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Ch 22: Politics/Government Terms in Spanish

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Watch online Spanish video lessons to learn about the present subjunctive, political vocabulary terms, impersonal expressions and more. Make use of the accompanying quizzes to track your progress in learning Spanish.

Politics/Government Terms in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Whether you need help tackling the subjunctive mood or just want to familiarize yourself with some of the vocabulary terms that come up in political discussions, this chapter's got you covered. Instructors can introduce you to present subjunctive conjugations of regular verbs and show you how to use some common impersonal expressions. Practice activities are also included to give you extra practice working with the verb forms, phrases and vocabulary terms covered in this chapter. Use the lessons to learn how to:

  • Understand vocabulary for politics and government
  • Conjugate verbs in the present subjunctive
  • Use impersonal expressions

Video Objectives
Spanish Vocabulary Terms: Politics & Government Learn some basic vocabulary you can use to discuss politics and government, such as ley, presidente, ciudadano, constitución, gobierno, político, discurso, unidad, bienestar, votar, poder, gobernar and reducir los impuestos.
Subjunctive Mood in Spanish Get an introduction to the concept of the subjunctive mood in particular and moods in general.
The Present Subjunctive's Regular Formation in Spanish Examine conjugations of regular verbs in the present subjunctive. Compare these conjugations to verbs in the command form.
The Subjunctive & Impersonal Expressions in Spanish Learn how the subjunctive works with impersonal expressions, including es bueno, es necesario, es obvio and no es cierto. You can also explore some impersonal expressions that do not require the subjunctive.
Spanish Practice Activity: Conversations with Political Candidates Read and listen to conversations between people who use impersonal expressions to describe what they want or need in a politician.
Spanish Practice Activity: Listening to a Political Debate Listen to a debate between political candidates as they lay out what they feel is necessary or desirable in a leader.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Politics/Government Terms in Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Spanish Vocabulary Terms: Politics & Government

1. Spanish Vocabulary Terms: Politics & Government

In this lesson, we will learn some useful vocabulary to talk about politics and the government in Spanish. We will discuss topics like law, voting, power, and taxes.

Subjunctive Mood in Spanish

2. Subjunctive Mood in Spanish

In this lesson, we will take a brief look at what moods are and then focus on understanding the subjunctive mood and when to use it. This is an introduction to the concept to prepare you for future lessons that will dive deeper.

The Present Subjunctive's Regular Formation in Spanish

3. The Present Subjunctive's Regular Formation in Spanish

In this lesson, we will learn how to conjugate the present subjunctive in Spanish, and we will study the main requirements that specifically tell us this tense needs to be used.

The Subjunctive & Impersonal Expressions in Spanish

4. The Subjunctive & Impersonal Expressions in Spanish

In this lesson, we will discuss impersonal expressions that are triggers for the subjunctive in Spanish. We will also look at how to use these in a sentence and at impersonal expressions that don't trigger the subjunctive.

Spanish Practice Activity: Conversations with Political Candidates

5. Spanish Practice Activity: Conversations with Political Candidates

In this lesson, we will review impersonal expressions and the present subjunctive with regular verbs. We will put these concepts into practice by listening and reading conversations relating to politics. You can then test your skills with a quiz.

Spanish Practice Activity: Listening to a Political Debate

6. Spanish Practice Activity: Listening to a Political Debate

In this lesson, you will listen to a political debate to practice your listening skills, impersonal expressions, present subjunctive and vocabulary related to politics and the government.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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