Speaking practice - Foundation

As well as describing what your friends and family are like, it's important to be able to express opinions on friendship and relationships as well as using different tenses, for example to talk about something you did or are going to do with your friends.

Listen to these questions and think about how you might respond.

Question

Transcript:

¿Crees que es importante tener muchos amigos?

Translation:

Do you think it's important to have lots of friends?

Question

How could you respond? Click for a sample answer.

Transcript:

¡Claro que sí! Para mí es muy importante tener muchos amigos porque no me gusta estar solo. Tengo mucha suerte porque mis amigos me entienden perfectamente y nos llevamos muy bien.

Translation:

Of course! For me it's very important to have lots of friends because I don't like being alone. I am very lucky because my friends understand me perfectly and we get on very well.

Question

Transcript:

¿Qué hiciste la última vez que saliste con tus amigos?

Translation:

What did you do the last time you went out with your friends?

Question

How could you respond? Click for a sample answer.

Transcript:

Salí con mis amigos el fin de semana pasado y lo pasamos muy bien. El sábado por la tarde fuimos al cine para ver una película de acción, luego comimos una pizza en nuestro restaurante preferido. Después de comer, volvimos a la casa de mi mejor amiga y pasamos la noche charlando y hablando de nuestras celebridades preferidas.

Translation:

I went out with my friends last weekend and we had a very good time. Saturday evening, we went to the cinema to see an action film, then we had a pizza in our favourite restaurant. After eating, we went back to my best friend's house and spent the evening chatting and talking about our favourite celebrities.