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INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 4

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In this class we revised a lot of the vocab we learned about los árabes en España. Obedecer – to obey Obedezco – I obey Derrotar – to defeat Hacerse con - to take control of…. Transformarse en – to become Extrañar – to be strange, to surprise No me extraña – it does not surprise me Las alcachofas - artichokes
We then read a text about Madrid in the past…. Un colegio de monjas – a school run by nuns Estar mal visto – to be looked on badly


We then talked about the Imperfect, which we use to talk about repeated actions in the past AR verbs Trabajaba – I used to work Trabajabas – you used to work Él/ella trabajaba – He/she used to work
IR/ER verbs Vivía – I used to live Vivías – you used to live Vivía – he/she used to live
There are three irregular verbs Ir – iba, ibas, iba… Ser – era, eras, era Ver – veía, veías, veías….
We did some practice…… Escuchaba la música a todo volumen – I used to listen to music at top volume Board games – juegos de mesa

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 3

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We talked a lot about crime this week El crimen – crime Castigos – punishments La cárcel – prison Servicio comunitario – community service Pagar una multa – to pay a fine La pena de muerte – the death penalty La silla eléctrica – the electric chair Merecer – to deserve
We looked at expressions to give our opinion En mi opinión – in my opinión Creo que – I believe Estoy de acuerdo – I agree No estoy de acuerdo – I don´t agree Es serio – it is serious


We also talked about the Spanish language Un país hispanohablante – a Spanish speaking country Una lengua mundial – a worldwide language

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 3

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In this class we talked a lot about Muslim Spain. We watched a video and learned a lot of vocab…
Heredar – to inherit La herencia – the inheritance Luchar – to fight Obedecer – to obey Conseguir – to manage, to get Derrotar – to defeat Hacerse con algo – to take over something Reinos – kingdoms Conquistar – to conquer Descubrir – to discover


BEGINNERS COURSE, WEDNESDAYS, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 3

This week we started by revising the topic of the family through two listenings. 1.Susana es la hermana de Pablo – Susana is Pablo’s sister 2.Miguel es el hermano de Pablo – Miguel is Pablo’s sister 3.Arturo es el padre de Pablo – Arturo is Pablo’s father 4.Mari es la madre de Pablo – Mari is Pablo’s mother
2. Luis es el padre de Javier y Yolanda. Alicia es la madre de Yolanda y Javier y la mujer de Luis. – Luis is Javier’s and Yolanda’s father. Alicia is Yolanda’s and Javier’s mother and she is also Luis’s wife.
We started the topic of Countries and nationalities and we learnt three basic questions: ¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from? Yo soy de…. – I am from. . . ¿Cuál es la nacionalidad de…? – Where is he/she from? Es de … - He/she is from… ¿Qué lenguas hablas? – What languages do you speak? ¿Hablas…? – Do you speak…?
We learnt some countries and nationalities in Spanish: España – Spain; español (masc) española (fem) – Spanish Irlanda – Ireland; irlandés (masc) irlandesa (fem) – Irish Inglate…

ELEMENTARY COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 3

This week we continued working with the topic of RUTINAS. We did two listening exercises
Rutina diaria de Patricio y Josefa – Patricio’s and Josefa’s daily routine Salgo de casa a las ocho y veinticinco – I leave home at 8.25 Llego a la oficina – I arrive at the office Tomo un café – I have a coffee Fumo un cigarrillo – I smoke a cigarette Como en un restaurante – I eat in a restaurant Doy un paseo en el parque – I take a stroll in the park Empiezo a trabajar otra vez – I start working again A las seis, o así, yo salgo de la oficina – At around 6, I leave the office. Meriendo – I have a snack
Una au pair en Irlanda. El padre es director de una compañía de exportación – The father is the director of an export Company Hay dos niños – There are two children. No tengo que organizar a los niños – I don’t have to prepare the children La madre lo hace – The mother does it Después, desayunamos café, tostadas y zumo de naranja – Then, we have coffee, toast and orange juice. Luego los padres se van – Then th…

BEGINNERS COURSE, TUESDAYS, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 3

We have reviewed the vocabulary of the family and added some new ones.
Padre Padres Madre
Hijo Hijos/ Hijas Hija
Hermano Hermanos/ Hermanas Hermana
Abuelo Abuelos Abuela
Tío Tíos Tía Sobrino Sobrinos/Sobrinas Sobrina

FELIP CARBONELL AND THE GREAT LATIN AMERICAN SONGWRITERS; OCTOBER 12TH

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On Friday, October 12th, Sligo Spanish Society are pleased to present Felip Carbonell and guests, in a very special concert in the Yeats Building, Sligo. 

