INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2016, CLASS 6


This week we talked about prohibition and obligation – ways to talk about rules and laws
No se puede fumar = está prohibido fumar = se prohíbe fumar
We talked about other things that are banned in airplanes….
No se puede llevar uma arma a bordo – you cannot take a weapon on board
Es necesario sentarse durante el despegue y el aterrizaje – it is necessary to sit down during take off and landing
No se puede desabrochar el cinturón de seguridad – you cannot open your seatbelt

We also talked about other countries’ laws
En Arábia Saudita, las mujeres no pueden conducir
En los Estados Unidos, está prohibido beber alcohol hasta los 21 años

We looked at other expressions for prohibition and obligation – things we cannot do, and things we have to do
Prohibición
No se puede + infinitive
Está prohibido
Se prohíbe

Obligación
Es necesario + infinitive
Se tiene que
Se debe
Es obligatorio
Hay que….

We imagined an ideal city and made laws that we would like to see there…
Es obligatorio plantar muchas flores
No se puede fumar en las calles
Hay que dar la gasolina gratis.

We then looked at the passive voice with “se”
In English we use the verb “to be”
Spanish is spoken – Se habla español
Se dice que – it is said that

En México se puede beber buen tequila – you can drink good tequila in Mexico
Se ruega a los pasajeros que tengan el pasaporte en mano – Passengers are asked to have their passport to hand
Rogar – to beg, ask
En Puerto Rico no se llega temprano a una fiesta – In Puerto Rico, one doesn’t arrive early to a party

Homework is the exercise on p.16 – En Pasado….







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