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It’s time for our second installment of the Show Time Spanish telenovela, Verano Español. Laura and her mother have just arrived in Spain to spend the summer in the house they’ve recently inherited from tía Julia. In this episode we’ll meet some of their new neighbours and Laura makes a new friend.
In lesson 10 join Mark and Kara for a seasonal special including greetings from our listeners from around the world and a Christmas song in Spanish. Please note that lesson 10 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 110 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.
In episode 08, you’ll hear Lisa’s latest email to Duncan. Has he been a bit too pushy about Christmas? Is there too much pressure on Lisa to come home? Has she been trying to let him down gently by explaining that money is a bit tight? Or has Lisa had another offer to stay in Canada for Christmas? In this episode verbs used include wake up, wear out, get along, work out and many more.
In this 10th episode of our intermediate-advanced Spanish course, Mark and Alba discuss Christmas traditions in Spain. José introduces a couple of phrases which you can tell someone not to take something the wrong way in this week’s intermedio. Grammar points covered include al + infinitive, por and para, volver a hacer algo, and expressions which are followed by the subjunctive including antes de que, sin que and para que.
In episode 07, you’ll hear Duncan’s latest reply to Lisa’s email. Lisa is becoming desperate to get a flat… will that mean another meeting with the estate agent? And, with Christmas fast approaching, what exactly does Lisa mean when she asks Duncan to ‘start thinking about what they’re going to do.’? Verbs included in this episode are lay off, look up, look like, make out and many more.
In episode 8 of Show Time Spanish, Alba and Mark discuss smoking laws in different countries. Language points covered include the future perfect tense, eg. “I will have stopped smoking”, the use of soler, and the phrase pillar a alguien desprevenido. José’s intermedio covers two phrases which you can use to describe how well you speak Spanish.
In episode 06, you’ll hear from Lisa. Things seem to be settling down between our couple after a few rocky weeks. But can it last? There was no mention of Diana in the last episode. Is Duncan becoming accustomed to her friendship with Lisa? Or is he simply choosing to ignore her? How does Lisa feel about Duncan’s friendship with Michael? Verbs included in this episode are feel about, iron out, make fun of, keep on, make for and more.