In this, the second in a series of one-off concerts introducing the songwriters and singers of the Spanish-speaking world to the Sligo public, Felip will talk about and sing the songs of the great Argentinian and Chilean songwriters of the sixties and seventies; foremost among them, Víctor Jara.

Felip, originally from Mallorca but a Sligo resident for almost two decades, will communicate to us his passion for the great Latin American songwriters of the last four decades. He will be joined on stage by Ray Coen and Ian Bordley. More info below. A special event, not to be missed.

Doors open at 7.45pm, concert begins at 8.00pm. €10 ticket price includes a glass of wine and tapas. A big thanks to our sponsors Cosgroves Delicatessan and Tir na Nog for helping to make the event possible. 


On this occasion Felip will be acc…

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 2

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We revised the Preterito – the simple past tense in Spanish. Poner – to put – puse, pusiste, puso, pusimos, pusisteis, pusieron
We continued talking about holidays in Spanish Hice nuevos amigos – I made new friends Lo pasé bien – I had a good time. Me robaron la bici – they robbed my bike

We listened to a news report about a robbery on p.14 Un robo – a robbery Un ladrón – a thief Robar – to rob, steal Una joyería – a jeweller´s Relojes – watches Pulseras – bracelets Anillos – rings Detener – to arrest Una moto – a motorbike
We then looked at more vocab connected to crime… El crimen – crime Un delito = un crimen Un criminal Un ciberdelito – cybercrime Un atraco – a hold-up Atracar – to hold up, rob Un tribunal – a court Un abogado – a lawyer El fraude – fraud Un carterista – a pickpocket La cárcel – prison.




INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 2

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We practiced some more the pretérito, along with some object pronouns….
No hice la cena ayer. La hizo mi esposa. No comí verduras ayer, las comieron mis hermanas.
We practiced some questions and answers on p.9 ¿Cuánto tiempo llevas estudiando español? – How long have you been studying…? Llevo cinco años estudiando español.
¿Se te da bien el español? – Are you good at Spanish? Se me da bien el español – I am good at Spanish.
Sonar – to sound Me gusta como suena – I like how it sounds Suena bien – it sounds good Soñar – to dream
We then looked at La Alhambra and read about it on p.6 Huertas – market gardens Los musulmanes El islam Fuentes – fountains Es aconsejable – it is advisable Aconsejar – to advise
For homework we had to answer the questions on p.6





BEGINNERS COURSE WEDNESDAYS, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 2

This week we learnt the numbers from 20 to 100: 20 – veinte 25 – veinticinco 30 – treinta 34 – treinta y cuatro 40 – cuarenta 50 – cincuenta 52 – cincuenta y dos 60 – sesenta 70 – setenta 80 – ochenta 90 – noventa 100 – cien
We learnt about the family. La familia – The family Padre / Madre – Father /mother Padres – parents Hijo / Hija – Son / DaughterHijos – children Hermano /hermana – Brother /SisterHermanos –brothers and sisters Abuelo / abuela – grandfather/grandmother Abuelos – grandparents Nieto/nieta- grandson/granddaughterNietos – grandchildren Tío / tía – uncle / aunt Tíos – uncles and aunts Marido / mujer – Husband / wife Novio/novia –boyfriend/girlfriend

¿Tienes …? - ¿Do you have any…? ¿Tienes hijos? – Do you have any children? Sí, tengo un hijo y una hija – Yes, I have one son and one daughter No, no tengo hijos. – No, I don’t have any children. ¿Cómo se llama? – What is his/her name? Se llama … - His/her name is… ¿Cómo se llaman? – What are their names? Se llaman … - Their names are… ¿Cuántos años …

ELEMENTARY COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 2

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…

BEGINNERS TUESDAY, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 2

In our second class we reviewed what was seen the previous week.
First, we review the pronunciation.
Ñ =  señor / señora.
LL = Luvia / Llover / Llave.
J = Jabón / Jirafa / Japón.
G = General / Gimnasio.
Q = Quemar / Química.
R/ RR = Rana / Río / Rey / Barril /Burro.