Showing posts from December, 2016


We are pleased to announce that our traditional Christmas Party will take place this year on Friday, December 9th in the Yeats Building, Sligo. Doors open at 7.30. 

As is by now traditional, the great Mallorcan singer/songwriter Felip Carbonell will play a range of Spanish and Latin favourites for our enjoyment. There will also be Spanish food provided by Juani from Flamenco Kitchen, as well as plentiful wine and refreshments. 

All of this for just €7! Students, the unemployed and students with the Spanish Society will only pay €5. ¡No te lo pierdas!


This week we revised the sentences about likes and dislikes on page 17. Pedro doesn’t like working – A Pedro no le gusta trabajar . I love fish but I don’t like meat – A mi me encanta el pescado pero no me gusta la carne. We love shopping – A nosotros nos encanta ir de compras We like the Winter in Spain but we don’t like the summer – A nosotros nos gusta el invierno en España pero no nos gusta el verano. Sara doesn’t like insects – A Sara no le gustan los insectos. Paula and José love eating in restaurants – A Paula y a José les encanta comer en restaurantes My sisters don’t like snakes – A mis hermanas no les gustan las serpientes Do you like apples? - ¿Te gustan las manzanas? Marta loves going to the cinema but doesn’t like dancing – A Marta le gust a ir al cine pero no le gusta bailar. María likes going to concerts – A María le gusta ir a los conciertos. Carla and Sara don’t like eating fish – A Carla y a Sara no les gusta comer pescado.
We corrected the actions in pretérito on page 19. Yo j…


We continued learning about the weather…. El tiempo – the weather ¿Qué tiempo hace? – what is the weather like? Hace sol – it is sunny Hace viento – it is windy Hace frío – it is cold Hace calor – it is warm
Hay lluvia – there is rain Hay nieve – there is snow Hay niebla – there is fog Hay cielos despejados – there are clear skies Hay una tormenta – there is a storm
Está nublado – it is cloudy
We learned the seasons El verano – summer El otoño – autumn El invierno – winter La primavera – spring
We listened to some weather forecasts Un pronóstico de tiempo – a weather forecast Habrá – there will be Chubascos – showers Grados – degrees Vientos Fuertes – strong winds Temperaturas máximas – maximum temperatures
We learned the months Enero – January Febrero – February Marzo – March Abril – April Mayo – May Junio – June Julio - July Agosto – August Septiembre – September Octubre – October Noviembre – November Diciembre – December
¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? – When is your birthday?
Mi cumpleaños es el 8 de julio…


We began by revising the advantages and disadvantages of various holidays Un crucero es muy caro Una caravana es incómoda Un hotel es lujoso No hay mucho espacio en una tienda de campaña
We mentioned different types of hotels in Spain Un hotel Un hostal – usually a small hotel, maybe family-run (not a hostel!) Una pensión – a small, cheap hotel Una casa de huéspedes – a guest house Un albergue – a hostel Una casa rodante – a mobile home
Quedarse – to stay Alojarse – to stay (in a hotel or other paid accommodation) Ir de campamento/acampar – to go camping Un camping – a camp site
We briefly mentioned which holiday we would prefer Preferiría – I would prefer Las playas son muy largas – the beaches are long
We listened to a conversation about plans for a trip to Mexico- p.11 Acabar de – to have just Acabo de – I have just….. Sacar los billetes – to get the tickets Me hace mucha ilusión – I am really looking forward to it/ I can’t wait Que te vaya bien! – I hope everything goes well for you.
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This week we looked at routines.
Un día normal – A normal day Este es Jorge. Jorge es profesor – This is Jorge. Jorge is a teacher. Él vive en esta casa con su mujer y sus dos hijos – He lives in this house with his wife and his two children. A las siete y media, Jorge se levanta – At 7.30, Jorge gets up. Se ducha a las ocho menos cuarto – He has a shower at 7.45 Desayuna a las ocho – He has his breakfast at 8am Va al trabajo a las ocho y media – He goes to work at 8,30 Jorge empieza el trabajo/empieza a trabajar a las nueve – He starts working at 9am Come un bocadillo a la una – He eats a sándwich at 1pm Vuelve a casa a las cinco – He goes back home at 5pm Jorge cena a las nueve – He has dinner at 9pm Por las noches Jorge lee… - At nights Jorge reads… …o ve la television – Or he watches TV …o juega al fútbol con sus hijos – or he plays football with his children A las once y media se acuesta – At 11.30 he goes to bed … y duerme ocho horas. - …and he sleeps for eight hours.
In pairs, we practised the…