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Talking About Pastimes in Spanish - Chapter Summary
This brief chapter covers the basics of talking about pastimes in Spanish. Engaging lessons make it simple to understand Spanish vocabulary related to fun pastimes and sports. This chapter also examines Spanish verb conjugations and lets you practice listening and reading about pastimes in Spanish. All lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock via any computer or mobile device to ensure teachers with busy schedules can study with ease. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam can check your understanding of the concepts covered in the lessons. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand Spanish vocabulary for fun pastimes
- Complete present tense conjugations for the Spanish verb IR
- Use 'IR + a + infinitive' to discuss the near future
- Memorize and define Spanish sports vocabulary
- Read and understand discussions about pastimes in Spanish
- Listen to and understand discussions about pastimes in Spanish
1. Spanish Vocabulary for Fun Pastimes
Hobbies, pastimes, fun things to do… Learn how to talk about your favorite ways to pass the time in this vocabulary lesson. Learn Spanish words for 'beach,' 'movies,' 'surfing the net,' and more.
2. Spanish Verb IR: Present Tense Conjugations
Go! How often do we use the word 'go' in English? A lot! Spanish is the same way. Learn how to talk about where you're going in this lesson on the Spanish verb 'ir'.
3. Using ''Ir + a + Infinitive'' to Talk About the Near Future
The future is now. Add a new Spanish verb tense to your language repertoire with the 'near future' tense. Learn how to talk about what you're 'going to do' in this lesson.
4. Spanish Sports Vocabulary
Take me out to the ball game! Learn how to talk about some of your favorite sports in this vocabulary lesson that includes the words for baseball, basketball, boxing and more.
5. Spanish Practice Activity: Reading About Pastimes
Listening, writing, speaking, and... reading! Test your Spanish reading skills in this practice activity on pastimes. Read about what people do in their free time and see how much you understand.
6. Spanish Practice Activity: Listening about Pastimes
Listen to people talking about their plans for the weekend using the near future with pastime and sports vocabulary. Test your Spanish ear in this lesson.
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- Weather and Seasons in Spanish
- Days & Dates in Spanish
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- Spanish Numbers
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- AR Verbs in Spanish: Present Tense Conjugation and Vocabulary List
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- Describing a House in Spanish
- Chores in Spanish
- Shopping in Spanish
- Discussing the Past in Spanish
- Talking About Vacations in Spanish
- Discussing Community in Spanish
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- Technology in Spanish
- As a Child in Spanish
- Spanish Fables
- Discussing Emergencies & Natural Disasters in Spanish
- Health and Safety Terms in Spanish
- At Work: Job Terms in Spanish
- 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
- If I were... Professions in Spanish
- Social Life in Spanish