Topic 1: Basic Guidelines – Food and clothing

Basic Guidelines – Food and clothing

For this specific dimension, volunteer tutors should consider the following contents to be taught, structured in components:

Functions:

  • Ask and inform about the availability and location of products
  • Order a product in the desired quantity
  • Ask for the price of a product and the amount to purchase

Grammar:

  • Third-person singular in simple present tense of the verb “to cost / costar
  • Simple present tense of the verb “to prefer / preferir”, “to put / poner”, “to give / dar”, “to want / querer
  • Use of object pronouns
  • Gender and number of nouns and adjectives related to purchases
  • Use of demonstrative pronouns

Lexicon:

  • Basic questions related to purchases
  • Food, store names and clothing vocabulary
  • Vocabulary referring to quantities, weights and measures, prices and payments
  • Adverbs and adverbial locutions of quantity

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Basic Guidelines – House and home

For this specific dimension, volunteer tutors should consider the following contents to be taught, structured in components:

Functions:

  • Describe a flat and a room.
  • Request and give information about home facilities and characteristics and contractual conditions

Grammar:

  • Use of conditional to express courtesy
  • Use of the verbs “to be / ser / estar and “to have / haber / tener to describe a dwelling

Lexicon:

  • Furniture vocabulary, parts of the house and lease
  • Adjectives to describe a home
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Common expressions to talk on the phone

Basic Guidelines – Health and body care

For this specific dimension, Volunteer tutors should consider the following contents to be taught, structured in components:

Functions:

  • Talk about symptoms, ailments and moods.
  • Request an appointment at a health centre to see a family doctor
  • Ask and give information about diagnoses and treatments.
  • Talk about habits and obligations

Grammar:

  • Third-person singular and plural in the simple present tense of the verb “to hurt / doler
  • Uses of the verb “to be / estar + adjective to express health and mood states
  • Use of the present simple to talk about habits
  • Use of expressions “from / desde + date, “for / hace + time.
  • Use of “having to / tener que” + infinitive verb to express obligation.

Lexicon:

  • Adverbs of quantity
  • Vocabulary related to the human body, medicine, daily and physical activities
  • Adjectives related to physical and mood states
  • Temporary adverbial phrases