ELEMENTARY 2 COURSE, 2018, CLASS 6


In pairs we talked about films and the different categories:
Películas…
…de suspense – suspense
…de risa – comedies
…románticas – romantic
…dramáticas – drama
…de época – in the past
…de ciencia-ficción – science fiction
…musicales – musicals

We read and translated the plots below. Some words and sentences we did not understand:
1.
Trata de una niñera – It is about a nanny
La familia es muy numerosa – the family is very big
La madre de los niños ha muerto – The mother of the kids has died.
Los personajes principales – the main characters
Un capitán en el ejército – A captain in the army
La película está ambientada – the film is set
Una ciudad muy pintoresca – a very picturesque city
Se llama “Sonrisas y lágrimas” – Its name is “The Sound of Music”.
2.
Trata del barco más grande del mundo – It is about the biggest ship in the world
Que fue construido en Belfast – that was built in Belfast.
La clase baja – the lower class
Se enamora de una chica de la clase alta – he falls in love with a girl from the upper class.
El barco se hunde tras chocar con un iceberg – The ship sinks after colliding with an iceberg.
El chico se muere – the boy diez
Después de salvar la vida a la chica – after saving the girl’s life.

In pairs, we decided on a film and described it for the rest of the class.
Two examples:
Forrest Gump –
Trata de un niño que tiene problemas para caminar – It is about a boy who has difficulties to walk.
Otros niños se burlan de él – Other children make fun of him.
De repente, un día, no puede parar de correr y cruza Estados Unidos corriendo. – Suddenly, one day, he cannot stop running and crosses the USA running.
Durante la película, el protagonista cuenta la historia a muchas personas que esperan el autobús. – In the film, the main character tells the story to many people who wait for the bus.

El día de la Marmota – Groundhog Day.
Trata de una persona que trabaja en televisión y todos los días vive el mismo día. – It is about a person who Works on TV and every day he lives on the same day.
El personaje principal es el mismo que en ‘Cazafantasmas’. – The main character is the same one as in ‘Ghostbusters’.

Other words that came up during the lesson:
Una muñeca – a doll
Repartir – to deliver
Conquistar – to conquer
Sin embargo – however
Solucionar – to solve
Moneda – coin
Dinero – money
Amable – nice
Héroe – hero
Edificio – building

Here there’s a link of a page where they talk about the worst translations of titles from English to Spanish.





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