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Discussing Work & Employment in Spanish - Chapter Summary
Our helpful lessons cover the Spanish vocabulary and grammar you need to know to discuss employment and work. You'll go over the present perfect tense and learn how to form the past participle. Enjoyable activities let you practice skills related to talking about work in Spanish.
You can watch an entire video lesson or use the video tabs feature to skip ahead to just the section you'd like to watch. Test your understanding before or after reviewing the lessons with the multiple-choice quizzes and chapter test. All the important vocabulary and keywords you need to know are covered on the printable lesson transcripts as well. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Understand job-specific vocabulary terms and names of professions in Spanish
- Use the past participle and present perfect tense
- Practice your Spanish with reading, speaking and listening activities
- Conjugate the imperfect subjunctive in Spanish using multiple conjugations
- Use both the imperfect subjunctive and the imperfect subjunctive with the conditional
- Utilize the correct conjugation of the present perfect subjunctive in Spanish and understand its relationship to dependent clauses
1. Spanish Vocabulary: Job-Specific Terms
Imagine that you are trying to find a job in a Spanish-speaking country. What words or phrases would you need to know? Résumé? Part-time or full-time? Salary? In this lesson, you will be learning vocabulary related to jobs and job hunting.
2. Spanish Grammar: The Past Participle
Past participles are rather like the letter q: they are hardly ever used by themselves. In this lesson, you'll learn what past participles are, how to form them, and when to use them.
3. Spanish Grammar: The Present Perfect Tense
Have you ever studied the present perfect tense before? If you have, you probably noticed that it was being used in that question! In this lesson, you will be learning how to form and use the present perfect in Spanish.
4. Practice Activity: Read Classified Ads in Spanish
If you're trying to find a job, where do you usually start? By looking through job postings, right? In this lesson, you will get some practice reading classified ads in Spanish.
5. Practice Activity: Listen to Work Descriptions in Spanish
'How was your day?' Whenever you ask someone this question on a weekday, they will probably tell you about their day at work. In this lesson, you will be talking to two Spanish-speaking friends of yours about their jobs.
6. Spanish Vocabulary: The Names of Professions
This lesson uses the fictitious Marcos family to study the vocabulary for various professions, from farmer to baker, banker to accountant. Some words differ based on gender, and there are some grammatical tricks to keep in mind.
7. Conjugations and Alternate Conjugations of the Imperfect Subjunctive in Spanish
This lesson introduces students to the imperfect, or past, subjunctive. Applying the concept to many useful verbs, we will study how to conjugate it in both the more common and less common forms.
8. Using the Imperfect Subjunctive in Spanish
This lesson presents the use of a very important verb form, the imperfect or past subjunctive. While it's very similar, in many ways, to the present subjunctive, the imperfect form also has some interesting, unique uses.
9. Using the Imperfect Subjunctive with the Conditional in Spanish
This lesson presents a unique combination of tenses, the imperfect subjunctive with the conditional, in order to form hypothetical 'if clauses.' It also reviews a common form of 'if clause' that employs the present tense.
10. Using & Conjugating the Present Perfect Subjunctive in Spanish
In this lesson, we will learn how to conjugate and use the present perfect subjunctive in Spanish. We'll look at the difference between the present subjunctive and the present perfect subjunctive and practice some vocabulary about advertising.
11. Dependent Clauses & the Present Perfect Subjunctive in Spanish
The present perfect subjunctive in Spanish could not be formed if we did not use a dependent clause first. This lesson gives us a list of those dependent clauses we absolutely need while we also get to talk to a Spanish teacher.
12. Spanish Practice Activity: Conversations About Jobs
You'll get a chance to speak in this lesson, as we apply the 'if clauses' and vocabulary of different professions to observe and practice conversations. Grammar includes the imperfect subjunctive, conditional, and present and future tenses.
13. Spanish Listening Activity: Boardroom Conversations
In this lesson we will listen to a set of conversations between board members at an advertising agency discussing recent campaigns, practicing vocabulary about advertising and tenses like the Present Perfect Subjunctive.
14. Required Assignments Reminder
Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.
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