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Reasons for learning another language… You can experience new cultures and meet new people If you visit a country on holiday, people respect you if you try to speak their language. It also helps if there is a problem or if you get lost It gives you opportunities in life – to travel, to work, to live abroad… It is good for your brain. You become better at speaking your own language.
Difficulties… PRONUNCIATION There are sounds that exist in Spanish but do not in English (perro), and English has many more vowel sounds. Hungry ≠ Angry Worked ≠ Walked Shoes ≠ Choose ≠ Juice Perro ≠ Pero Vaca ≠ Baja
1 WORD IN SPANISH 2+ WORDS IN ENGLISH Llevar - To take (a friend to work) - To wear (glasses) Dejar -To stop (smoking) -To let / allow -To leave
Echar… To kick out To sack / fire To pour To apply To miss (echar de menos) To start (echar a correr)
1 WORD IN ENGLISH 2+ WORDS IN SPANISH Cream -Crema -Nata To Be -Ser -Estar To Know -Saber -Conocer
To Get Comprar I went shopping and got a new dress. Recibir My friend got a new computer for Christmas. Llegar How did you get to school today? To get married, angry, dressed… To get on / into To get off / out of
GRAMMAR -Asking questions in English -Remembering the 3 rd person –s -The verb endings in Spanish o, as, a, amos, áis, an…… - Gender - The subjunctive!!
FALSE FRIENDS ESTOY EMBARAZADA ≠ I AM EMBARRASSED CARPETA ≠ CARPET EN ABSOLUTO ≠ ABSOLUTELY ÉXITO ≠ EXIT SENSIBLE ≠ SENSIBLE ROPA ≠ ROPE HOW MUCH? ≠ COMO MUCHO
Tips for Learning another Language Surround yourself with the language…
Books or Magazines Books or magazines that interest you
Practice makes perfect If you are talking to someone in English and you don’t understand what they have said, ask them to explain it to you. Don’t just nod and say yes Don’t be embarrassed If you make a mistake it doesn’t matter. Speaking another language is difficult, and you will have good days and bad days.
Why do you want to learn English? What are your main difficulties? What words / sounds / tenses do you find the most difficult? What helps you learn the most? What tips (=advice) would you give to someone who wants to learn English? Have you ever had an embarrassing experience while learning English?