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If I were… Professions in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Use the video lessons and transcripts included in this chapter to learn new vocabulary terms, such as dentista, juez and contable, and develop your Spanish language skills. Our experienced instructors can also introduce you to a new verb form and provide you with practice activities to improve your listening abilities. Short multiple-choice quizzes are also available to help you master these concepts. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify vocabulary terms for various occupations
- Conjugate imperfect subjunctive verbs
- Use conditional and imperfect subjunctive verb pairings
|Spanish Vocabulary: the Names of Professions||Learn vocabulary terms for professions including contable, banquero/a, panadero/a, conductor(a), quimico/a, dentista, interprete, empleado de la mudanza and juez.|
|Conjugations and Alternate Conjugations of the Imperfect Subjunctive in Spanish||Study the various conjugations of this verb form.|
|Using the Imperfect Subjunctive in Spanish||Find out when to use the imperfect subjunctive.|
|Forming the Conditional Tense in Spanish||Explore examples of the conditional tense and learn its uses.|
|Using the Imperfect Subjunctive with the Conditional in Spanish||Examine how imperfect subjunctive verb forms are paired with the conditional.|
|Spanish Practice Activity: Conversations About Jobs||Listen to speakers describe how their lives would be different if they had other jobs. Match up sentence clauses that use the conditional and imperfect subjunctive.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Forming the Conditional Tense in Spanish
This lesson covers how to conjugate verbs in the conditional tense in Spanish for both the regular and irregular verb forms and explains its two most common uses.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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- Spanish Tenses
- Spanish Verb Conjugation
- Spanish Vocabulary Words
- Spanish Past Tense Conjugation
- Subjunctive Conjugation in Spanish
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- Spanish Perfect Tense
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- Describing Future Plans in Spanish
- Giving Advice in Spanish
- Politics/Government Terms in Spanish
- Discussing International Politics in Spanish
- Reading Terms in Spanish
- Advertising in Spanish
- Social Life in Spanish
- Health and Safety Terms in Spanish
- Describing a House in Spanish
- Chores in Spanish
- Spanish Interrogatives
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- Spanish Special Occasion Vocabulary