In this video, students will hear speakers describe what they do during the week. The grammatical emphasis will be on regular -er and -ir verbs in context. After each speaker is finished, translations will be provided.
In this video, you will hear several people tell you about what they and their friends and family do during the week. Listen carefully to the verbs being used and see if you can follow what they say. After each speaker tells you his story, a translation will be given, and you can see how much you understood.
¡Hola! Me llamo Carlos. Por la mañana, bebo café, y como pan tostado. También leo el periódico 'El Mundo.' A veces, mi mujer come el desayuno conmigo. ¡Compartimos conversación y café!
Did you understand Carlos? Let's hear that in English.
'Hello! My name is Carlos. In the morning, I drink coffee and I eat toast. Also, I read the newspaper 'El Mundo.' Sometimes, my wife eats breakfast with me. We share conversation and coffee!'
If you did not catch all of that the first time, go back and listen to the Spanish story one more time. If you're ready for another story, let's hear from María.
¡Buenos días! Me llamo María. Estoy en el parque con mis amigos. Los lunes y los jueves nosotros corremos por el parque. Yo no corro muy rápido, pero me gusta mucho correr. Después de correr, bebemos agua o comemos fruta.
Were you able to understand María? Here it is in English.
'Good morning! My name is María. I am in the park with my friends. On Mondays and Thursdays we run in the park. I don't run very fast, but I really like to run. After running, we drink water or eat fruit.'
If you missed any of that, go back and listen again! If you're ready to hear another speaker, let's turn to Manuel.
Bueno, aquí estoy en la escuela. Mis clases son muy difíciles. Aprendo ciencias, matemáticas, geografía e historia. En la clase de historia, leemos mucho. Nosotros aprendemos la historia de México. En la clase de matemáticas, escribimos mucho. No comprendo bien las matemáticas. ¡Ugh! Me gusta aprender las ciencias. En la clase de ciencias, no escribimos mucho, pero yo leo mucho porque me gusta estudiar. Mis amigos no abren los libros de ciencias porque a ellos no les gusta la clase. A mi amigo, Pepe, le gusta mucho la clase de geografía. Él lee y aprende mucho.
Manuel sure had a lot to say about school! Did you understand him? Let's hear the translation.
'Well, here I am at school. My classes are really difficult. I learn science, math, geography and history. In history class, we read a lot. We are learning the history of Mexico. In math class, we write a lot. I do not understand math well. Ugh! I like to learn science. In science class, we don't write a lot, but I read a lot because I like to study. My friends don't open their science books because they don't like the class. My friend, Pepe, really likes geography class. He reads and learns a lot.'
Wow! That was a lot of information. Feel free to listen to Manuel again! Now, let's hear from one more person. Sra. Ramos will tell us about her family.
¡Hola! Me llamo Sra. Ramos. Vivo en California con mi familia. Mi esposo lee mucho. Él aprende mucho de los libros. Mi hija, Claudia, aprende mucho en la escuela. Trabaja mucho en sus clases. Mi hijo, Juanito, corre con sus amigos. ¡Bebe mucha agua y come mucho! También, Lolita, la gata, vive con nosotros. Ella no comprende nada, pero es muy simpática. Los sábados, mi familia y yo compartimos la cena.
Sra. Ramos has a busy life. Did you understand what her family is up to? Let's hear the translation.
'Hello! My name is Sra. Ramos. I live in California with my family. My husband reads a lot. He learns a lot from books. My daughter, Claudia, learns a lot in school. She works hard in her classes. My son, Juanito, runs with his friends. He drinks a lot of water and he eats a lot! Also, Lolita, the cat, lives with us. She doesn't understand anything, but she is very sweet. On Saturdays, my family and I share dinner.'
As always, if you didn't get everything, go back and listen again!
Were you able to understand the speakers? Each person told you something about his or her life. Carlos, María, Manuel and Sra. Ramos all had a lot to share. Did you catch all the forms of -ir and -er verbs that were used? We heard comer, beber, aprender, correr, comprender, leer, compartir, escribir, vivir, and abrir. If you didn't hear each of those verbs used, go back and listen to those speakers again!
The knowledge that you gain from this lesson could aid you in developing the enhanced listening comprehension skills necessary to understand what individuals do during the week as described using Spanish -er and -ir verbs.