Ch 23: Discussing Emergencies & Natural Disasters in Spanish

About This Chapter

Ensure you understand discussions about emergencies and natural disasters in Spanish by reviewing bite-sized lessons and taking multiple-choice quizzes. This engaging chapter can enhance your professional development as a teacher and improve your ability to communicate with students.

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Discussing Emergencies & Natural Disasters in Spanish
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Spanish Terms for Natural Disasters & Emergencies

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.

Spanish Expressions That Use Tener

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.

The Concept of How in Spanish: Adding 'Que' to Adjectives & Nouns

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 …!

Using 'Se' in Spanish

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.

Preterite Conjugations in Spanish: Terms With Irregular Patterns

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.

Spanish Practice Activity: Reading & Listening to News Stories

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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