4: La sierra
Sofía takes Charlie and Quique to the mountains just outside Madrid and they meet Sofía's friend, Guillermo, a mountaineer. Teresa tells a story about two rival mountains - El Teide on Tenerife and Popocatépetl in Mexico - and Uncle Manu sings about the seasons. Key vocabulary includes the weather and seasons and key grammar points include making negative sentences.
Clip 13: Cercedilla
Quique, Charlie and Sofía take a train to Cercedilla, a town in the mountains just outside Madrid. There they meet Guillermo, a mountaineer. Charlie finds out that it isn't always sunny in Spain.
Clip duration: 03 52
Clip 14: Cuento - Cartas de las montañas
Story - Letters from the mountains
Verónica loves looking at maps. Then one day she receives letters from two mountains: El Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and Popocatépetl in Central Mexico, who tell her their stories.
Clip duration: 04 21
Themes, Vocab and Grammar
|Themes and vocabulary||Grammar and pronunciation|
|weather - eg hace frío (it's cold) and hace calor (it's hot)||negatives|
|points of the compass - norte (north), este (east), sur (south), oeste (west)||pronunciation of ll (llueve / llamas)|
Clip 15: En la cafetería
In the café
Quique, Sofía and Charlie are sheltering from the rain in a café: the perfect opportunity for Charlie to get to grips with some Spanish phrases to describe the weather. Charlie hears the phrase se puede for the first time.
Clip duration: 03 26
Key vocabulary 1
|Las estaciones||The seasons|
Clip 16: Canción - ¡Qué bonita es la Tierra!
Song - How pretty Earth is!
A Martian observes the Earth from afar and says how lucky Earthlings are to have the changing seasons, while he sits shivering, with freezing cold feet, on Mars.
Clip duration: 03 18
Key vocabulary 2
|alpinista (m/f)||mountain climber|
|bosque (m)||wood, forest|
|esquí (m) / esquiar||skiing / to ski|
|está||it is (located)|
|hacer alpinismo||to go mountain climbing|
|montaña (f) / montañero (m)||mountain / mountaineer|