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SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

In this role play you will talk in SPANISH about films, series, newspapers and books with your partner. You can start now…

 
TASK 1

Listen to your partner’s question

Then say that you would love to go to the cinema next weekend but you think there are no good films available.

Remember that Spanish uses a double negative:
Creo que NO hay NINGUNA película buena.
Or, if you want to try a challenging construction with subjunctive: NO creo que haya NINGUNA película buena.

 
TASK 2

Listen to your partner’s question

And answer that you like Netflix but you are currently very busy and do not have much time to watch it. Say that your favourite
series is The Crown.

Do not forget to make “gustar” reflexive: I like Netflix – Me gusta Netflix

TASK 3
Listen to the third question

And answer that The Crown is a series about the British monarchy, currently very popular in the UK. Tell her that you would really recommend it.

TASK 4
Listen to the fourth question

And say that you have not seen La Casa de Papel, but your best friend has, and she says that it is really addictive.

 
TASK 5
Listen to your partner’s question

Say that you would love to see La Casa de Papel, but you have never watched a series in Spanish and are a bit worried about not understanding it.

TASK 6

Listen to the sixth question

Tell your partner that watching news in Spanish is a great idea. Say that maybe you can also read a newspaper. Ask about a good Spanish newspaper or magazine.

newspaper – periódicos, magazine – revista

TASK 7

Listen to your partner’s question

Answer that you believe that it is important to be informed about what is going on, and that you read the news online during the week and in a traditional (printed) newspaper during the weekend.

TASK 8

Listen to the eighth question

Say that this is a difficult question, but you hope that they will continue. Say that you really enjoy reading the press on the weekends and accessing the vast amount of information, news and opinions.

*Espero que continuen is a construction in subjunctive very used in Spanish. Similar expressions are: Espero que venga (I hope she/he comes), Espero que haga buen tiempo (I hope the weather will be good).

TASK 9

Listen to your partner’s question

Say that you love to read books. Explain that you always read a bit before you go to sleep. Ask your partner if she/he likes to read books.

TASK 10

Listen to your partner’s question

You need to improvise this answer: tell your partner the name of your favourite book. Explain in Spanish what the book is about and why you like it.
Then ask your partner the name of his/her favourite book.

TASK 11

Listen to your partner to find out what is her/his favourite book.

Then say if you know it and whether you would like to read it.

 
 

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

You need to have a discussion with your partner in ENGLISH about newspapers and media in general. Read the article first and then you can start the different tasks.

 
Newspaper readership: young adults deserting printed dailies claims YouGov survey

On average, 84% of the UK population claimed to have read a printed daily newspaper in the past year, with readership highest in London (93%) and the lowest in the Midlands (79%). Those aged 18 to 24 years old were found to be the least likely to have read a newspaper (71%) in the past year, compared with 90% of people aged over 55. The research seems to confirm industry fears that those most in the habit of buying newspapers can be directly correlated with age, suggesting that newspapers will die with the older generation.

Hope for the press sector can be found in the digital reading habits of the different demographics, where the inverse relationship with age has been found. Those aged 18 to 24 were found to be most likely to have read a newspaper online, with 61% having read one in the last 12 months. This compares to just 39% of those aged 55 or over having read a newspaper website in the last year.

The newspapers with the highest online readerships were, unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail (16%) and The Guardian (14%). However, unlike the high penetration figures still seen for print and despite the record numbers reported in the last ABCs (Mail Online 127m and Guardian 80m), only 45% of the UK population has read a newspaper online.

Most of those surveyed were far more likely to get their news from other news sites (70%), such as the BBC and other broadcasters, as well as new businesses such as Huffington Post and independent blogs Guido Fawkes and Slugger O’Toole.

Extract from an article published at Campaignlive on 13th March 2013

 
TASK 1

Ask your partner the following question:

What is this article about?

 
TASK 2

Ask your partner the following question:

Why do you think that young adults are deserting printed newspapers?

TASK 3

Ask your partner the following questions:

How often do you read traditional and digital newspapers?
When and where you read them?

TASK 4
Your partner will now ask you whether you prefer digital or traditional media.
TASK 5

Ask your partner the following questions:

Do you think that Spanish newspapers are good?
What is your favourite newspaper?

TASK 6
Your partner will now ask you about British newspapers.
TASK 7

Ask your partner the following questions:

Do you find newspapers cheap or expensive?
Do you think that newspapers should be free for young people?
Are there any free newspapers where you live?

TASK 8

Ask your partner the following question:

Do you ever watch the news on TV or listen to it on the radio / podcasts?

TASK 9

Ask your partner the following questions:

In your opinion, are young people sufficiently informed about the news?
Is it important to follow the news? Why?

TASK 10

Ask your partner the following questions:

Does Spanish media mention British news often?
Which British news topic appears most?

If Brexit: what does Spanish media say about it?

TASK 11

Ask your partner the following questions:

Is it important to be informed about what happens in other countries?

TASK 12

Ask your partner the following questions:

Do you ever read British or American newspapers or magazines?

If yes: Which one is your favorite and why? Is it similar or different to the press in your country? How?
If not: Would you like to read them? Why?

 
 

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