ELEMENTARY 2 COURSE, AUTUMN 2016, CLASS 4

This week we continue talking about the near future.

We read a story and we translated it.
Mañana Jorge va a viajar a Barcelona con su familia. – Tomorrow Jorge is going to travel to Barcelona with his family.
Ahí van a visitar la Sagrada Familia y van a ver el museo de Picasso. – There they are going to visit la Sagrada Familia and they are going to see the Picasso Museum.
Jorge va a ir a un partido de fútbol en el Camp Nou. – Jorge is going to attend a football match in the Camp Nou .
Va a ir solo porque a su mujer y a su hija no les gusta el deporte. – He is going to go alone because his wife and his daughter don’t like sports.
Van a volver el domingo que viene. – They are going to go back next Sunday.

We listened to four people talking about their holidays. Things we did not understand:
Enrique, ¿a dónde vas a ir de vacaciones este año? – Enrique, where are you going on holidays this year?
Voy a ir Mallorca – I am going to Mallorca.
¿Qué vas a hacer? – What are you going to do?
Voy a ir a la playa todos los días. – I am going to go to the beach every day.
Voy a visitar los monumentos históricos – I am going to visit the historical monuments.
Voy a visitar a mis abuelos – I am going to visit my grandparents.
Voy a tomar el sol – I am going to sunbathe.

In pairs, we talked about our plans in the future and we made use of the questions on page 10. A few examples below:
¿Qué vas a hacer esta noche? – What are you going to do tonight?
Voy a cenar con mis amigos y voy a ver una película con ellos. – I am going to have dinner with my Friends and I am going to watch a movie with them.
¿Qué vas a hacer el fin de semana que viene? – What are you going to do next weekend?
El fin de semana que viene voy a visitar a unos amigos que viven en Bilbao, una ciudad situada al norte de España. – Next weekend I am going to visit a few friends who live in Bilbao, a city situated in the north of Spain.
¿Qué vais (tú y tu mujer / marido / amigo / novio/a) a hacer el verano que viene? – What are you (you and your wife/husband/friend/boyfriend/girlfriend) going to do next summer?
Mis amigos y yo vamos a hacer surf en Strandhill y después vamos a tomar el sol en la playa – My friends and I are going to do surf in Strandhill and then we are going to sunbathe on the beach.

We listened to a conversation between a boy and a girl and in pairs we answered the questions on page 10. Some words we did not understand:
Mira, te llamo porque… - Look I am calling you…
¿Te apetece venir? – Do you feel like coming?
No creo que me dé tiempo – I don’t think I will have time.
Pero si quieres, podemos ir por la tarde – But if you want, we can go in the afternoon/evening.
Voy a ir a la sierra con Elsa – I am going to the mountains with Elsa.
¡Qué bien! – That’s good!
Voy a aprovechar el domingo para dormir y descansar – I am going to make the most of the Sunday to sleep and have a rest.
Que he tenido una semana horrible. – Because I have a horrible week.
¿Quién actúa? – Who is playing?
Ah! Pero que bien. – oh! Really good indeed.
Yo los vi el año pasado y me gustaron mucho. – I saw them last year and I liked them very much.

And to wrap up the lesson, in pairs we planned an imaginary trip. An example is provided here:
Mis amigos y yo vamos a ir a Malta, una isla situada cerca de Italia. Vamos a ir en avión y vamos a estar allí dos semanas. Vamos a aprender inglés. Vamos a ir el verano que viene porque el ambiente allí es perfecto. Además de estudiar, vamos a salir de copas, vamos a conocer a gente nueva y vamos a disfrutar mucho.
My friends and I are going to Malta, an island situated near Italy. We are going by plane and we are going to be there for two weeks. We are going to learn English. We are going to go next summer because the atmosphere there is perfect. In addition to studying, we are going to go for drinks, we are going to meet new people and we are going to enjoy a lot.

Other words that came up during the lesson and we did not understand:
¿Cuánto tiempo? – How long?
Debo ir – I must go
Tengo que ir – I have to go
Después – then, after
Esposa / mujer – wife
Todavía / aún – yet



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