ACTIVITY: BY YOURSELF
Activate [SUBTITLES] in English
WITH A FRIEND
Gregorio wants to ask Isabela on a date but she's dodging him excuses. Act out the dialogue below with a conversation partner to see what happens.
Gregorio: Hola, Isabela. ¿Qué haces este fin de semana?
Greg: Hi, Isabela. What are you doing this weekend?
Isabela: Hola, Gregorio. No hago nada. ¿Por qué?
Isabela: Hi, Greg. I'm not doing anything. Why?
Gregorio: ¿Te gustaría ir al cine conmigo el sábado?
Greg: Would you like to go to the movies with me on Saturday?
Isabela: Acabo de recordar que tengo que lavarme el pelo esa noche.
Isabela: I just remembered that I have to wash my hair that night.
Gregorio: Está bien. ¿Entonces quieres comer sushi conmigo en la tarde?
Greg: It's okay. Then do you want to get some sushi with me in the afternoon?
Isabela: Tengo alergia al sushi.
Isabela: I'm allergic to sushi.
Gregorio: ¿Entonces el domingo quieres estudiar juntos?
Greg: Then on Sunday do you want to study together?
Isabela: Eh, duermo toda la mañana y la tarde los domingos.
Isabela: Um, I sleep in all morning and afternoon on Sundays.
Gregorio: Entonces... ¿tal vez la próxima semana?
Greg: So... maybe next week?
Isabela: Eh, creo que voy a estar ocupada el lunes, el martes, el miércoles, el jueves, y el viernes. ¡Disculpa!
Isabela: Um, I think I'm busy on Monday, on Tuesday, on Wednesday, on Thursday, and on Friday. Sorry!
Gregorio: ¿Y qué haces ahora?
Greg: And what are you doing now?
Isabela: Me voy a ver a mi novio. Chao.
Isabela: I'm going to go see my boyfriend. Bye.
Answer the following questions in Spanish.
1. What does Gregorio want to do in the conversation?
2. What events or things does Gregorio invite Isabela to?
3. What excuses does Isabela use to shoot down Gregorio's proposals?
4. Would you have accepted Gregorio's offers?
5. Do you think Isabela really has a boyfriend? Why or why not?
You're the receptionist in a company and your boss is very forgetful. You always have to remind him about his important meetings. Act out the dialogue below with a conversation partner to see what the boss has forgotten now.
Recepcionista: Tells the boss that he has an important meeting (cita) today
Jefe: Asks what day it is
Recepcionista: Says what day it is (speaker can choose)
Jefe: Asks when the meeting is (what part of the day)
Jefe: Says the receptionist is mistaken; the meeting is on a different day (speaker chooses a day)
Recepcionista: Says the boss is thinking about a different meeting
Jefe: Says he doesn't like meetings any way and prefers to play golf in the afternoon
Recepcionista: Says he should play golf on the weekend, not during the week during meetings
1. Say if you do the following activities, on what days you do them, and what part of the day.
3. Describe your weekly schedule.