Reading practice - Foundation

Taking part in a school exchange can be a nerve-wracking but exciting experience. You may spend time with a host family and attend school with your exchange partner. It's an ideal way to improve your language skills and learn more about culture and traditions.

Mimi, Eduardo, Francesca and Andrés have recently returned from a school exchange and have written blog posts for their school website. Read their opinions and advice about going on an exchange.

Mimi

Durante un intercambio se debe rodearse de la lengua, es decir leer los periódicos de la ciudad, ver las noticias y programas populares, así te vas a mejorar tus competencias en el idioma y aprender sobre la cultura.

Eduardo

Hacer un intercambio te va a dar la oportunidad de salir de tu rutina. Te vas a encontrar con situaciones nuevas y entonces vas a aprender a adaptarte.

Francesca

Durante el intercambio, aprovechate de las actividades fuera de clase para conocer más sobre el lugar donde estás. Visita exposiciones y museos para conocer la historia y practica el idioma con los habitantes.

Andrés

Asistir a clases en el extranjero te dará nuevas experiencias. Un intercambio es un poco intimidante al principio, pero vas a aprender a ser más independiente.

Question

Who would say the following? Mimi, Eduardo, Francesca or Andrés?

  1. Try and do things outside the classroom.
  2. It's a good idea to watch TV in the foreign language.
  3. You will learn how to cope with new situations.
  4. Practise the language with the locals.
  5. You will become more independent.
  6. Immerse yourself in the language.
  1. Francesca - She says aprovechate de las actividades fuera de clase (make the most of activities out of the classroom).
  2. Mimi - She says se debe ... ver las noticias y programas populares (you should ... watch the news and popular programmes).
  3. Eduardo - He says Te vas a encontrar con situaciones nuevas y entonces vas a aprender a adaptarte (You will find yourself in new situations and you will learn to adapt).
  4. Francesca - She says practica el idioma con los habitantes (practise the language with the people who live there).
  5. Andrés - He says vas a aprender a ser más independiente (you will learn to be more independent).
  6. Mimi - She says se debe rodearse de la lengua (you should surround yourself with the language).