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SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

You need to have a discussion with your teacher in SPANISH on the topic “local area”. Read the article first and then you can start the different tasks.

 
El Ensanche (Barcelona)

El Ensanche es famoso por ser uno de los barrios más dinámicos de Barcelona. Tres de las vías más importantes de Barcelona lo atraviesan: el Paseo de Gràcia, la Gran Vía y la avenida Diagonal. Además, acoge muchos de los monumentos más importantes de la ciudad como la Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló o La Pedrera.

Por otro lado, gracias a su configuración, es posible encontrar restaurantes, bares, supermercados o cualquier tipo de comercio en una misma manzana. Además, es una zona ideal para las compras, ya sea en el elegante Paseo de Gràcia o a lo largo de la Diagonal.

El distrito del Ensanche es tambien uno de los barrios de Barcelona mejor comunicados por transporte público. Cinco líneas de metro lo cruzan, y también cuenta con trenes de cercanías.

Adapted from www.barcelonando.com/es/el-eixample

 
TASK 1

Listen to the first question

Say where the Ensanche is and explain why it is important.

Remember to use the verb “estar” for location and “ser” for describing its importance.

HINT

TASK 2

Listen to the question

Say whether the Ensanche is well connected to the rest of the city.

TASK 3

Listen to the third question.

Answer using information from the text.

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

Give your opinion using what you have learnt about the Ensanche.

TASK 5

Listen to the question

And explain whether you would like to visit the Ensanche and why.

Remember to use the conditional in your answer.
HINT

TASK 6

Listen to the question about your neighbourhood.

Say your area’s name and its location.

TASK 7

Listen to the seventh question

Describe your local area.

Talk about the different shops, bars, restaurants and public services in your area. Remember to use the verb haber.

HINT

TASK 8

Listen to the eight question.

Say if there are any parks in your area.

If yes, describe them, and explain how often you go, and what you do there.
If not, explain where you go when you want to be outdoors.

TASK 9

Listen to the ninth question

Explain whether your local area is well connected to your school and the city centre.

Expand your answer by saying how you go to school (and the city centre) and how long it takes.
HINT

TASK 10
Ask your teacher about her/his local area

You can ask the name of her/his neighbourhood, which services it has, whether it has any green areas and what she/he likes most and least about it. HINT

TASK 11

Listen to the question

And answer, saying what you like most and least about your area.

HINT

TASK 12

Listen to your teacher’s question

And answer whether you have always lived in the same area.

If yes, say whether you would like to move to a different area and why. HINT If not, explain where you used to live when you were younger. You can expand your answer describing the area using all verbs in the past. Remember to use the imperfect. HINT

Then ask your partner if she/he has always lived in the same area.

TASK 13

Listen to the question.

Explain which is your favourite neighbourhood.

Justify your answer by saying as many things as you can about it.

TASK 14

Listen to the question.

Say which is the most touristic area in your city.

You can expand your answer by explaining why it is touristic, what you think about it and recommending additional areas that your teacher should visit if he/she ever travels to your city or country.

Ask your teacher what you should visit if you ever go to her/his city.
HINT