Spanish Upper Intermediate 1
Prescribed textbook: Aula Internacional 4 – Units 1 and 2
This course will cover units 1 and 2, unit 3 will be added time permitted.
Unidad 1-Buenas noticias Convertirnos en la redacción de un medio de comunicación
- Refer to a news item and comment on it
- Write a news item
- Past tenses revision
- Impersonal constructions with SE +3rd person verb, and 3rd person plural
- Anticipation of the Direct Object Pronoun
- Declarative verbs
- MediaPolitics and history
- News outlets in the Spanish speaking world
- Present a news item through a media outlet (radio, online video or print).
Unidad 2-¿Y tú qué opinas? Celebrar una asamblea popular
- Give opinionValue opinions
- Propose conditions of agreement
- Express agreement or disagreement
- Refer to someone else’s topics or interventions
- Contrast Indicativo/Subjuntivo: Creo que/ No creo que
- Give opinion: Es increíble/una tontería +inf/ que +Subjuntivo
- Conditions: Solo si/ siempre que
- Discourse organisers: en primer/segundo…lugar, por último
- Vocabulary related to free time activities
- Vocabulary to refer to tourism and describe towns and cities
- Tourism in the Spanish speaking world
- Hold a local council meeting to agree on the future directions of your town.
- Talk about the news
- Give and exchange opinions
- Talk about hypothetical situations
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