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Amarillo Homework Class 1

Lesson 1: The verb TENER (to have)

yo tengo (I have)
tú tienes (you have, familiar)
él tiene (he has)
ella tiene (she has)
usted tiene (you have, formal)
nosotros tenemos (we have)
ellos tienen (they have, masculine or mixed gender group)
ellas tienen (they have, feminine)
ustedes tienen (y'all have)

Assignment 1
Ten sentences (double spaced) using the verb TENER with various
subjects, including proper nouns (names) and inanimate objects.
Examples:
Roberto y Marta tienen dos gatos. (Roberto and Marta have two cats.)
El perro tiene pulgas. (The dog has fleas.)

Lesson 2: TENER QUE + infinitive (to have to do something)
The use of TENER in its the forms laid out in Lesson 1 with the addition
of the word QUE and any verb in its infinitive form (the base form that
you'll find in the dictionary: TENER is an example) expresses the notion
of "having to" do something... an obligation of some kind.

Examples:
Yo tengo que comer mejor. (I have to eat better.)
Para hablar bien el español, tú tienes que estudiar y practicar. (In order
to speak Spanish well, you have to study and practice.)

Assignment 2
Write 5 sentences (double spaced!) that are examples of lesson 2. What do
you have to do? What does your neighbor have to do?...

Assignment 3
This is a standing assignment and applies to every week.
Read a children's book in Spanish and bring it to class with things to say
about it.

Amarillo Homework Class 2

Lesson 1: Pluralization
A. To words that end in vowels, add "s"
Examples:
el taco, los tacos
la casa, las casas

B. To words that end in consonants, add "es"
examples:
el reloj, los relojes
el avión, los aviones

C. "Z" at the end of a word changes to "c"
Example:
el lápiz, los lápices

D. Days of the week
5 days have the same form when both singular and plural. Sábado (Saturday) and domingo (Sunday) each gain an S when plural.

   
      
   
   
      
      
   
   
      
      
   

Days of the week

     
SINGULAR PLURAL
el lunes
el martes
el miécoles
el jueves
el viernes
el sábado
el domingo
los lunes
los martes
los miécoles
los jueves
los viernes
los sábados
los domingos
LESSON 2: Accent marks There are two groups of words WITHOUT accent marks in Spanish. A.1. Words without accent marks that en in a vowel or the letters "n" or "s" are stressed on the second-to-last syllable. Examples: CA-sa som-BRE-ros e-XA-men A.2. If a word in this group is NOT stressed on a second-to-last syllable, an accent mark is used to indicate where the stress is. Examples: PLÁ-ta-no a-vi-ÓN A.3. Regarding the words in this group that end in "n" or "s:" because pluralizing these words adds a syllable to them, the relative position of the emphasized syllable, and therefore the need for an accent, may change. Examples: el examen, los exámenes la nación, las naciones B.1. In words without an accent that end in a consonant other than "n" or "s," the emphasis is in the final syllable. Examples: fe-li-ci-DAD re-LOJ B.2. If a word in this group has its emphasis elsewhere, an accent is used to indicate where that emphasis is. Examples: LÁ-piz ÁR-bol C. The five weekdays in Spanish (lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes) are the same in singular and plural. When saying "on Monday," for example, in Spanish one says, "el lunes" (not "en lunes"), as in "Tengo una cita con el doctor el lunes." (I have an appointment with the doctor on Monday.) An event regularly scheduled on the same day—"on Mondays"—uses "los lunes... "Estudio español los lunes." (I study Spanish on Mondays.) Assignment Keeping in mind the rules above... A. Make these words plural: 1. el capitán 2. la actriz 3. el cocinero 4. la cocinera 5. el ingeniero 6. el empleado 7. la voz 8. el patrón 9. la comida 10. la nación B. Make these words singular 1. los lápices 2. los franceses 3. los lunes 4. los ingleses 5. los jóvenes 6. los árboles 7. las mujeres 8. los martes 9. las veces 10. las voces

Amarillo Homework Class 3

Lesson 1: Possessive Adjectives

These express possession and correspond in their form to the number (singular/plural) and, in the case of "nosotros," to the gender of the thing being possessed.

mi, mis (my)
tu, tus (your, familiar)
su, sus (his; her; their; your--singular, formal;your, plural)
nuestro, nuestros, nuestra, nuestras (our)

Examples:
Mi perro es grande. (My dog is big.)
Mis zapatos también son grandes. (My shoes are also big.)
Nuestra casa tiene tres dormitorios. (Our house has three bedrooms.)
Nuestros dormitorios son amplios. (Our bedrooms are roomy.)

