Listening practice - Foundation

Although many people say that school days are some of the best times of your life, they aren't always plain sailing. Here is some useful vocabulary to talk about problems at school.

el acoso (escolar)(school) bullying
amenazarto threaten
un ataqueattack
la falta de libertadlack of freedom
golpearto hit
la intimidaciónbullying
la presiónpressure

Listen to these young Spanish people talking about stress in their school lives and answer the questions.

Question
EnriqueLaidaAnaAlonso
Who is often more stressed than people think?
Whose routine is affected by stress?
Who doesn't get stressed?
Who says they only get stressed around exam time?
EnriqueLaidaAnaAlonso
Who is often more stressed than people think?
Whose routine is affected by stress?
Who doesn't get stressed?
Who says they only get stressed around exam time?

Alonso:

Transcript:

Muchos de mis amigos se estresan mucho por el trabajo del cole pero a mí no me afecta nada. La verdad es que no me importa mucho si saco buenas notas en los exámenes o no.

Translation:

Many of my friends get very stressed by schoolwork but it doesn't affect me at all. The truth is that I'm not very bothered whether I get good marks in the exams or not.

Ana:

Transcript:

En general no sufro mucho de estrés pero cuando llegan los examénes, sí, me afecta mucho. Por eso, a veces no siempre lo hago lo mejor posible en los exámenes.

Translation:

In general, I don't suffer a lot from stress but when the exams come around, yes, it affects me a lot. For that reason, I don't always do the best I can in the exams.

Enrique:

Transcript:

Soy muy competitivo y por eso siempre quiero sacar buenas notas en los exámenes. Mis amigos piensan que no trabajo mucho pero en realidad hago mucho más trabajo y estoy mucho más estresado de lo que creen.

Translation:

I'm very competitive and so I always want to get good marks in the exams. My friends think that I don't work hard but really I do more work and I'm much more stressed than they think.

Laida:

Transcript:

El estrés me afecta bastante. Siempre estoy estresada y cuando llegan los exámenes no como casi nada y apenas duermo. Me gustaría ser más relajada pero lo encuentro muy difícil.

Translation:

Stress affects me quite a bit. I'm always stressed and when the exams come around, I eat almost nothing and I hardly sleep. I'd like to be more relaxed but I find it very difficult.