Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

6.2 Actividad

Actividad 6.2

You decide to visit the sports centre to see the facilities for yourself. In the reception area, you overhear some conversations.

1 Listen to the audio clip and pick the areas metioned from the options below.

Escuche y escoja la opcion correcta.

(a) el gimnasio
la piscina
la recepción
(b) la oficina
los vestuarios
el gimnasio
(c) la sauna
la sala de entrenamiento
los vestuarios
(d) la piscina
la recepción
la sauna
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Raquel:
Pista 45
William
Listen to the following exahanges between a receptionist and different people in a sports centre.
Raquel:
Escuchelos siguientes dialogos en un centro deportivo
Raquel:
a)
Juan Carlos:
La Srta. Marta por favor, preséntese a recepción. Srta. Marta la llaman a recepción...<on the loudspeaker>
Juan Carlos:
Oye Juani, sabes dónde está Marta?
Marliluz:
No, no sé. No está en la piscina?
Juan Carlos:
Srta. Marta, ¡por favor! La llaman a recepción..

<a bit of gym background>

Raquel:
b)
Juan Carlos:
Juani, ¿sabes donde está la monitora?
Marliluz:
Pues no. ¿No está en el gimnasio?
Juan Carlos:
Ah, sí, claro. Gracias.

<gym background>

Raquel:
c)
Juan Carlos:
Juani, Juani, sabes dónde están Mercedes y Teresa?
Raquel:
Están en los vestuarios.
Juan Carlos:
Gracias, Juani.

<a bit of gym background>

Raquel:
d)
Marliluz:
Oye, sabes donde está la recepción?
Juan Carlos:
Sí, sí, claro. ¡AQUIII!!!
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USE OF SABER
In order to express the idea ‘to know (a fact/idea/concept) ’, Spanish uses the verbsaber.
•Yo dónde está Marta.
•Yo no dónde está Marta.
¿ Sabes mi nombre?
(Notice that this is different from the verb conocer which means ‘to know (a person)’ in the sense of ‘to be acquainted with’ .)
SABER
(yo) (nosotros, -as) sabemos
(tú) sabes (vosotros, -as) sabéis
(él/ella/usted) sabe (ellos/ellas/ustedes) saben

2 Listen to the track again and say whether Juana, one of the receptionists, knows where the different people are. Note the correct option from the table below.

Escoja la opcion correcta.

Yes, she knows No, she doesn't know (but guesses)
Marta
La monitora
Mercedes y Teresa

Answer

  • 1 (a) la piscina, la recepción; (b) el gimnasio; (c) los vestuarios; (d) la recepción.

  • 2

Yes, she knows No, she doesn't know (but guesses)
Marta
La monitora
Mercedes y Teresa
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