SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

 
 
In this activity you will talk about health and fitness in SPANISH.
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!

 
TASK 1

Listen to your partner’s question.

And describe the family in the picture. HINT

Expand your answer by saying how many people are in the family, describing what they look like, how they are dressed and what they are doing.

jogging – haciendo footing
they are running – están corriendo

TASK 2

Listen to your partner’s question

And describe the picture’s background. HINT

Expand your answer by describing the background of the picture with as much detail as you can.

TASK 3

Listen to the third question.

Say what you think they will do after running. Be creative with your answer 🙂

Remember to use the future tense and some connectives. Primero, luego, después… Quizá, a lo mejor… HINT

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

And say whether you like running and why.

If you like running, expand your answer by explaining who you go with, how often you go and where you go running.
If you do not like running, explain what sports you like, how often you do them and who you do them with.

TASK 5

Ask your partner whether she/he likes to jog/run.

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question.

And say whether jogging / running is popular in your city. Explain where people go to run in your local area.

You can expand your answer by describing other popular sport activities in your country (gym, swimming, football, pilates…)

TASK 7

Listen to the seventh question

Ask your partner whether indoor or outdoors sports are more popular in her/his country.

HINT

TASK 8

Listen to your partner’s question

Explain what else you do to be fit and healthy.

You can talk about what you do (e.g. eating fruit and vegetables, drinking water) or what you don’t do (e.g. smoking, drinking alcohol)

TASK 9

Listen to your partner’s question about your school’s food.

Give your opinion about it.

Expand your answer describing some of the healthiest and least healthy dishes that your school offers. HINT Say what you usually eat and which options you like most and least. HINT

TASK 10

Ask your partner about food at her/his school. HINT.

TASK 11

Listen to your partner’s questions about your breakfast and dinner.

And answer them providing as much information as you can.

TASK 12 – CHALLENGING

Listen to your partner’s question.

And say whether you think English teenagers have a healthy life style and why.

 
 
 

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 
 
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 health and fitness.
If your partner cannot understand your question, repeat it slower and/or using easier words.
You can start now!

 
 
TASK 1 – YOU START
Ask your partner:

Where do you think the picture is taken?
What is the girl doing?
What sort of food is available at the children’s school?
Would you say that the chef looks happy or unhappy? Why?

TASK 2

Tell your partner who Jamie Oliver is and explain that he ran a very famous campaign to improve the quality of school dinners.

Then ask: do you have any famous chef in Spain who encourages people to eat healthy food?

TASK 3
Listen to your partner’s question.

And give your opinion about Jamie Oliver.

TASK 4
Ask your partner:

Are school dinners healthy in your country?
Could you describe a typical menu?
Do you have a vegetarian option each day?
Do you have fruit for pudding each day?
If you really like the food, can you have seconds?

TASK 5

Listen to your partner’s question:

Then say whether being vegetarian is frequent in your country.

Expand your answer by saying whether you have any friend who is vegetarian or follows any other special diet.

TASK 6

Ask your partner:

Do all students eat at the school or is it possible to go home for lunch (or eat with your friends outside the school)?

TASK 7

Ask your partner:

Can you bring a packed lunch from home if you do not like the food?

TASK 8

Tell your partner about the 5 a day campaign.

Then ask her/him whether the Spanish Health authorities do something similar.
When she asks you respond whether you eat your 5 a day.

TASK 9

Ask your partner:

Have you ever heard the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? What do you think of it?

TASK 10

Ask your partner:

Do you have any similar proverb in Spanish to motivate people to have a healthy diet?

TASK 11

Listen to your partner’s question.

Then say which is your favourite proverb and why.

TASK 12

Ask your partner:

Besides a balanced diet, what else do you do to have a healthy lifestyle?

TASK 13

Ask your partner:

Would you say that Spanish teenagers in general have a healthy lifestyle?