Classroom Language in English

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  • 1 nov-08

  • 2 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to get the class off to a good start.

    Spanish English 1 Buenos das, chicos y chicas. Good morning boys and girls.

    2 Buenos das a todos. Good afternoon everybody.

    3 Hola nios. Hello children!

    4 Hola chavales! Hi kids!

    5 Hola! Hi there!

    6 Hola chicos! Hi guys!

    7 Cmo estis todos hoy? How are you all today?

    8 Cmo os va la vida? Hows life?

    9 Qu tal os va? Hows it going?

    10 Qu tal? Whats up?

    11 Qu tal estis? How are you doing?

    12 Me alegra veros otra vez. Good to see you again.

    13 Os lo pasasteis bien este fin de semana? Did you have a nice weekend?

    14 Espero que hayis tenido un buen finde. I hope you had a good weekend.

    15 Qu tal el finde? How was your weekend?

    16 Qu hicisteis este fin de semana? What did you do at the weekend?

    17 Habis hecho algo divertido? Did you do anything fun?

    18 Visteis el partido? Did you see the football?

    19 Os lo habis pasado bien? Did you have fun?

    20 Vale, tranquilos por favor. Ok, settle down please.

    21 Hola a todos, por favor tomad asiento. Hello everybody, please take your seats.

    22 Buenos das, clase. Por favor sentaros. Good morning class. Please sit down.

    23 Vale, eso es suficiente. Silencio, por favor Ok people, thats enough. Quiet please.

    24 Vale, vale. Gracias. Cuando gustis. Ok, ok, Thank you. When youre ready.

    25 Vale, pongmonos a trabajar. Ok, lets get to work.

  • 3 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to introduce the material they will be teaching during the class.

    Spanish English 1 Estis listos? Are you ready?

    2 Empecemos. Lets get started.

    3 Vale, empecemos. Ok, lets begin.

    4 Abrid los libros en la pgina 34. Open your books to page 34.

    5 Vayamos al tema 4. Lets go to chapter 4.

    6 Os habis trado los cuadernos? Did you all bring your workbooks?

    7 Me gustara que abrierais los libros, por favor. Id like you to open your books, please.

    8 Hoy vamos a hablar de Today were going to talk about

    9 En esta clase vamos a hablar de During this class were going to discuss

    10 Esta prxima seccin es muy importante, as que prestad atencin, por favor. This next section is very important, so please pay attention.

    11 Alguno me puede contar algo sobre? Can anybody tell me anything about ?

    12 Alguien sabe? Does anybody know?

    13 Me podis dar un ejemplo de? Can anybody give me an example of?

    14 Qu sabis de? What do you know about?

    15 El tema de hoy trata sobre Todays topic is about

    16 Como ya sabris As Im sure you know

    17 En esta hora vamos a concentrarnos en During this hour we are going to focus on

    18 Como os dije en la clase anterior, hoy vamos a estar hablando de As I told you in the last class, today we are going to look at

    19 Como os acordaris de la ltima clase, ahora estamos tratando As youll remember from the last class, right now were working on

    20 Como ya sabris, hoy vamos a continuar trabajando con As you all know, today we are going to continue our work on

    21 Lo que quiero hacer hoy es mirar What I want to do today is look at

    22 Bueno, como dije en la ltima clase, hoy vamos a seguir adelante con So, as I said in our last class, today were going to move on to

    23 Lo que tenemos que mirar a continuacin es What we need to look at next is

    24 Lo siguiente en lo que tenemos que trabajar es, lo cual est relacionado con lo que estudibamos el otro da.

    The next thing we need to work on is, which is related to what we were studying the other day.

    25 Para terminar con este tema, tenemos que echar un vistazo a To finish this area, we have to finally look at

  • 4 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to help them correct homework in a positive and constructive way.

    Spanish English 1 Habis hecho los deberes? Have you all done your homework?

    2 Espero que todos hayis terminado los deberes. I hope you all finished your homework.

    3 Pepe, cules eran los deberes de ayer? Pepe, what homework did you have to do yesterday?

    4 Por favor, entregad la tarea de la semana pasada. Please hand in last weeks assignment.

    5 Vale, pasadle vuestros deberes al compaero de al lado. Ok, pass your homework to your neighbour.

    6 Vale, corrijamos los deberes de ayer. Ok, lets correct yesterdays homework.

    7 Vale, en el primer ejercicio, qu has contestado, Elena? Ok, for the first exercise, what did you answer, Elena?

    8 Jorge, podras leer en voz alta la respuesta a la pregunta 5, por favor? Jorge, could you please read out your answer for question 5?

