BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, 2018, CLASS 8


In the second part of the class we started the topic of pasatiempos – pastimes.
Pasatiempos – leisure time
En mi tiempo libre me gusta… – in my free time I like…
Aprender – to learn
Jugar al golf – to play golf
Dormir – To sleep
Cantar – To sing
Comer – to eat
Bailar – to dance
Leer – to read
Nadar – to swim
Pasear por el campo – To take strolls
Escuchar música – To listen to the music
Ver la tele – To watch TV
Ir de compras – to go shopping
Ir de copas – To go for a drink
Ir de cañas – To go for a beer (small size, normally before lunch)
Ir al cine – to go to the cinema
Tocar un instrumento – To play an instrument
Other pastimes
Cocinar – to cook
Jardinería – gardening
Montar en bici – to ride a bike
Montar a caballo – to ride a horse
Escribir – to write
Escalar montañas – to climb mountains
Correr – to run
Caminar/andar – to walk

We learnt how to emphasise likes and dislikes
A mí me gusta – I like
A ti te gusta – you like
A él, a ella, a usted le gusta – he/she/ you (formal) likes
A nosotros nos gusta – We like
A vosotros os gusta – you like
A ellos / a ellas / a ustedes – They like / you like (formal)

In pairs we talked about our hobbies.
A John le gusta ir al cine – John likes going to the cinema
A María no le gusta ver la tele – María doesn’t like watch TV
A mí no me gusta ir de compras – I don’t like going shopping
A tí te gusta cantar – You like singing
We did a translation exercise
A María le gusta pasear/anda – Maria likes going for walks
A Pedro le gusta cantar – Peter likes singing
A Sheila le gusta nadar – Sheila likes swimming
A Donal le gusta bailar – Donal likes dancing
A Juan no le gusta ver la televisión – Juan doesn’t like watching TV.

We did a listening exercise.
A Rosa le gusta…- Rosa likes…
La música – The music
Leer – to read
Las novelas españolas – The Spanish novels
El ciclismo - Cycling
A Rosa le gusta estar con su familia – She likes being with her family
A Rosa le gusta salir al parque con sus hijas – She likes going to the park with her friends
A rosa le gustan los restaurantes – She likes restaurants
También le gusta el teatro – She likes going to the theatre too.

A Rosa no le gustan los deportes – Rosa doesn’t like sports
A Rosa no le gusta mucho el cine – Rosa doesn’t like going to the cinema much.

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