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3.3 Actividad

Actividad 3.2

In this activity you are going to learn the most common prepositions and prepositional phrases used to indicate location.

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2.5 Léxico básico

alto tall, high
animado lively
campanario (el) bell tower
casco viejo (el)/casco antiguo (el) old quarter
catedral (la) cathedral
estación (de tren) (la) (railway) station
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2.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to learn how to ask about different places of interest in Spain, Chile and Uruguay: what they are, where they are and what they look like.

Key learning points

  • Asking and answering where a monument or a building is

  • Describing a building

  • Using estar to indicate location


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Introduction

This unit is taken from Portales, a language course that concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish. This unit focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open
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1.2 Habitudes et projets

What do people normally do on 14 July? And this year, will they all enjoy the celebrations or will some of them have good reasons for not getting involved?

Activité 5 LE QUATORZE JUILLET 11:17–15:30

1 Regardez la séquence
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • express views and feelings in German

  • use different tenses

  • give factual information about Austria, Germany and Switzerland

  • understand the conventions governing the use of du and Sie

  • know some strategies for using dictionaries.


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The extracts acknowledged below appear Chapter 3 (‘Modernity and English as a national language’ by Dick Leith and David Graddol
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3 Standardisation

As you have read in Activity 6, the period in which modern English arose was characterised by fundamental changes in the structure of society. The key linguistic process associated with these changes is standardisation: English was transformed from a vernacular language into one with a standardised variety that could be id
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1.5.9 Plagiarism

Referencing is not only useful as a way of sharing information, but also as a means of ensuring that due credit is given to other people’s work. In the electronic information age, it is easy to copy and paste from journal articles and web pages into your own work. But if you do use someone else’s work, you should acknowledge the source by giving a correct reference.

Taking someone's work and not indicating where you took it from is termed plagiarism and is regarded as an infringemen
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Checklist of common features

  • Is there any online help?

  • Can I do a simple search?

  • Can I look at the information in both short and detailed form?

  • Can I choose where in the record I want my search terms to be found?

  • Can I search for phrases?

  • Can I combine search terms?

  • Can I use truncation?

  • Can I use wildcards?

  • Can I do an advanced search?

  • Can I get a list
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1 Sur la Côte d'Amour

This section on summer holidays in France starts with a video sequence showing a typical beach scene from a French resort on the Atlantic coast. As well as finding out a little about the history of holiday-making in France, we hear present-day holiday-makers describing the advantages and disadvantages of a popular beach. A number of people then explain how much holiday they take and when they can take it. Finally we explore current trends and investigate how popular foreign holidays are among
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Forensic science and fingerprints
This unit covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific. Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints (often called 'marks'). First published on Fri, 24 Jun 2011 as Author(s): Creator not set

Young people’s wellbeing
What do we mean by ‘wellbeing’ for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's mental and physical health? This unit will examine the range of factors affecting young people’s wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems. First published on Fri, 2
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Sport media and culture: Who\'s calling the shots?
The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the development of internet and satellite TV. Who calls the shots athletes, teams or the media moguls? How do social scientists explain this relationship between sport and the media?Author(s): Creator not set

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4.12 The implications of gender differences in communication

Activity 20

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If it were true that men and women tend to communicate in very different ways, what might be the implications for health and social care in terms of:<
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4.4 Where does gender come from?

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2.7.5 Identities are negotiated

In constructing their identities, people can only draw on terms that are available in society at that time, which have meanings and associations attached. However, people may attribute different meanings and importance to those labels. This means people always negotiate their identities, in the context of the different meanings attached to them.

Taking this view of identity, as a social process that people engage in, rather than as a fixed essence inside them, is not to deny that partic
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2.7.3 Identities have different and changing meanings

Aspects of identity may have different meanings at different times in people's lives, and the meanings that they attribute to aspects of their identity (for example, ethnicity) may be different from the meaning it has for others (for example, being black may be a source of pride for you, but the basis of someone else's negative stereotyping).


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3.2 Parental competence

Parental competence is not just a matter of the acquisition of parenting skills. It is also an attributed status which relies as much on the judgements of health and social care professionals and the courts as on the behaviour of parents. Judgements, and prejudgements, of the quality of parenting draw on ideas present in the wider society. These ideas are often not made explicit. Booth and Booth's (1994) study of parents with learning difficulties revealed that their problems often mir
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