    9 Alguien sabe la respuesta al nmero 6? Does anybody know the answer to number 6?

    10 Algn voluntario para la nmero 7? Any volunteers for number 7?

    11 Jaime, ests de acuerdo con Marta? Jaime, do you agree with Marta?

    12 Fran, ests muy callado hoy. Me puedes decir que has escrito? Fran, youre very quiet today. Can you tell me what you wrote?

    13 Est claro? Is that clear?

    14 Por qu crees que eso es incorrecto? Why do you think that is incorrect?

    15 Hay ms de una manera de responder a esa pregunta. There is more than one way to answer that question.

    16 Alguien tiene otra respuesta distinta? Does anyone have a different answer?

    17 Entendis todos como? Do you all understand how?

    18 Levantad la mano si habis respondido bien a todas. Hands up if you got all of those correct.

    19 Buena respuesta, Pepe. Good answer, Pepe.

    20 Buen intento, pero no es exactamente lo que buscaba. Nice try, but not exactly what I was looking for.

    21 Alguien puede ayudar a Mara? Can anybody help Maria out?

    22 Por qu no has hecho los deberes? Why didnt you do your homework?

    23 Djame adivinar. El perro se ha comido tus deberes? Let me guess. Your dog ate your homework?

    24 Es muy importante que completis la tarea. Its very important to complete your assignments.

    25 Hacer los deberes es esencial para esta clase. Doing your homework is essential for this class.

  • 5 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to begin teaching a new chapter, or a new section of a particular chapter, in a dynamic and interesting way.

    Spanish English 1 Alguien me puede dar un ejemplo de? Can anybody give me an example of

    2 Alguno me puede decir qu es un? Can anybody tell me what a is?

    3 Hoy vamos a mirar algo nuevo. Today, were going to take a look at something new. 4 Hoy vamos a aprender sobre Today, we are going to learn all about 5 Como os dije en la ltima clase As I told you in the last class 6 Vamos a seguir al tema We are now going to move on to unit 7 El siguiente tema es sobre This next chapter is about 8 En la ltima clase empezamos a mirar In the last class we started looking at

    9 En la ltima clase/ ayer/ la semana pasada, terminamos la unidad 2. In the last class/ yesterday/ last week, we finished Unit 2.

    10 Ahora, continuaremos con la unidad 3. Now, well continue with Unit 3. 11 En la clase de hoy, aprenderemos a In todays class we will learn how to 12 Levantad la mano si sabis algo sobre Raise your hand if you know anything about 13 Alguien ha odo algo sobre? Has anyone ever heard of? 14 Sabis quin fue Napolen? Do you know who Napoleon was? 15 Qu gran evento ocurri en 1492? What major event happened in 1492? 16 Por qu es importante el ao 1492? Why is the date 1492 important?

    17 Por qu creis que tenemos que aprender sobre? Why do you think we need to learn about?

    18 S, hoy trataremos todo sobre los tringulos. Alguien me puede dar el nombre de este tipo de tringulo?

    Yes, today is all about triangles. Can anybody tell me the name of this triangle? (Draw example on the board.)

    19 Imaginad una situacin en la que Imagine a situation where 20 Ahora es hora de echarle un vistazo a Now its time to take a look at

    21 Como sabris, el tema del cambio climtico est en las noticias mucho en estos das. As you may know, the subject of climate change is very much in the news these days.

    22 Puede que no me creis, pero el siguiente punto es muy interesante/importante. You may not believe me, but this next section is actually really interesting/important.

    23 Vale, como os dije ayer/la semana pasada, el siguiente paso de nuestro curso consiste en mirar

    Ok, as I told you yesterday/last week, the next stage of our course involves looking at

    24 Realmente nos tenemos que centrar en durante las siguientes semanas. Hoy empezaremos por

    We really have to focus on for the next few weeks. So lets begin today by

    25 Y ahora veremos algo completamente diferente. Os voy a presentar el maravilloso mundo de

    And now, for something completely different. Id like to introduce you all to the wonderful world of

  • 6 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to explain certain aspects of a subject in more detail, by using comparisons and local examples the students will be familiar with.

    Spanish English 1 Lo habis entendido todos? Does everyone understand? 2 Vale, paremos un minuto. Ok, lets stop for a minute. 3 Djenme explicar esto con ms detalle. Let me explain this in more detail. 4 Djenme poner eso de otra manera. Let me rephrase that. 5 Repasemos eso de nuevo. Lets go over that once again.

