ELEMENTARY 2 COURSE, 2018, CLASS 2

This week we revised the weather and we started to talk about the future.

Hace (mucho) frío – it is (very) cold
Hace (mucho) calor – it is (very) warm
Hace (mucho) viento – It is (very) windy
Hace sol – It is sunny
Hay nieve – It is snowy
Hay lluvia / Está lloviendo – It is rainy / it is raining
Hay cielos despejados – There are clear skies
Está nublado – It is cloudy
Hay niebla – It is foggy
Hay relámpagos – There is lightning
Hay tormenta – There are storms
Hay truenos – There is thunder

We revised the seasons of the year.
Las estaciones del año – The seasons of the year
And we talked about the weather in Spain
¿En el verano en España qué tiempo hace? – In summer in Spain what’s the weather like?
En verano en España hace mucho calor, hace sol, hay cielos despejados – In summer in Spain it is very warm, it is sunny, there are clear skies.
¿En el otoño en España qué tiempo hace? – In autumn in Spain what’s the weather like?
Hay lluvia, hace fresquito, las hojas se caen, está oscuro – It is rainy, it is chilly, the leaves fall, it is dark.
¿En primavera en España qué tiempo hace? – In spring in Spain what’s the weather like?
Hay lluvia, hace un poco de calor y hay tormentas – There is snow, it is a bit of warm and it is stormy.
¿En invierno en España qué tiempo hace? – In Winter in Spain what’s the weather like?
En el norte hace mucho frío, hay nieve y hace viento. En el sur hace un poco de frío, hace sol y hay niebla – In the north it is very cold, it is snowy and it is windy. In the south it is a bit cold, it is sunny and it is foggy.

El pronóstico del tiempo – The weather forecast
Manana por la mañana va a hacer sol en el sur, con máximas temperaturas de 28 grados. En el norte las temperaturas van a bajar hasta los diez grados y habrá vientos fuertes con posibilidades de lluvia cerca de la costa. – Tomorrow morning it is going to be sunny in the south, maximum temperaturas 28 degrees. In the north the temperatures will decrease up to 10 degrees and there will be strong winds with chances of rain near the beach.

Por la tarde habrá un aumento de las temperaturas con sol en el norte, pero más tarde los cielos van a estar cubiertos y va a haber una posibilidad de chubascos. – In the evening there will be an increase of the temperatures with some sun in the north, but later on there will be covered skies and there is a chance of showers.

We also listened to two different weather forecasts and we translated them.

Las temperaturas van a bajar esta mañana, con máximas de 12 grados y mínimas de 4 grados. Por la tarde va a llover cerca de la costa. Si están de vacaciones más valdría ir al cine o de compras en lugar de ir a la playa – Temperatures will decrease this morning, with maximum temperatures of 12 degress and minimum temperatures 4 degrees. In the evening it is going to rain near the coast. If you are on holidays, you’d better off going to the cinema or doing some shopping instead of going to the beach.

Hoy viernes, va a hacer calor en el sur del país. Las temperaturas van a subir con máximas de 40 grados. En el norte del país, en Galicia, Cantabria y Cataluna, hay posibilidad de vientos suaves por la región – Today Friday, it is going to be warm in the south of the country. Temperatures are going to increase with maximum temperatures 40 degrees. In the north of the country, in Galicia, Cantabria and Cataluna, there is a chance of light winds in the area.

We introduced the future “going to” and we talked briefly about it.
El futuro próximo – the near future
Verb “ir” according to the person + A + verb in the infinitive form
Yo voy a ir – I am going to buy
Tú vas a bailar – You are going to dance
Él va a cantar – He is going to dance
Nosotros vamos a comer – We are going to eat
Vosotros vais a conducir – You are going to drive
Ellos van a descansar – They are going to take a rest

Conectores
El fin de semana que viene – Next weekend
La semana que viene – Next week
El año que viene – Next year
Manana – Tomorrow
Manana por la mañana – Tomorrow morning
Pasado mañana – The day after tomorrow

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.

And to wrap up, in pairs, we talked about our plans in the future and we made use of the questions. 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.



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