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SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

You need to have a discussion with your partner in SPANISH on the topic “hobbies”. Read Laura’s email to her friend Jenny first and then start the different tasks.

 
Hola Jenny,
¿Como estás? ¿Has pasado un buen fin de semana?
Yo me lo he pasado increíblemente bien. El sábado por la mañana tuve un partido de baloncesto, (¡que ganamos!), y por la tarde fui de compras con mis amigas. El domingo por la mañana me quedé en casa haciendo los deberes y por la tarde fui a un ensayo con mi orquesta. Me habría gustado ir al cine a ver la última película de James Bond, pero no tuve tiempo…
¿Tu que has hecho este fin de semana? ¡Explícame todo!
¡Muchos besos!
Laura

 
TASK 1

Listen to the first question about Laura’s email

And then say what Laura did last weekend.

Remember to conjugate the verbs in preterito. HINT

TASK 2

Listen to the second question about Laura’s email

Say whether Laura is sporty and musical and why. HINT

TASK 3 – CHALLENGING

Listen to the third question about Laura’s email

Answer, explaining what Laura would have done if she had had more time. HINT

TASK 4 – CHALLENGING

Listen to the fourth question

Say whether you and Laura have similar hobbies.
HINT

TASK 5

Listen to the fifth question

Then talk about your hobbies.

Expand your answer by mentioning what you do in your free time at different times of the year: winter / summer, term time / holidays.

TASK 6

Listen to the question

And talk about your family and friends’ hobbies.

Remember to use the preposition “a” with the verb “gustar”. Example. “A mi amiga Laura le gusta hacer mucho deporte.”

You can use comparatives to make your answer more elaborated. HINT

TASK 7

Listen to the seventh question

And talk about the hobbies you had when you were younger.

Remember to use the imperfect in your answer. HINT

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TASK 8

Listen to the eight question.

And say whether you’d like to try a new hobby. Justify your answer.

Remember to use conditional in your answer, HINT

TASK 9

Listen to the ninth question

And answer whether you have enough free time.

Try to give some detail about your free time (e.g. at what time you finish school and get home, how much time you dedicate to extra curricular activities and to homework -on weekdays and on weekends). You can expand your answer by explaining why free time is necessary.

TASK 10

Ask your partner about her/his free time and find out if she/he thinks it is enough.

HINT

TASK 11

Listen to your partner’s question

And say what you did last weekend.

Give as much detail as you can (say what you did, when, with whom…). HINT

You can expand your answer by saying what you would have liked to do if you had had more time. HINT

TASK 12

Ask your partner what she did last weekend. HINT

TASK 13

Listen to your partner’s question

And explain what you would do on an ideal weekend.

You can expand your answer by saying at what time you’d wake up, what you’d eat for breakfast and lunch, what activities you would do… Do not forget to use the conditional tense in your answer.

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SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Now you need to have a discussion with your partner in ENGLISH on the topic hobbies. Read the article first and then you can start the different tasks.

 

Hi Laura,
Your weekend seems awesome!
I wish I had had such a fun time. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of my end of year exams and I had to revise for most of the weekend. I wish I could’ve hung out with my friends instead of studying!! ☹ ☹
Nevertheless, I managed to watch a bit of Netflix and do some rowing on the Thames. I need to practise every morning as I have lots of regattas coming up.
Oh well. I guess it will all be worth it when I get my results.
Love,
Jenny xx

 
TASK 1 – YOU START THE CHAT
Ask your partner to compare Laura and Jenny’s weekend.

Can you compare Laura and Jenny’s weekend? In what are they similar and different?
Who had a better weekend and why?

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

How does Jenny feel at the moment? Why?

TASK 3

Ask your partner:

Do Spanish teenagers have lots of work pressure from school / parents?

TASK 4

Listen to your partner’s question.

And give your opinion about how much pressure teenagers have in your country.

Expand your answer by saying who/what is causing this pressure and how it should be tackled.

TASK 5

Ask your partner:

Besides school, what would you say are teenagers’ main worries in your country?

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question.

And say what English teenagers are worried about.

You can mention politics, university fees, environment, relationships, cost of living…

TASK 7

Ask your partner:

Do you think it is important to have hobbies? Why?

TASK 8

Ask your partner:

What hobbies do you have? Have they changed over time?

TASK 9

Ask your partner:

Are there any new hobbies that you would like to try?

TASK 10

Ask your partner:

What do you typically do on the weekend?

TASK 11

Ask your partner:

If you could choose, what would you do on an ideal long weekend?