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Spanish Lesson Forty-Four: Practice Speaking Spanish

Updated on April 7, 2013

Good Afternoon Readers!

It's so awesome to be writing this on a Sunday again. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter last Sunday. Now that that has passed spring is truly here! I'm very excited to see the flowers blooming and the birds chirping. Perhaps you'll learn some new Spring words too? Well anyway, that's the little bit I have to say about that. Our last lesson discussed Clothing and Apparel and discussing them in the Spanish language. I hope you all enjoyed that lesson and now this week we're going to focus on practicing Speaking Spanish. I've known for some time that reading lessons isn't always going to help someone learn language perfectly. In fact, it's definitely necessary to practice listening and speaking at least several times a week. So this week's lesson is about just that! So I hope you enjoy the material I have for this week. Thanks so much for reading!

Today's Goals: To learn and utilize new ways to practice Spanish speaking. To be able to coherently recite Spanish words with ease.

Today's Vocabulary

So since there is no theme this week, the vocabulary is the usual hodgepodge of Nouns, Adjectives, Reflexive Verbs, and normal Verbs. So I hope you all can take some of these new words and incorporate them into your vocabulary. Take a moment to learn the new words and see if you can say them with an ease. This is great practice with new words! Give it a shot. Continue down for the rest of the lesson.


Today's Tips: Continuously look for opportunities to share dialogue with a native speaker. Ask them to grade your skill. You won't regret it!

Verbs

To Matter/To Be Important: Importar

To Imprint/To Impress/To Print/To Fix In The Mind: Imprimir

To Include/To Enclose: Incluir

To Indicate/To Point Out: Indicar

To Induce/To Influence/To Persuade/To Lead: Inducir

To Influence/To Have Influence On: Influir

To Inscribe/To Record/To Register: Inscribir


Reflexive Verbs: Since we have gone through the list twice, there will be no more reflexive verbs in each lesson. There will be ten vocabulary words starting next week.


Nouns

Grill: La Parilla

Blanket: La Manta

Basket: La Canasta

Grass: La Cespéd

Sandwich: El Sandwich

Chips: Las Patatas

Potato Salad: La Ensalada de Patatas Papas


Adjectives

Breezy: Hace Aire

Beautiful: Hermoso(a)

Wonderful: Maravilloso(a)

Pleasant: Agradable

Prefect: Perfecto(a)


Warm-Up

Hey everyone! Get your Warm-Up here!! :) These warm-ups are here to provide constant practice with the language and to job your memory. If you have any trouble, just read over the lesson the warm-up derives from. Today's warm-up comes from Lesson Fifteen. It discuss the verb "querer". If you don't remember it, head back to Lesson Fifteen and go back over it!

Five Ways To Practice Listening and Speaking

So way back when I talked about the importance of this fact. A learner of a language must speak and listen in the language they are learning. This is essential for true fluency in any language. So here are ten tips on how to practice your Spanish by Listening and Speaking.


  1. Get A Partner: You and a friend should sit down together and read from a Spanish book or a list of Spanish words together. Also you should have audio to back up whether your pronunciation is good or not. Take time to practice your verbiage, especially words with accents. Give it a try!
  2. Watch A Movie: Find your favorite movie in Spanish and watch it without subtitles or translation. Can you hear how the native speakers pronounce certain words and letters? Your true goal is to imitate the native speakers until you're almost perfect.
  3. Talk To Yourself: If you can't find a partner, practice alone forming simple sentences about your daily activities. We've learned quite enough for you to be able to create a sentence for your personal use.
  4. Native Speakers!: Find a native speaker and talk to him or her. They can give you the best possible critique.
  5. Translate: Attempt to translate in your head and speak the word aloud in order to associate your thoughts with your words. It helps you remember everything perfectly. Speak the word, look at it, and listen to yourself. Does it sound right? If it doesn't... look up the proper way to say it.

Use some of these methods to extend your skills in speaking and listening! Sometimes you might think of other ways to practice, so try those in addition to these five. Also consider making a schedule of activities. You can definitely try online flashcards They say the word, you repeat, and you can also see the definition of the word. It's awesome practice. I highly suggest it. Thanks for reading and good luck!

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Homework

It's homework time! :) I hope you all are ready to work on conjugating more verbs. I really like these assignments as they also help me learn new words. It's a great opportunity to see new verbs and incorporate them into your vocabulary. So this is a great way to practice. The verbs listed will need to be conjugated into the Present Indicative, Preterit, and Indicative Imperfect tenses. These tenses are important and I hope that everyone takes these practices seriously. You can't be too sure when you'll need to use them!


If you need anything, refer to: Lesson Five, Lesson Twenty,Lesson Twenty-Five, and Lesson Thirty-Five.


Acostumbrar (To Be Accustomed To, To Be In The Habit Of)

Acuchillar (To Kife, To Cut, To Slash, To Cut Open)

Acudir (To Attend, To Be Present Frequently, To Respond To A Call, To Come To The Rescue)


Oh! Next week we'll be discussing a new tense. It will the be the penultimate Simple Tense we will be learning. So make sure you come back for that!

Present Indicative Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellose/Ellas/Ustedes
Acordar
Acuerdo
Acuerdas
Acuerda
Acordamos
Acuerdan
Acordarse
Me Acuedo
Te Acuedas
Se Acueda
Nos Acordamos
Se Acuerdan
Acostarse
Me Acuesto
Te Acuestas
Se Acuesta
Nos Acostamos
Se Acuestan

Preterit Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Acordar
Acordé
Acordaste
Acordó
Acordams
Acordaron
Acordarse
Me Acordé
Te Acordaste
Se Acordó
Nos Acordamos
Se Acordaron
Acostarse
Me Acosté
Te Acostaste
Se Acostó
Nos Acostamos
Se Acostaron

Indicative Imperfect Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Acordar
Acordaba
Acordabas
Acordaba
Acordábamos
Acordaban
Acordarse
Me Acordaba
Te Acordabas
Se Acordaba
Nos Acordábamos
Se Acordaban
Acostarse
Me Acostaba
Te Acostabas
Se Acostaba
Nos Acostábamos
Se Acostaban

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