazán – lazy, a couch potato
Aficionado al cine / cinéfilo – filmgoer


                         



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