SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH GERMAN FRENCH

In this task you and your partner will get to know each other. You will start by briefly introducing yourself in Spanish-German-French and then your partner will ask you some questions about your hobbies, family and school.

 
 
TASK 1 – YOU START
Introduce yourself in Spanish-German-French

Start greeting your partner. Then say your name and age, the city you live in, what school you go to and your school year.

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TASK 2

Listen to your partner’s questions about your hobbies.

And explain what you like to do in your free time.

HINT

You can expand your answer by describing what else you’d like to do if you had more time HINT or by comparing your current hobbies with the ones you had when you were younger HINT.

TASK 3

Listen to your partner’s question

And describe your family

You can mention your parents and siblings’ name and age and then describe their appearance and personality. You can expand your answer by explaining what you do together as a family or/and how well you get along. HINT

Remember that in Spanish the verb “to have – tener” is used for age instead of the verb “to be – ser”. HINT

Remember that in German “sich verstehen mit” und “sich straiten mit” are reflexive verbs

Remember that in French the verb “to have – avoir” is used for the age instead of “to be – être”. HINT: mon frère a onze ans.

TASK 4

Listen to your partner’s question.

And describe your school.

Say whether it is a new or old school and describe the facilities. You can expand your answer by saying what you like most and least about your school and why HINT

TASK 5

Listen to your partner’s question

And explain where your school is.

Expand your answer by saying how you commute to school and how long it takes you. HINT

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question

Then say the name of your friends and describe how they are.

TASK 7 – CHALLENGING

Listen to your partner’s question

And explain what you have and have not in common with your friends.

HINT

TASK 8

Listen to your partner’s question

And talk about your primary school’s friends.

ES – Remember to conjugate the verbs in imperfect. HINT

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GE – Remember to use the perfect or imperfect. HINT

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TALKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Now your partner will introduce herself / himself in English. You will need to listen carefully and then ask her/him some questions in English.

 
TASK 1 – YOUR PARTNER STARTS
Listen to your partner’s presentation.
TASK 2

Now you need to ask your partner some questions in English about her/his hobbies. Start by asking:

What do you like to do in your free time?

Then expand the conversation asking a few specific questions. These are some ideas:

Sports: Do you like sports? Which ones? Where and how often do you practice them?
Music: What genres do you like? What are your favourite bands/singers? What concerts have you been to? Do you sing? Do you play any instruments?
Reading: Do you like reading? What book are you currently reading? What are your favourite books? When do you read/ do you have enough time? Have you read any books in English/ would you like to read books in English?

TASK 3

Now ask your partner about her/his family. Start with:

How is your family?

Then ask some additional questions such as:
Do you get along with your siblings? Are your parents strict? What activities do you do as a family?

TASK 4

And now ask your partner about her/his school. Start with:

How is your school?

Then keep the conversation going with more specific questions such as:

Where is your school? What is it like (new? old? big? small?) How many students are there in your school? How big is your class? How many classes are there in a year group? What are your school’s facilities like?

TASK 5
If you still have time, you could ask your partner some questions about her/his friends.

Some ideas are:
Who are your best friends? How are they? How do they look like?
What do you do together in your free time? What do you have / have not in common with them?
How were your primary school friends? Do you still see them?