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Blog Post #4
Conversation Question: What is the daily life a person living in your country like?


•  What will be your topic of conversation be?

I will try to find out what a typical day in the life of a person living in their country is like. I will inquire about what time people usually go to work, eat lunch and dinner. I also want to know what people do on their weekends.

•  What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

1. What time you wake up and you go to bed?

2. What time do you eat lunch?

3. When do you have work?

4. Do you go to church on Sundays?

5. What do you do for fun on the weekends?

6. How are the current economic problems affecting people you know?

•  What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

I am looking forward to having a long, sustained conversation because I have so many questions to get answered. I am also looking to share things about the United States, especially Philadelphia, with the person I talk to.

•  What are you nervous about?

I have gotten so used to sharedtalk that I am not nervous about anything. I am only feeling excited to get the conversation started because I have an interesting conversation question that I can't wait to get answered.
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Blog Post 4

I spoke to the same person I talked to last time. I learned a few new ways to say goodbye in Spanish. I wanted to learn how to say goodbye in new ways just to expand my own vocabulary. This conversation was definitely much better than other ones.  I think I made my point pretty clear. I wish that I had asked him more about if there is a type of social divide due to the way one sys goodbye. 
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Interrupting/Butting into a Conversation Politely

​So for our second to last week of blogs I deiced that I wanted to talk about how to Interrupt/butt into a conversation politely.  Obviously I know how to do this in english for the most part, with most conversations you just say something like excuse me and wait patiently for your turn to budge in.  I just wanted to make sure that it was the same way in spanish and also to find out if there are any other ways that we don't use in english.

As I have said in my other posts I interviewed my old Spanish teacher, Maestra Sandra again. 

I don't know as though I learned as much from this interview as I had in some of my past ones as I is very similar to how we do it in english, the most important way to make it sound polite is to make sure that you have an appropriate tone, for example you don't use the same tone with your friends as you would with your boss and so on.

You can find a link to how to do this here
Interview #4
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Goldie Robins- #4

This week was about responding right away. With out being able to have to think or re-read the spanish and just comprehending it. Since it was this my partner, Isa and I just had a conversation. I happen to be seeing her this weekend so we kind of talked about that. (All in spanish, of course!) I thought it was going to be hard, but I learned that I do know more spanish than i thought and that I actually can have a back and forth conversation with out taking forever to reply. It was really excting to know that I could do that because I came in with low expectations because of my thoughts and came out of this conversation with high expectations. My partner Isa was proud we were having a back and forth conversation with out me taking FOREVER to reply and her just sitting there. It was good to know that I can have a normal conversation in spanish! :)

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Blog #4 Moving On From Food

​Kleber and I's communication has been lagging a bit due to busy lives and he tends to not answer my questions all the time so we talk about whatever he responds to my emails with. Since it has been a short while since I emailed him from tonight, I've decided to kind of change the direction of our conversation. So after a few weeks of getting to know Kleber a bit, I finally asked him (for the second time) where he's from. He replied by saying Ecuador, so at that moment I decided that I wanted to ask him what is the culture of Ecuador and what is the life of a teen in Ecuador like. Sure my conversation topic could be googled but information is always better when it comes from a person who experiences that particular topic on a daily. I have yet to wait for his response but I'm actually fairly interested as to what he says. Maybe the teenager life is very active with outdoor activities and having fun. Or maybe they don't have much fun because they have to spend their free time assisting their families. Who knows, I can't wait to hear what life inEcuador is like and if it can relate to my life or not.
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Español 3 Q4BM Semana #4

Meaningful Questions and points:

  1. What is your native language? 
  2. Was it difficult learning a new language? 
  3. What are some things you remember from your experience of learning a new language? 
  4. Have you kept your native language, and or passed it down to other generations? 
  5. What were some benefits or downfalls  in your life growing up in a bilingual home? 
  6. What were some difficulties in attending school or work when english was not the primary language spoken at home? 
  7. How has learning two languages helped your life?

    Este audio es de los preguntas ariba. Yo hablo con una de los estudiantes de SLA, quien sabia español. Este audio es de Sarabel
Spanish w_ Sarabel
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Blog Post 3

Blog Post 3

I was having a conversation with my mother (Anita Rios) and she answer most of my questions that i had. For an example why doesn't every spanish speaking country speaks spanish so we could all understand each other and we wouldn't have any confusion on words that are being said and the agents to get us confused. She told me that it was just the way that they were raised and the style that they grew up with and it just stayed with them. Also, that if she were to have a conversation with someone in Espana they most likely would ask her what is she saying because they both have their own style of spanish speaking and their own words that have different meanings that puerto ricans words mean. 


Me- Why won't people understand your style of spanish if they are from a different spanish speaking country 

Her- Por ella hablan un español diferente de nosotros y ay mucha palabras que son diferente y para ello son defcil para entender 

Me- Do you have a hard time understanding someone from a different country? 

Her- A veces si porque ella hablan different y el accent es dora para entender 

Me- Do they ever ask you "what did you just say" 

Her- Si pero no es nada malo.

Me- Do it get you mad? 

Her- No? no es na malo solo lo deci que esta tratando a decir y ya. 

Me- Do you ever try to change your spanish for them? 

Her- Mas nunca, no es necesario porque son solo dos o tres palabras que son diferente

me- Which spanish do you think is the best? 

Her- Para mi, el español de los borucas porque el acente es lindo no es como otro estilos de español que son feo 

Me- k

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Blog Post 4

1. How to give signs or phrases that can indicate that we should wrap up the conversation?

2. What is a polite way to say be quiet?

3. If you think the conversation is dull, or you want to add your input, how to politely speak without it sounding like a complete cut-off.

3. I don't want this to be a screenshot, but an audio file so I will be able to actually practice.

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