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Old 30th October 2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Notes in Spanish Advanced 52 - La Pantalla

Listen here and pick up the worksheet here.

Y ahora a la tertulia:

¿Somos esclavos de la pantalla?

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Old 2nd November 2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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Listen here and pick up the worksheet here.

Y ahora a la tertulia:

¿Somos esclavos de la pantalla?
Sí, teneís razón, ¡pasamos muchísimo tiempo delante de la(s) pantalla(s)! Es casi como una addicción, jejeje. Aunque leer libros me gusta mucho, leo menos como antes y paso mucho tiempo en los foros, escuchando los podcasts, los programas de BBC Mundo o buscando cosas en Google. Conozco a mucha gente que hacen lo mismo. En mi opinión, es una lástima que los jóvenes ya no leen libros, pero las librerías todavía están llenas de gente buscando algo para leer.

Estoy de acuerdo con vovotros. A veces es mejor apagar el ordenador y la tele y sentarse en la sofa para leer un buen libro o salir de la casa para hacer deportes o para ir al campo!
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Aunque leer libros me gusta mucho, leo menos como QUE antes y paso mucho tiempo en los foros, escuchando los podcasts, los programas de BBC Mundo o buscando cosas en Google. Conozco a mucha gente que hacen HACE lo mismo. En mi opinión, es una lástima que los jóvenes ya no leen LEAN libros, pero las librerías todavía están llenas de gente buscando algo para leer.
Edith, your Spanish seems very good, better than mine, but like you I'm keen to improve, so some suggested corrections above. Perhaps the experts can tell us whether they are right or wrong. I hate picking faults, but I'm sure you're like me, and want to eliminate as many errors as possible. You can have a go at mine when I write in Spanish, I'm sure there will plenty of mistakes to choose from! I expect you'll be word perfect after a month in a langauge school.
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Edith, your Spanish seems very good, better than mine, but like you I'm keen to improve, so some suggested corrections above. Perhaps the experts can tell us whether they are right or wrong. I hate picking faults, but I'm sure you're like me, and want to eliminate as many errors as possible. You can have a go at mine when I write in Spanish, I'm sure there will plenty of mistakes to choose from! I expect you'll be word perfect after a month in a langauge school.
I'm always a bit disorganized and chaotic right before a trip, this may account for at least some of the mistakes I made. I know it would be a better idea to turn the computer off right now and concentrate on my packing.
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Creo que sí, especialmente en Inglaterra porque hay muchas programas de interés que podéis ver. Pero, al otro lado, creo que hay muchas programas tonterías por ejemplo, 'Big Brother' y las programas de Jade Goody. (lo siento si alguien aquí piensan diferente pero eso sólo es mi opinión ) Pero estas programas tonterías aparecen adictivos, la gente no puede dejar viendo los. En mi opinión es algo increíble. A mí, no me gusta nada las programas como Big Brother etc porque no veo la razón para los. ¿Por qué alguien quiere sentarse en su casa para ver otras se sientan en suyos?

Espero que mi español no sea tan malo
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Creo que sí, especialmente en Inglaterra porque hay muchas programas de interés que podéis ver. Pero, al otro lado, creo que hay muchas programas tonterías por ejemplo, 'Big Brother' y las programas de Jade Goody. (lo siento si alguien aquí piensan diferente pero eso sólo es mi opinión ) Pero estas programas tonterías aparecen adictivos, la gente no puede dejar viendo los. En mi opinión es algo increíble. A mí, no me gusta nada las programas como Big Brother etc porque no veo la razón para los. ¿Por qué alguien quiere sentarse en su casa para ver otras se sientan en suyos?

Espero que mi español no sea tan malo
No, your Spanish is fine! ;-) Couple of little errors I can see, it's los programas, not las. I think most, if not all words ending in ma take the the male gender. Poema,lema, tema, dilema etc.
Also, "A mí, no me gusta nada las programas como Big Brother etc porque no veo la razón para los" sounds suspect. Think it should be "no veo la razón para ellos" or "No veo ninguna razón para programas así"
I think I must agree with you, as I've never seen Big Brother (Gran Hermano in Spain), never seen a soap, and have absolutely no idea who Jade Goody is! I watch very little television, I find most of it pretty abysmal. But my wife watches enough for two of us!
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No, your Spanish is fine! ;-) Couple of little errors I can see, it's los programas, not las. I think most, if not all words ending in ma take the the male gender. Poema,lema, tema, dilema etc.
Also, "A mí, no me gusta nada las programas como Big Brother etc porque no veo la razón para los" sounds suspect. Think it should be "no veo la razón para ellos" or "No veo ninguna razón para programas así"
I think I must agree with you, as I've never seen Big Brother (Gran Hermano in Spain), never seen a soap, and have absolutely no idea who Jade Goody is! I watch very little television, I find most of it pretty abysmal. But my wife watches enough for two of us!
Thank you for the corrections

For some reason I have a mental block with genders and little things like that but its those things that loose me major marks in my exams so I'm trying to really work on it at the moment.

