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Discussing Emergencies & Natural Disasters in Spanish - Chapter Summary
Explore entertaining lessons developed by teachers for teachers to refresh your knowledge of ways to discuss emergencies and natural disasters in Spanish. This chapter examines terms used in Spanish for natural disasters, expressions that use the word 'tener' and the concept of 'how' in Spanish. Lessons also ensure you understand how to conjugate irregular verbs in preterite form. At any time during your review of this chapter, feel free to check your understanding by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. Any questions you have about specific lesson topics can be submitted to our experts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- List and define Spanish terms for emergencies and natural disasters
- Identify and describe Spanish expressions that use 'tener'
- Discuss the concept of adding 'quo' to adjectives and nouns
- Use 'se' in Spanish
- Conjugate irregular verbs in the preterite form
- Read, listen to and understand news stories in Spanish
1. Spanish Terms for Natural Disasters & Emergencies
Natural disasters and emergencies around the world frequently make headlines, so it's good to know how to talk about them in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn words like earthquake, flood, fire, explosion and evacuate.
2. Spanish Expressions That Use Tener
If you are hungry or thirsty, tired or hot, frightened or in a hurry, it's often important to let others know about it. In this lesson, you will be learning how to express these states and conditions in Spanish.
3. The Concept of How in Spanish: Adding 'Que' to Adjectives & Nouns
How wonderful! What a surprise! Exclamations like these are important for expressing how you feel about things, people, and events around you. In this lesson, you will learn a number of exclamations in Spanish that begin with ¡Qué …!
4. Using 'Se' in Spanish
The pronoun 'se' has a number of uses in Spanish. You have already used 'se' with reflexive verbs. In this lesson, you will be introduced to two more uses of 'se': impersonal constructions and accidental occurrences.
5. Preterite Conjugations in Spanish: Terms With Irregular Patterns
As you know, there are many irregular verbs in the preterite tense. In this lesson, you'll be learning about spelling changes that occur in the preterite form of verbs with stems ending in a vowel, like oir, leer, creer, and destruir.
6. Spanish Practice Activity: Reading & Listening to News Stories
It's always important to know what's happening around the world. In this lesson, you will be reading two news articles about emergencies and natural disasters in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as answering some questions about the readings.
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