In this activity you will talk about schools in SPANISH-GERMAN-FRENCH.
You will use the picture as a starting point for the conversation. Try to avoid very short answers and do not be afraid of trying new verbs and constructions.
If you cannot understand something, just ask your partner to speak slower (¿Por favor, podrías hablar más despacio?) or to repeat the question (¿Por favor, podrías repetir la pregunta?).
You can start now; enjoy your conversation!
Listen to your partner’s question And then say what the girls are doing.
Remember to build a long sentence: E.g. Las chicas de la foto están jugando a… – Die Mädchen auf dem Foto spielen… Les filles sur la photo jouent à la/ au…
Listen to the question And say how the girls are dressed.
Expand your answer by describing what each girl is wearing. E.g. La chica de la izquierda lleva una camiseta roja, pantalones rojos y zapatos de deporte blancos. La chica de la derecha… – Das Mädchen auf der linken Seite trägt ein rotes Hemd, rote Hosen und weiße Sportschuhe. Das Mädchen auf der rechten Seite… La fille à gauche porte une chemise rouge, un pantalon rouge et des chaussures de sport blanches. La fille à droite …
Listen to the question Answer where the girls are. You can expand your answer by describing the field and the building behind it. E.g. detrás del campo de hockey se ve un edificio muy moderno, parece un centro deportivo.- Hinter dem Hockeyfeld sieht man ein sehr modernes Gebäude, es sieht aus wie ein Sportzentrum. Ex. Derrière le terrain de hockey, on aperçoit un bâtiment très moderne qui ressemble à un centre sportif.
Listen to the question And say what the girls will do after the training. Expand your answer with connectives and remember to use the future in your answer. E.g. Van a ir (irán) a ducharse y después van a ir (irán) a clase… – Sie werden duschen und werden dann in die Klasse gehen… Ex. Elles vont prendre une douche puis elles vont aller en classe …
Listen to the question Then talk about the sport that you do at school. Explain what your favourite sport is, if you are a member of a team and how many hours you play each week.
Listen to the question Then say whether you think that PE should be compulsory and why. Remember to use the conditional: e.g. pienso que el deporte debería ser obligatorio / voluntario porque… – Ich denke, dass Sport obligatorisch / freiwillig sein sollte, weil… Ex. Je pense que le sport devrait être obligatoire / facultatif, parce que…
Listen to your partner’s question Then say whether you would like to try a new sport. Justify your answer. Remember to use the conditional in your answer. E.g. Me gustaría probar el esquí acuático. – Ich würde gerne Wasserski ausprobieren, weil… Ex. Je voudrais essayer le ski nautique.
Listen to your partner’s question Then say what clubs your school has and which ones you do. Try to expand your answer mentioning when you do them and why you have chosen them.
Listen to your partner’s question about your school lessons And respond explaining how lessons are at your school, and which subjects you like most and least and why. HINT
Your partner will ask you to describe a typical school day. Respond giving as much information as possible. E.g. At what time you arrive/finish school, Hint. How many lessons you have each day, how long they last, Hint. How many breaks you have and what you do, Hint. At what time you have lunch and how good the food is, Hint..
Listen to the question Say how much time you dedicate to your homework during week days and weekends. HINT: Durante la semana hago dos horas de deberes al día / Während der Woche mache ich zwei Stunden Hausaufgaben pro Tag / Pendant la semaine je fais deux heures de devoirs par jour You can expand your answer talking about different subjects’ homework HINT.
Listen to your partner’s question Then say what you like most and least about your school. HINT.
Now it is your turn to ask some questions in ENGLISH to your partner.
You need to use the picture as a starting point for your conversation and then ask some general questions about school.
If your partner cannot understand your question, repeat it slower and/or using easier words.
You can start now!
Ask your partner to describe the picture. Some questions that you can ask to extend the talk about the picture are:
Can you describe the expression on the girls’ faces? Do they look happy? Why?
When do you think this picture was taken?
What do you imagine the girls doing afterwards?
You need to talk a bit about lacrosse. Ask if she/he knows anything about lacrosse, learn if lacrosse is a sport played in her/his country and if she/he has ever seen a match. If yes, ask her/his opinion about it. If not, find out if she/he would like to see one.
Now ask your partner some general questions about sports. Some ideas are:
Do you do sport at your school or as an extracurricular activity? Which sports do you play? Which are your favourite ones? Do you play in any teams? Do you play any matches? Against who? How often? Which position do you play?
Can you choose which sports to play at your school?
Ask her/him whether she/he thinks that doing sport is important and why.
Ask if sport is compulsory at schools in her/his country and if she/he agrees with this.
And now ask a few questions about other extracurricular activities. Some ideas are:
Does your school offer extracurricular activities? Which ones? Do you do any other clubs or extracurricular activities? Which is your favourite and why? When do you do them/it?
Ask your partner how the facilities in her school are. Some ideas are:
Is it a new / modern school or an old one? Is it big or small? How many students are in your class? And in your year?
Do you have sport fields? Labs? A theatre?
How are the classrooms?
Ask your partner: Do you wear a school uniform? If he/she does, ask him/her to describe it. If he/she does not, ask what the students normally wear at his/her school.
Discuss advantages and disadvantages or wearing a school uniform with your partner You need to ask and give your opinion about some of the following questions:
Are school uniforms good for avoiding segregation / maintaining discipline?
Do they affect the right of freedom of expression and the individuality of the students?
Are school uniforms common in your country? Which sort of schools tend to have school uniform?
Ask your classmate to describe a typical day at her/his school These are some things you can ask:
What time do you arrive at school? What time do you finish? How many classes do you have each day? How many breaks do you have? What do you do in the breaks? What time do you eat? How is your school food?
Ask your partner: What do you like most and least about your school?