Today’s Activities …
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- Review Worksheet– Check your answers
- 1-1 Conversation Practice – Circle Activity
- Question & Answer Time with our Special Guests!
Tonight we had 3 special guests: Roger, Ernest and Robert. A big thank you to these three volunteers who helped us!! A few highlights from our conversation:
New Phrases Learned…
If you ask a guest if it’s their first time at the Care Center (¿Es su primera vez aquí?) and they say sí, you can say “bueno” before saying welcome —
- Bueno, ¡bienvenido! (or bienvenida) = Good, welcome!
Other things you can say instead of bueno…
- Qué bien. Similar to meaning of the English phrase, that’s great! that’s good!
When having a conversation with someone about where they’re from, if they say a country, you can say:
- Qué bien. ¿Qué parte? How good. What part?
Another very nice question that Robert uses to ask people where they are from:
- ¿De qué parte del mundo es usted? What part of the world are you from?
Radio Station Recommendation…
- AM 1110 – Radio Moody (Also online at https://www.moodyradio.org/stations/radio-moody/)
We talked about…
- Our guests shared with us how Spanish speakers appreciate our attempts to use Spanish, even if we make mistakes.
- We talked about how Spanish speakers come from many different countries. 21 in total – including 1 in North America, 6 countries in central America, 3 in the Carribean, 9 in South America, 1 in Europe, and 1 in Africa. This doesn’t include Puerto Rico as it is officially an unincorporated part of the US. For more information visit this website: https://www.spanish.cl/vocabulary-lists/spanish-speaking-countries-capitals.htm
- We also talked about the importance of warm greetings! and smiles! and how in Latino culture it is common to not make eye contact; don’t think that they are not listening to you just because they are not making eye contact.
p.s. I updated last week’s notes to include the sample conversation about asking where someone is from that we did on the whiteboard.