Speaking practice - Foundation

Listen to the following speaking questions about your studies and think about how you would answer them in Spanish. You can hear some example answers below.

Question

Transcript:

Háblame de tus asignaturas favoritas y las que no te gustan.

Translation:

Tell me about your favourite subjects and the ones you don't like.

Question

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Transcript:

Pues mi asignatura favorita es el español porque las clases son divertidas y la profesora es muy simpática y me ayuda muchísimo. También me gusta la geografía porque me interesa aprender cosas sobre otros países del mundo. No me gustan las matemáticas porque las encuentro muy difíciles y el profesor no explica bien. Creo que voy a sacar malas notas en matemáticas.

Translation:

Well, my favourite subject is Spanish because the lessons are fun and the teacher is very nice and helps me a lot. I also like geography because I'm interested in learning things about other countries in the world. I don't like maths because I find it very difficult and the teacher doesn't explain things well. I think I'm going to get bad marks in maths.

Question

Transcript:

En general ¿cómo son los profesores en este instituto? ¿Por qué dices eso?

Translation:

In general, what are the teachers at this school like? Why do you say that?

Question

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Transcript:

La mayoría de los profesores son buenos y tratan de ayudar a los estudiantes. Hay algunos que son un poco estrictos, pero a veces es necesario porque algunos alumnos no se comportan bien. No me gusta la profesora de educación física porque no es muy justa y grita mucho.

Translation:

The majority of the teachers are good and try to help the students. There are some who are a bit strict but at times it's necessary because some pupils don't behave well. I don't like the PE teacher because she's not very fair and she shouts a lot.