SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

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

 
Hola Jenny,
¿Como estás? ¿Has acabado ya tus exámenes? ¡Yo tuve mi último examen el martes pasado! ¡Estoy contentísima!
Dentro de una semana empezaré mis vacaciones de verano. La primera semana de vacaciones voy a hacer una experiencia de trabajo en una tienda Zara. Estaré trabajando como dependienta en la sección de ropa de niños. Parece muy interesante, aunque será también un poco estresante, ¡nunca lo he hecho antes! La segunda semana iré a un pueblecito de playa con mi familia y nos quedaremos allí hasta finales de agosto.
¿Y tú que harás este verano? Explícamelo en tu próximo correo, tengo muchísima curiosidad.
¡Un abrazo muy grande!
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 your partner’s question

Say whether you’ve finished your exams.

Remember to use pretérito perfecto. HINT

Expand your answer by saying how many exams you had (Hint) and how they were (Hint).

You can increase the complexity of your answer by comparing exams HINT

TASK 3

Listen to the second question about Laura’s email

Respond, remembering to use the future tense.

HINT

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

Say whether you’d like to do work experience after your GCSEs.

Remember to use the conditional tense
HINT

TASK 5

Listen to the fifth question

Say whether you’ve ever had a job.

You can mention things like babysitting ,
tutoring

TASK 6

Listen to the question

Ask your partner if she/he has ever had a job. HINT

TASK 7

Listen to the seventh question

Say what job you’d like to do after Uni. Justify your answer.

Click for an example

TASK 8

Listen to the eight question.

Say what job you wanted to do when you were young.

You can expand your answer explaining why you wanted to do that job.
Remember to use imperfect. HINT

TASK 9

Listen to the ninth question

Say whether you’d like to work abroad in the future. Justify your answer.

You can expand your answer by saying where you’d like to work and why. Remember to use conditional. HINT

Click for an example

TASK 10

Listen to your partner’s question

And then say what plans you have for sixth form.

Expand your answer by saying whether you will continue your studies after GCSEs and, if so, what you are planning to study and where.

TASK 11

Ask your partner what subjects she/he would like to study for her/his Bachillerato.

HINT

TASK 12

Listen to your partner’s question

Say what you’d like to study at uni.

Justify your answer and remember to use the conditional tense. If you want to use a subjuntive you need to start with “Si pudiera + conditional” HINT

TASK 13

Listen to your partner’s question

Say where you’d like to go to uni and why.

Justify your answer and remember to use conditional.

 
 

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

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

 

Dear Laura,
I’m sorry it took so long to reply!!! Last week was half term and I went to St Ives, in Cornwall, with my family.
I really needed a break; I had my end of year exams just before half term and it was exhausting! My exams were quite formal this year, it really felt like mock GCSEs!! Anyway, at least they’re done now…
Cornwall was amazing. The weather was just great, quite sunny and not too cold. I even tried to go into the sea, but it was too cold! By the way, what is the weather like there? My dad is going there for work next week and was wondering what to pack…
It’s so cool to do a work experience in Zara – I’d love to! You need to tell me how it’s going… I’m going to do a work experience too, with our local GP, as I’d love to become a doctor. I’m super excited!
Write soon!!!!
Jenny xxx

 
TASK 1 – YOU START THE CHAT

Ask your partner:

How was Jenny at the end of her exams?

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

Do you think she is still exhausted? Why?

TASK 3

Ask your partner:

What is Jenny going to do this summer? Why?

TASK 4

Ask your partner:

Do you think it is important to do work experience whilst at school?

TASK 5

Ask your partner:

Is it common to do work experience in your country?

TASK 6

Ask the following question:

Have you ever done work experience?

If so, ask: Can you describe it?
If not ask: Would you like to do one? Where?

TASK 7

Ask the following question:

Do you already know what to study at Uni?

TASK 8

Listen to your partner’s question

And say whether you’d like to do an Erasmus.

The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is an exchange programme that allows students to attend different universities in the EU member states for set periods of time.

TASK 9

Ask your partner:

Could you describe your ideal job?

TASK 10

Ask your partner:

Would you like to work abroad? If so, where?

TASK 11

Ask your partner:

What do you need to find a good job in your country?

Is it difficult to? Is it important to speak languages? Which ones?

TASK 12

Ask your partner:

Which university degree is the most popular now in your country? Why?

TASK 13

Listen to your partner’s question

And say which university degrees (and universities) are most popular now in your country and why.