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6.3 Actividad

Actividad 6.2

You decide to visit the sports centre to see the facilities for yourself. In the reception area, you overhear some conversations.

1 Listen to the audio clip and pick the areas metioned from the options below.

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6.1 Introducción

You are now going to find out about another public place: a sports centre. You will also explore the differences in attitudes towards public places in Spanish-speaking countries and your own.

Key learning points

  • Referring to location within a building

  • Asking and answering questions about location


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5.3 Actividad

Actividad 5.2

1 Look at the following picture of a bar. Write down what you see, using the structure hay + un/una.

Observe y escriba.


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4.8.2 Word clusters

Actividad 4.7

Which of the following adjectives go with the nouns below? Cross the odd one out. The first has been done for you.

Tache el intruso.

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4.7 Actividad

Actividad 4.6

Write questions appropriate to the following situations. Make sure you use the appropriate form of the verb.

Escriba preguntas.

  • (a) Somebody starts leaving the ho
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4.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to find out about everyday activities in the Hispanic world, and get to know the most popular places to go.

Key learning points

  • Saying where you are going

  • Using ir + a : ‘Voy a… ’

  • Vocabulary relating to public places


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3.4 Actividad

Actividad 3.3

Look at the map of South America and complete the following description using al lado de, y and entre.

Mire el mapa y complete el texto.

  • Chile
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3.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to find some famous public places by following simple instructions.

Key learning points

  • Prepositional phrases

  • Prepositions of place

  • Reviewing the verb estar to indicate location


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2.4 Actividad

Actividad 2.4

In this activity you are going to practise asking where different places in Valencia are and what they look like. A guide takes Patricio Bustos, an architect, around the city while he asks about the sights.

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2.3 Actividad

Actividad 2.2

In this activity you are going to listen to two people being interviewed about monuments and sights in their country. You will also learn how to say where things are.

1 Listen and choose the correct option below.

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2.2 Actividad

Actividad 2.1

1 Here are some pictures of famous monuments. Say whether you think they are in Latin America or in Spain. See how many you can guess.

Escriba dónde están los monumentos.


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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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1.5 Léxico básico

aeropuerto (el) airport cultural cultural
antiguo old (a building, a piece of furniture) edificio (el) building
blanco white educativo educational
bonito pretty, nice
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1.4.1 About Español de bolsillo

Below is the first example of Español de bolsillo ('Pocket Spanish' phrasebook). These are lists of phrases common in spoken Spanish. They usually consist of expressions best approached as complete phrases even if some of the grammar within them is not yet familiar to you.

Each example of Español de bolsillo has a box in which are written the phrases in Spanish and translated and an audio clip in which you can hear them spoken.

  • Y
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1.4 Actividad

Actividad 1.4

1 Look at the following pictures and write two sentences describing each building. Use the nouns and adjectives from the boxes below, and don't forget to put the appropriate endings! You can either use the construction El
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1.3 Actividad

Vocabulario

puente(el) bridge
inacabado unfinished
jardines (los) gardens
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you will know how to:

  • describe places;

  • give and understand directions;

  • talk about urban transport;

  • find your way around inside a building.


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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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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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4 Lexicography and etymology

Robert Cawdrey's (1604) dictionary is actually called A Table Alphabetical of Hard Usual English Words. It provides some early illustrations describing use of the English language.

As this interest in describing (and prescribing) use of the English language developed, so did lexicography, the craft of making dictionaries.

In Activity 10 you will look at an the extract from Blackadder III which makes fun of the part of a lexicographer's task that might be to do with
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