Jade Goody is a, erm, "celebrity" who was in the Big Brother House and she's had loads of programs made about her. Its all very repetitive and very boring (you're not missing much by not watching)
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T..... For some reason I have a mental block with genders and little things like that but its those things that loose me major marks in my exams so I'm trying to really work on it at the moment.....
Do you use the mnemonics
L O N E R S - endings of many masculine nouns
D Íon Z A - endings of many feminine nouns
All you then have to remember is the exceptions!!
El día for example. -MA as above all masc.
If you can learn the article with the noun it helps. Or sometimes a phrase - todos los días -is easier.
Finally there is no substitute for repetiton - write everything down five or six times to make it "stick"

Buena suerte con las pruebas
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Finally there is no substitute for repetiton - write everything down five or six times to make it "stick"
I remember someone saying if you repeat a word of phrase six times, you'll remember it! Am I the only one that doesn't work for? More like sixty six for me.
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I think it is about using it naturally 6 times... but yes, life is not always that simple!
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Old 3rd November 2006, 07:56 PM   #11
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Thanks to all for the help

Greytop - those are actually really good thanks. I've never used mnemonics in Spanish (I used them in ICT before). Never thought of applying them to Spanish... ¡qué guay!

And Omeyas, it doesn't work for me either because then I'll try and do another one but forget the first When I'm learning new vocab I try and think of them in sentences - like the ways that I might use them in real life.
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I know it would be a better idea to turn the computer off right now and concentrate on my packing.
I can't believe I am here in the forum instead of packing too. Is this addiction? Tomorrow I take off for Chile to meet our new granddaughter - a 27 hour trip from Stuttgart to Puerto Montt.

After 5 days walking the "Camino de Santiago" in Alsace this past week (not quite the same as in Spain, but beautiful countryside), the first thing I did when returning home was to turn on the computer to download the new podcasts. I am definitely addicted.
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I can't believe I am here in the forum instead of packing too. Is this addiction?
most probably yes - but it would seem you are not alone

The real problem is when you get back from a trip and you have a week of forum postings to catch up with
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most probably yes - but it would seem you are not alone

The real problem is when you get back from a trip and you have a week of forum postings to catch up with
Well, when I think about it, there is a computer with internet at my son's house in Chile in the guest room/study.

Seriously though, not having grown up with a computer or a television, I do wonder what effect it has on small children. My grandson can navigate with the mouse very well at two years old. My true feeling is he should be out racing about the playground most of the time. Perhaps a good balance of both ("pantalla" and playground) is best!
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Have a great trip to Chile Diana!!!

It would be great to hear about your Chilean trip.
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I can't believe I am here in the forum instead of packing too. Is this addiction? Tomorrow I take off for Chile to meet our new granddaughter - a 27 hour trip from Stuttgart to Puerto Montt.

After 5 days walking the "Camino de Santiago" in Alsace this past week (not quite the same as in Spain, but beautiful countryside), the first thing I did when returning home was to turn on the computer to download the new podcasts. I am definitely addicted.

Wow Diana, so you are going to Chile? That sounds exciting! I excited too because my Spanish classes will start tomorrow. I already missing my own laptop - yes this DOES seem to me addictive - but definitely not the bleak November weather back home! I didn bring my Ipod so I will have lots of podcasts to listen top when I get back home, and hopefully my listening skills will have improved a little after spending four weeks on Tenerife.

A 27- hour trip... well, good luck to you! Lack of sleep always affects me in a bad way, it has the same kind of effect some people experience when they drink too much alcohol.

Hasta luego desde Tenerife (BTW, can you tell me why Germans always say Teneriffa)?

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Hola desde Chile!

Thanks for the good wishes, Marina and Edith. The trip went fairly well - except for missing my connecting flight in Santiago to Puerto Montt which turned out to be okay since there was another flight an hour later. Being able to sleep on the flight from Paris to Santiago and also only having a time difference of 4 hours made things quite easy - no jet lag.

Why Germans say "Teneriffa" - I do not really know. Seems a bit crazy since "Tenerife" is certainly not hard to pronounce!!!

Here in Puerto Varas near Puerto Montt we are enjoying lovely weather, with fantastic views of the lake and the snow-topped volcanoes. I mention the weather since it rains here an awful lot, but I have been very lucky.

It is great for me that the family here lives in such a lovely area since I do not have time to travel. The grandchildren are my priority and I am having a wonderful time with them.

When I return home, I will share some pictures of this area!!!
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I'll be very happy to see some of those pictures.

Enjoy your family's company!!!

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Marina,

Escribimos 'autumn' con una 'n'. Una falta del dedo, nada más estoy seguro.

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Una falta del dedo, nada más estoy seguro.

Saludos

John[/quote]


Si, ¡un gazapo! O dedazo.
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