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Boy raises hand in class

Listen to these students talking about subjects they study.

You may find this vocabulary helpful.

el directordirector, head teacher
la obraplay (in a theatre), work
el papelpart (in a play), paper
pintarto paint
el reyking
sumamenteextremely
se trata deit's about, it's a question of...

Which subject is each student talking about?

Choose from this list:

Ael alemán
Bel arte dramático
Cel dibujo
Dla geografía
Ela historia
Fla informática
Gel inglés
Hla química
Question

Which subject is he talking about?

B - el arte dramático.

Obra (play) and hago el papel de... (I play the part of...) are the clues to the answer here.

Transcript:

En este momento estamos preparando una obra muy importante. Yo hago el papel de un director de colegio.

Translation:

At the moment, we're preparing a very important play. I play the part of a school headmaster.

Question

Which subject is she referring to?

G - el inglés.

Idioma (language) and se habla... en América del Norte (it's spoken... in North America) are the main clues.

Transcript:

A mí me parece que es útil estudiar idiomas en general, pero creo que este idioma es sumamente importante porque se habla en muchas partes del mundo, especialmente en América del Norte.

Translation:

I think it's useful to study languages in general, but I think this language is extremely important because it's spoken in many parts of the world, especially in North America.

Question

What subject is he referring to?

C - el dibujo.

Pintar (to paint) and artístico (artistic) are the clues to listen out for.

Transcript:

La verdad es que lo encuentro muy difícil porque no me gusta pintar y no soy muy artístico. Preferiría estudiar algo más útil como las ciencias.

Translation:

The truth is that I find it very difficult because I don't like painting and I'm not very artistic. I would prefer to study something more useful like science.

Question

Which subject does she dislike?

E - la historia.

The phrase lo que pasó hace cien años o doscientos años (what happened 100 or 200 years ago) and the words guerras (wars), reyes (kings) and políticos (politicians) are the clues to the answer.

Transcript:

Para mí, no vale la pena saber cosas sobre lo que pasó hace cien años o doscientos años. Se trata de muchas guerras y la vida de muchos reyes y políticos. ¡Qué aburrido!

Translation:

As far as I'm concerned, it's not worth learning things about what happened a hundred or two hundred years ago. It's about a lot of wars and the lives of a lot of kings and politicians. How boring!

Question

What subject is he referring to?

D - la geografía.

The phrases cosas sobre otros países (things about other countries) and como vive la gente en otras partes del mundo (how people live in other parts of the world) indicate the answer here.

Transcript:

Me interesa mucho aprender cosas sobre otros países y como vive la gente en otras partes del mundo.

Translation:

I'm very interested in learning things about other countries and how people live in other parts of the world.