Self & Relationships

Speaking Card (The Family): This is a photo card with four questions on the theme of the family. Students have four minutes to prepare their answers and are provided with the expressions they need to effectively describe pictures and answer questions on this topic. This is ideal for use as a topic review and for exam preparation.

Speaking Card (Friends): This is a photo card with four questions on the theme of friendship. Students have four minutes to prepare their answers, and are provided with the expressions they need to effectively describe pictures and answer questions on this topic. This is ideal for use as a topic review and for exam preparation.

Talking about my friends: in this worksheet, students read an email from a young guy (Julián) who writes about his best friends. The activities that follow check comprehension and students are encouraged to extract useful expressions and vocabulary from the text. The resource ends with a writing task in which students adapt the model and apply what they have learned in order to write an informal email about their own close friendships.

Talking about marriage: in this worksheet, students read the opinions of two college students on marriage and divorce, based on their own family experiences. The worksheet includes vocabulary from the theme of marriage and partnership and T/F questions to check understanding. The final activity encourages students to extract key natural-sounding phrases from authentic texts.

Social Expressions: in this speaking lesson, students learn expressions to sound like a native Spanish speaker and practise using them by writing and practising short dialogues.