Lesson 2: Expressions with TENER
Some expressions which in English are expressed using the verb TO BE are expressed using TENER in Spanish.

tener miedo (to be afraid... literally, to have fear)
tener frío (to be cold... literally, to have cold)
tener calor  (to be hot…  literally, to have heat)
tener vergüenza (to be ashamed or embarrassed…  literally, to have shame)
tener prisa (to be in a hurry... literally, to have haste)
tener sueño (to be sleepy... literally, to have sleepiness)
tener hambre (to be hungry... literally, to have hunger)
tener sed (to be thirsty... literally, to have thirst)
tener X años (to be so many years old... literally, to have so many years)

Example:
-Tengo frío cuando en diciembre en Olympia. (I'm cold in December in Olympia.)
-El abuelo tiene 87 años. (Grandpa is 87 years old.)

Assignment 
Write a creative sentence for each of the expressions in Lesson 1 (there are 9 expressions) using as many different possessive adjectives (and their various forms) as you can.

Example:
Raúl tiene miedo cuando su doctor dice, "Tenemos que hablar." (Raul is scared when his doctor says, "We have to talk.")

As always, DOUBLE SPACE. As always, use new vocabulary from the unit or elsewhere.
2. STUDY YOUR NUMBERS! (See page 5 of the unit.) Using a deck of cards, test yourself at random on single digit numbers,
then, using two cards at a time, on two-digit numbers.

 

Amarillo Homework Class 4

Assignment
Write a chant in the spirit of the one on page 3 of the unit. Endeavor to include and seek inspiration from:
-the vocabulary on page 5 of the unit
-the verb TENER
-the expression TENER QUE + INFINITIVE
-other expressions that use TENER, like TENER MIEDO
-possessive adjectives

If you can, make it rhyme. Even if you don't, try to keep the rhythm be consistent.

Amarillo Homework Class 5

IF YOU MISSED CLASS, PLEASE COME AND PICK UP THE NEW UNIT ("¿CUÁNDO?") FROM THE HOLDER
THINGY ON THE FRONT PORCH NEXT TO THE DOOR. STUDY PAGES 1, 2, and maybe 3.

Lesson: Regular Verbs of the First Conjugation (-AR Verbs)

This is the biggest group of verbs in Spanish. They’re regular because their root doesn’t change and their endings follow a consistent pattern.

The anatomy of a first conjugation verb:
HABLAR
HABL- is the root.
-AR is the infinitive ending.

When conjugating these verbs in the present indicative, there are six endings to choose from.

-O     -AMOS
-AS
-A     -AN

So HABLAR is conjugated like this:
yo hablo         nosotros hablamos
tú hablas
él habla          ellos hablan
ella habla       ellas hablan
usted habla     ustedes hablan

Here are some more verbs in this group:
escuchar
caminar
tomar
bailar
estudiar
manejar
parar
mirar
buscar

All these verbs are conjugated the same.

Assignment:
1. Write out the conjugation of all 10 of these verbs, following the example for HABLAR above.
2. Practice the endings and separate conjugations orally, memorizing them so that you can do it with your eyes closed.
3. Write a creative sentence using each verb (10 in total), varying the subject (not just using YO for all of them).
Example: Tú hablas seis lenguas cuando estás borracho.

Amarillo Homework Class 6

Lesson 1: Regular Verbs of the Second Conjugation (-ER Verbs)

This is the second biggest group of verbs in Spanish. They're regular because their root doesn’t change and their endings follow a consistent pattern.

Here are the endings:
-O     -EMOS
-ES
-E     -EN

So COMER is conjugated like this:
yo como         nosotros comemos
tú comes
él come          ellos comen
ella come       ellas comen
usted come    ustedes comen

Here are some more verbs in this group:
beber
meter
leer
creer

All these verbs are conjugated the same.

Lesson 2: Regular Verbs of the Third Conjugation (-IR Verbs)

This is the third biggest group of verbs in Spanish. They’re regular for the same reasons. Note that third conjugation endings are the same as second conjugation endings with the exception of the NOSOTROS form.

Here are the endings:
-O     -IMOS
-ES
-E     -EN

So VIVIR is conjugated like this:
yo vivo         nosotros vivimos
tú vives
él vive          ellos viven
ella vive       ellas viven
usted vive    ustedes viven

Here are some more verbs in this group:
escribir
describir
subir
cubrir

All these verbs are conjugated the same.

Assignment:
1. Write out the conjugation of all 10 of these verbs, following the examples for COMER and VIVIR above.:
comer
beber
meter
leer
creer 
vivir
escribir
describir
subir
cubrir 

2. Practice the endings and separate conjugations orally, memorizing them so that you can do it with your eyes closed.
3. Write a creative sentence using each verb (10 in total), varying the subject (not just using YO for all of them).

Amarillo Homework Class 7

Assignment
Write about your daily routine (you can make it up if you like). Use the unit vocabulary and regular verbs to express at what time and on what day(s) you normally do everyday things like getting up and 
bathing and the like.

 

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Last updated 9 July 2017