It is important to be able to understand spoken and written texts on the topic of school and college and to be able to talk about your own experiences of studying.
Listen to these Spanish students and choose the statement which summarises what they are saying.
I get good marks in languages but I'm not very good at art
I don't do very well in languages but I'm very good at drama
I get good marks in languages but I'm bad at drama
The maths teacher is strict and sometimes shouts a lot
The maths teacher seems nice but sometimes shouts a lot
The maths teacher seems nice and sometimes helps a lot
Despite his bad behaviour, Roberto has passed maths
Although he's hardworking, Roberto has failed maths
It's not surprising Roberto has failed maths because of the way he behaves
The teacher says I'm lazy, but he doesn't explain things well
The teacher says I don't understand anything but I agree I'm lazy
The teacher says I'm lazy, but he shouts too much
I hate science. It's not worth studying art because I'm fed up with the teacher.
I like science but I don't see the point in studying art. And anyway, I'm fed up with the teacher.
I like science. I don't see the point in studying art, but I like the teacher.
Read these statements made by Spanish students and in each case choose the phrase which is most likely to follow.
El inglés es mi asignatura favorita.
No me gusta nada
Soy fuerte en alemán.
Saco buenas notas
Tengo que repetir el examen
Me suspendieron en el examen
La profesora de educación física es horrible.
Nos ayuda mucho
Nos grita mucho
He sacado buenas notas en español. El profesor dice que…
…he hecho muchos progresos
…no he trabajado bastante
…soy muy vago
El profesor de física dice que mi comportamiento en clase se ha mejorado muchísimo.
Está muy decepcionado
Está contento conmigo
Está harto de mí