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First-Year Spanish (Part 1)
Unai Zaballa
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tony Notetaker on Thursday June 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPA 111 at Illinois State University taught by Unai Zaballa in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see First-Year Spanish (Part 1) in Spanish at Illinois State University.


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Date Created: 06/23/16
Unit 1: Review Chapters Preliminary-2 Nombre:_______________________________________ 1. Luz is a foreign exchange student from Spain that has just started her first semester at ISU. You have agreed to give Luz a tour of the campus and to talk to her about the university life at ISU: Greet her, tell her your name, where you are from, how old you are, and briefly describe your personality using TWO DIFFERENT ADJECTIVES. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Now, Luz is interested in knowing what your class schedule is like. Make sure you include when you have Spanish class!!! Use different adjectives and do not repeat the model. Modelo: Los viernes a las 8 de la mañana, tengo la clase de matemáticas. La clase es muy difícil. _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. Luz wants to know what the weather is like here in Normal, IL. Describe the weather listed below using at least one DIFFERENT weather expression for each one. a. Normal, IL en enero: _________________________________________________________ b. Normal, IL en abril: __________________________________________________________ c. Normal, IL en julio: __________________________________________________________ 1 4. Tell Luz the location of the following classroom objects based on their location in your Spanish  classroom. El cesto:___________________________________________________________________ La pizarra:________________________________________________________________ La computadora:____________________________________________________________ 5. Practice using the different vocabulary for nationalities with Luz. Make sure to use the proper form of SER. Por ejemplo: Paco es de México: Es mexicano. a. Susana es de Chile: __________________________________________________________ b. Marco es de Guatemala: ______________________________________________________ c. Luís y Sebastián son de Colombia: ______________________________________________ 8. You and Luz decide to go to a local cafe to relax after a long day. While you’re there, she asks you some questions in order to get to know you better, but you want to get to know her as well. Using a question word (ej. cómo, qué, dónde, quién, cuánto, cuál, por qué, ect..) write three DIFFERENT questions that you would like to ask Luz in order to get to know her. a. _______________________________________________________________________ b. _________________________________________________________________________ c. ________________________________________________________________________ 9. Luz is very interested in American pop culture. She has asked you what you think about some famous people in the U.S. Describe each of the following people using at least two adjectives. Make sure to use the correct verb. Pay attention to gender and number agreement! Do not repeat adjectives. a. Barack Obama_______________________________________________________________ b. Miley Cyrus ________________________________________________________________ c. Los Chicago Blackhawks _______________________________________________________ d. Marykate y Ashley Olsen________________________________________________ 2 10. Luz wants to know more about the average American lifestyle. Tell her what each of the following people typically do at the following times. Do not repeat verbs! Make sure to conjugate the verb to the proper subject! a. Los viernes por la noche mis amigos y yo____________________________________ b. Los sábados por la tarde, mis amigos____________________________________ c. Los domingos por la mañana yo _________________________________________ 11. Luz’s friend, Juan, joins you guys for dinner. She starts to ask what you like to do during the different times. Tell Juan and Luz what you like to do using GUSTAR + INFINITIVE. a. Por la tarde: _________________________________________________________________ b. Por la noche los martes: ________________________________________________________ c. Los fines de semana: __________________________________________________________ Now ask Luz what she likes to do: ¿ _________________________________________________________________________? 12. You had so much fun at the café with Luz and Juan that you want to go out again sometime. This time, you would like to invite one of your friends, Katelyn, to come with. Tell Luz and Juan about Katelyn. Complete the paragraph with the appropriate form of ser or estar. Katelyn ________ una chica muy lista y extrovertida. Ella trabaja para la bodega de Valdepeñas y ella ________ estudiante también. En la universidad, ella estudia la contabilidad. Su oficina ________ al lado de mi oficina. A ella le gusta comer comida nueva y por eso debe ir de tapas con nosotros. ¿________ Uds. listos para comer tapas? 3


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