Today we played a game with our ‘time dice’ and learnt some key phrases for talking about daily routine.
Me despierto – I wake up at
Me levanto – I get up at
Desayuno – I eat breakfast
Lavo los dientes – I clean my teeth
Como – I eat (e.g. lunch)
Ceno – I eat my evening meal
Me acuesto – I go to bed
The children did a great job of remembering how to tell the time in class today. I am very much looking forward to playing the game that we made to practice telling the time next week.
Here is a telling the time in Spanish tutorial on youtube if you need a reminder between now and then.
Well done to everyone today. Telling the time in Spanish is really tricky. Here are some key phrases.
Es la una – It’s one o’clock
Son las dos – It’s 2 o’clock
y cinco – five past
menos cinco – five to
y media – half past
y cuarto – 1/4 past
Can you work out that the following times are? If so, write your answers in a reply.
1. Es la una y cinco.
2. Son las dos y diez.
3. Son las tres y media.
4. Son las cuatro y cuarto.
5. Son las cinco menos cinco.
6. Son las seis menos diez.
We had a great time today playing the likes and dislikes board game. Likes and dislikes are a bit tricky in Spanish, but everyone was really good at remembering that gusta is for singular words and gustan is for plural words and that we have to put the spanish word for ‘the’ before the word (e.g. Me gustan las manzanas: I like (the) apples).
Which sentences are correct and which are incorrect?
1. Me gustan las manzanas
2. Me gusta los platanos
3. Me gustan el helado
4. No me gustan los gusanos
Today we learnt that the endings of verbs change when we are speaking about other people.
Me llamo – I am called changes to Se llama – he/she is called
Tengo – I have changes to Tiene – he/she has
Vivo en – I live in changes to Vive en – he/she lives in
We then heard all about Lucas who comes from Buenos Aires in Argentina and wrote some lovely pieces about our friends and family.
The children did a great job of remembering some of the things they have learnt in previous classes today by introducing themselves to each other. They also learnt how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? – Where do you live? Can you match where the following people live to the pictures below?
1. Vivo en Paris, Francia.
2. Vivo en Madrid, España.
3. Vivo en Nueva York, Los Estados Unidos.
4. Vivo en Tokyo, Japón.
¡Qué guay! The Spanish club is back 🙂
I you have had a great summer and are looking forward to lots of fun Spanish learning again this year! Lets start off with a bit of a quiz. How many of these Spanish things do you know? Why not post your answers in a reply?
2. Corrida de toros
La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol near Valencia in Spain.
Thousands of people take part in throwing more than 100 metric tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes in the streets. The festival also features music, parades, dancing, fireworks and a paella cooking contest.
La Tomatina Video
The children have learnt how to say their birthdays in Spanish today – mine is ‘el veintisiete de marzo’ (The 27th of March). Notice how the spanish don’t use capital letters for the months of the year and usually just use a number for the date instead of having a small ‘rd’, ‘th’ or ‘st’. The 1st is a bit different as they use the word ‘primero’.
Can you work out what the following special dates would be in Spanish? The first one has been done for you.
1. 25/12 – El veinticinco de diciembre
We also learnt the 10 spanish words related to birthdays. Can you remember what any of them mean? globos, fiesta, tarta, velas, regalos, tarjetas, juegos, vestidos bonitos, sombreros, comida.
Today we practiced numbers up to 31 and learnt how to answer the question ‘¿Cuántos años tienes?’ – How old are you? How old are the people below?
1. Juan – “Tengo nueve años.”
2. Alicia – “Tengo siete años.”
3. Belén – “Tengo ocho años.”
4. Javier – “Tengo diez años.”
5. Gabriela – “Tengo veintidós años.”