Text:  En Espanol Level 2
Etapa Preliminar – Unidad 3 etapa 3

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The following handouts are distributed at the start of the course:

Course Outline for Spanish 11
Permission Form for watching Frida

Review sheets:
Verb review (all verbs covered in Spanish 9 & 10/Beg. Sp. 11)
Useful vocab (greetings; question words)
Vocab used for describing people and things

Etapa Preliminar:

Students are given a paquete handout.  This booklet contains practice exercises which cover most of the concepts covered in this etapa.
Hint:  Keep all your booklets for review at the end of the year!

This etapa deals with the following material:

Vocab:  Greetings and introductions, likes and dislikes, describing people and places, asking for information, talking about school life (includes telling time), and talking about students’ activities and goals (includes expressions of frequency).  See page 25 for a complete list of vocabulary covered in this etapa.

Regular -ar, -er, -ir verbs
Verbs ending in -cer, -cir
Irregular verbs – ser, estar, tener, ir, venir, decir
Difference between ser & estar
Expressions with tener
Futuro proximo using ir a + infinitivo
Irregular "yo" verbs: caer, hacer, poner, salir, traer, conocer, dar, saber, ver
Stem-changing verbs: e-ie; o-ue

Agreement of adjectives
Difference between ser & estar


Etapa Preliminar Test Outline: miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009

1.  los verbos: -ar, -er, -ir, -cer, -cir (know meanings of verbs from the list)
                      ser, estar, ir, tener
                      de cambio radical: e-ie; o-ue; jugar (u-ue)
                       irregular "yo" verbs
2.  palabras interrogativas:  cuándo, qué, dónde, etc.
3.  vocabulario de la página 25 + la hora
4.  Escritura:  You are introduced to a new student at school.  Escribe el diálogo.  Incluye, por lo menos, cinco buenas preguntas y cinco buenas respuestas.


 Unidad 1 Etapa 1 – pasatiempos

This etapa deals with the following material:

Vocabulary related to past times  Click here for vocab PowerPoint
Vocabulary related to travelling by plane  Click here for vocab PowerPoint
Past tense (el preterito) of regular -ar, -gar, -zar, -car, -er/-ir verbs
Past tense of the irregular verbs ser, ir, hacer, dar, & ver.

Your test on Unidad 1 etapa 1 will include all material mentioned above.
In addition, you will be asked to write a paragraph using the past tense in which you say what you did last summer (el verano pasado). 


Unidad 1 Etapa 2 – el arte latino

This etapa deals with the following material:

Vocabulary related to food
Vocabulary related to art and art galleries
More verbs that are irregular in the pretérito (see page 63 in text):
1.  andar
2.  estar
3.  poder
4.  poner
5.  querer
6.  saber
7.  tener
8.  venir
Note:  these 8 verbs have  irregular stems.  They have the same irregular preterite endings as the verb "hacer" which you learned in U1e1.

The following verbs have irregular stems and the same irregular endings as the above verbs except in the 3rd person plural (ellos) form where the i is dropped.

9.  decir
10. traer
11. conducir
12. producir
13. traducir

For a powerpoint presentation that reviews the preterite click here.

For a powerpoint presentation that reviews la comida click here

By the end of this etapa, you should be able to write a nice paragraph about what you did last week or last weekend or last summer, using the preterite tense.


Unidad 1 etapa 2 Test Outline:
Friday, March 27, 2009

1) Vocab from page 73

2) El pretérito- regular & irregular
Emphasis will be on verbs listed above.  Be sure to know what the verbs mean!
Check out the powerpoint presentation above

3)  Write a paragraph on "Mi Viaje a Chicago"
Use Francisco’s trip to Chicago as a mode.  Opening sentence could be:
La semana pasada fui a Chicago.
Criteria will be the same or similar to the oral presentation.


Presentación oral:

Mi Viaje a Chicago

1.  ¿Cuándo fuiste a Chicago?

2.  ¿Con quién fuiste?

3.  ¿Cómo fue el vuelo?

4.  ¿Qué hiciste en Chicago?

Answer this question using the following verbs:


Unidad 1 etapa 3 – las noticias



Unidad 2 etapa 1 – de pequeño

Click here for a ppt presentation on el imperfecto

Outline for Unit 2 etapa 1 test:

Vocabulario from page 125
Reflexive verbs – be sure to know their meanings and conjugations
Possessive adjectives and pronouns eg. tu libro, el libro tuyo, el tuyo
El imperfecto – know how to form this tense; know when it is used
Paragraph writing:  ¿Qué hacías cuando eras niño/a?


 Unidad 2 Etapa 3

Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns

Click here for a ppt presentation on Direct Object Pronouns

Click here for a ppt presentation on Placement of Direct Object Pronouns