School RP EN ENRPSchoB9

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

In this role play Martha, who has just started Y10 at a new school, talks to her Spanish friend (Ana) about her first week. You are Martha.

 
TASK 1 – YOUR PARTNER STARTS

Ana will call you on the phone.

Say hello and then tell Ana how you are doing. Ask her how she is doing.

HINT

TASK 2

Listen to the question about your first week at your new school

Say that your week has been amazing.

TASK 3

Listen to the question

Answer that you have six lessons each day.

TASK 4

Listen to the question

And say that you start school at 8:30am and finish at 4pm.

TASK 5

Listen to the question

Then say at what time you leave your house.

Expand your answer by saying how you commute to school. HINT

TASK 6

Listen to the question about the girls you have met.

Then say you have made two very good friends: Chloe and Jessica.

Expand your answer by describing Chloe and Jessica.

TASK 7

Listen to Ana’s question about your teachers.

Describe your teachers. HINT

Expand your answer by saying who your favourite teacher is and why. HINT

TASK 8

Listen to Ana’s question

Then say what subjects you did last week.

Remember to use preterito. HINT

TASK 9

Listen to Ana’s question about clubs at your new school.

And respond explaining what clubs your school has and which ones you do.

HINT

TASK 10

Ana will ask you to describe the school’s facilities.

Respond giving as much information as possible.

Say that it is a very modern school, with big and spacious buildings. Say that you really love the sports facilities because you have a swimming pool, and several basketball courts. TIP

TASK 11

Listen to the question

Say how much time you dedicate to your homework during week days and weekends. HINT

You can expand your answer by talking about different subjects’ homework. HINT

TASK 12

Listen to Ana, thank her and then ask:

How was your week? Did you have fun at school?

After she answers say goodbye.

 
 

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Now it is your turn to ask some questions in English to your partner. You need to use the text as a starting point for your conversation and then ask some general questions about school.

 
What our school has to offer

* The social and cultural diversity of our school gives boys the opportunity to grow up in a community of unparalleled richness.
* Our central London location is one of our greatest strengths. It offers us links with the most extraordinary cultural, political, educational, business and professional institutions in London, giving us a unique ability to prepare boys for the opportunities and challenges of modern life.
* We are high achieving and forward thinking.
* We are welcoming and unpretentious, developing the strengths and aspirations of every boy in a supportive and caring environment.
* We engage actively in charitable work, encouraging generosity and philanthropy in the strong belief that in supporting others we ourselves are strengthened and enriched.
* We believe in developing our pupils’ sense of aspiration, confidence, independent thinking, resilience, generosity and courtesy, in accordance with our core Aims and Values.

Extract from the CLS prospect

 
TASK 1 – YOU START

Ask your partner some questions about the text.

Where is the school based? Which are the benefits of being based in central London?
Is it a co-ed or a single sex school?
What do you think about the school’s values?
Would you say that this is a very academic school? Why?

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

Is the school in the passage similar to your school? Why?

TASK 3

Ask your partner:

Are most schools in your country single sex or co-ed?
Which ones do you prefer and why?
Are there selective schools in your country?

TASK 4

Ask your partner:

The text mentions that students are involved in charity work. Does your school offer the possibility to do charity work?

If yes, ask your partner which charities her/his school helps. If not, ask if he/she would like to participate in any charity work and why.

TASK 5

Listen to your partner’s question

Answer if you do any charity work / volunteering. If yes, explain what you do. If not, say whether you would like to do.

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question

Explain what GCSEs are.

TASK 7

Listen to your partner’s question

Explain which are your favourite and least favourite GCSE subjects and why. Then ask her/him which subjects she/he likes most and least and why.

TASK 8

Ask your partner:

Do you have any public exams in your country? When? How are they?

TASK 9

Ask your partner:

Do you have lots of homework?

TASK 10

Ask your partner:

What do you like most and least about your school?

 

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