RESUME NORMAL PROGRAMMING ON MONDAY APRIL 15!
Sentence of the day:
TUESDAY : How do you do a summary, speaking or writing, about the beginning of the movie Finding Nemo, for example? We must use only the vocabulary and structures that we know. Maybe you picked up a key word here or there by listening and watching the spanish audio/ subtitles, but mostly, you are limited. Also, you cannot say the things happened ( a barracuda ATE Coral ) , not until next year. So we have to speak in the present tense. Here is a model for you of how I would make a summary of the movie so far, I can't say everything I would like to, but I can give you enough of the key points of the story's beginning.
Coral and Marlin are living in a new house. It is in an anemone. They are going to have many children, but now the children are in eggs. Marlin and Coral are talking and playing. Coral goes ( leaves) from the anemone and sees a barracuda. she thinks of her eggs and is afraid. When she swims to the eggs, the barracuda, eats Coral and the eggs. Marlin sees one egg that the barracuda does not eat. Now he has one child. The child's name is Nemo.
Some words, I do not know, like anemone and barracuda. Here's how I think about it -- "anemone" is sort of a scientific word, so I assume it will be similar enough to be a cognate. i will guess that it's masculine, though I don't know for sure. Will I be understood by a Spanish- speaker? sure. "Barracuda" sounds Spanish -- I'll guess that it's the same word, feminine "la barracuda".
As we do some of these sentences we can see how we use verbs differently -- ser and estar, for instance. In sentence 2 IT IS IN AN ANEMONE. That translates to "Esta' en un anemone". If I want to say that the house IS an anemone -- I say "ES UN ANEMONE" One says WHERE the house is and the other way tell WHAT the house is.
Same thing with the sentence.... "now the children are in eggs". Compare that to "Now the children are eggs" The first uses ESTAN, the second, SON. The first tells WHERE the children are, the second way tells WHAT the children are.
Next we will want to tell how marlin and coral feel at the beginning -- excited and happy. Then how Marlin feels later-- sad. To tell how someone is feeling, we use ESTAR ( estoy, esta's esta', estamos, esta'n)
Here are some adjectives for you to learn and use:
Estar + these adjectives tells HOW somebody is feeling.
Mal ill, poorly,
Feliz happy, merry
Contento pleased, happy, content
Colorado embarrassed ( blushing, red in the face)
Enojado angry, mad
There will be a vocabulary quiz over family, food and these adjectives above.......
presentations, WHAT IS CULTURE?, review vocabulary for quiz
here are some extra words for you to use:
Tengo que+ inf __________ I have to do something
Voy a + inf________________ I’m going to do something ( fake future )
MONDAY el 22 de abril
Give back vocabulary quizzes. review use of EL LA LOS LAS --- four ways to say" THE" in Spanish but you don't choose anyone you like! They are prematched with the nouns.
el hombre and la mujer --- man and woman los hombres and las mujeres --- men and women las mujeres bonitas - the pretty women
Then Recuerden UDs la pelicual "LA MISMA LUNA"? remember the movie Under the Same Moon? Today you will write and then speak and we will use that film for our inspiration:
ESCRIBA UNA DESCRIPCION DE LA PELICULA USANDO SOLO TRES FRASES.
Write a description fo the film using only 3 sentences. Do not bother with 'THE FILM IS ABOUT....... Just write: A little boy lives in Mexico with his grandmother who is sick..... and his mom lives in the US where she works because there are no jobs in Mexico...... for example.
Trade writings and circle mistakes for your partner. Don't make the corrections for them.
After correcting your own writing, practice speaking it aloud. then students will speak their writing aloud for the class.
ACT no school
questions about Spain. What have we learned?
Cultural question on the whiteboard about greetings and leavetakings......
Review food, verbs about food --- where do we eat and cook? Segue to the HOUSE.
Rooms of the house, verbs for what we do in the house ( clean, take out the trash, feed the dog, wash clothes, sleep, shovel snow, chase bears away.....)
Vocab: el ban~o, la cocina, el comedor, el cuarto, el dormitorio, la alcoba, el garaje, la sala, el despacho, el s'otano, la escalera, la planta baja, el primer piso, el seguno piso, ( tercero, cuarto, quinto, sexto) el apartamento, lavar ( la ropa, el coche, los platos), arreglar
Vocabulary coming up next week.....
ayudar, cocinar, dar (DOY), dar de comer al perro, hacer la cama,, limpiar, poner ( PONGO), poner la mesa, sacar la basura, limpio, sucio