    6 Vale, veo muchas caras a cuadros. Dejad que os explique eso. Ok, lots of confused faces here. Let me explain that to you.

    7 Pepe, me puedes dar un ejemplo de eso? Pepe, can you give me an example of that?

    8 Mara, nos puedes resumir eso? Maria, can you summarize that for us?

    9 Bueno, alguien sabe qu quiere decir ese ltimo punto? So, does anyone know what that last point means?

    10 Alguien necesita que explique eso de nuevo? Does anyone need me to explain that again?

    11 Est claro? Is that clear? 12 Lo entendis? Do you all understand? 13 Est todo bien hasta ahora? Is that OK so far? 14 Est todo claro? All we all clear on that?

    15 Djenme que explique eso de otra manera. Let me put that another way.

    16 Esto es bastante complicado. Creo que pararemos ah unos minutos y miraremos eso otra vez.

    Thats quite complicated. I think well stop there for a few minutes and look at it again.

    17 Djenme que explique esto otra vez. Let me explain that again. 18 Lo pondr en palabras ms fciles. Ill break that down in simpler terms. 19 Simplifiquemos esto. Lets simplify this. 20 Dejen que lo diga de otro modo. Let me say it another way. 21 Os voy a dar un ejemplo. Imaginen Ill give you an example. Imagine

    22 Cojamos una situacin real de algo que est pasando en la actualidad. Lets take a real situation from something thats happening now.

    23 Recordad, si no entendis algo, entonces preguntadme. Remember, if you dont understand something, then please ask me.

    24 No olvidis hacer preguntas si lo necesitis. Para eso estoy aqu, sabis? Yo enseo, vosotros aprendis.

    Be sure to ask questions if you need to. Thats what Im here for, you know? I teach and you learn.

    25 Vale, dejadme que explique eso de nuevo ante de que sigamos adelante. Ok, let me explain that to you once again before we move on.

  • 7 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to ask students direct questions, focusing particularly on advanced use of auxiliary verbs.

    Spanish English 1 En qu contexto utilizarais esto? In what context would you use this?

    2 Mara, puedes responder al nmero 4? Maria, can you answer number 4 for me?

    3 Juana, crees que la respuesta de Mara es correcta? Juana, do you think Marias answer is correct?

    4 Lo crees? Para estar seguros, nos lo puedes explicar otra vez? You do? Just to be sure, explain it to us again please.

    5 No lo crees? De verdad? Por qu no? You dont? Really? Why not?

    6 No ests de acuerdo con Mara? Vale pues, me puedes dar la repuesta a esa pregunta? You dont agree with Maria? Ok then, can you give me your answer for that question please?

    7 Qu horas son stas, Jorge? What time do you call this, Jorge?

    8 Por qu has llegado tarde a clase? Why were you late for class?

    9 Por qu no has hecho los deberes, exactamente? Why exactly didnt you do your homework?

    10 Por qu no has ido al servicio en el descanso? Why didnt you go to the bathroom during the break?

    11 Qu horas son stas, Ana? La clase empieza a las, y no a las What time do you call this Ana? Class starts at and not at

    12 De qu estis hablando los dos que resulta tan interesante? What are you two talking about that is so interesting?

    13 Por qu creis que necesitamos saber sobre esto? Why do you think we need to know about this?

    14 Estis de acuerdo con lo que dice el autor? Do you agree with what the author is saying?

    15 Creis que las cosas son iguales ahora en el 2008? Do you think that things are the same now in 2008?

    16 Estis de acuerdo con ese ltimo punto? Do you agree with that last point?

    17 Por qu creis que es importante que nos aprendamos esto? Why do think it is important for us to learn about this?

    18 Creis que esto es relevante en el mundo en el que vivimos hoy? Do you think this is relevant for the world we live in today?

    19 Te importara repetirme eso? Would you mind repeating that for me?

    20 Perdona, no he pillado eso. Me lo puedes repetir? Sorry, I didnt catch that. Can you repeat it for me?

    21 Entonces, qu pensamos sobre eso? So. What do we think about that?

    22 Por qu tengo que repetirlo? Why do I have to keep on repeating myself?

    23 Cmo has llegado a esa conclusin? How did you arrive at that conclusion?

    24 Qu te hace pensar eso? What makes you think that?

    25 Qu piensas que est mal con tu respuesta? What do you think is wrong with your answer?

  • 8 nov-08


























  • 9 nov-08


    In this section, we will focus on developing a selection of sentences and phrases which the teacher can use in order to correctly answer questions the students may ask related to the material being covered in the class.

    Spanish English 1 Excelente pregunta. Excellent question.

    2 Me alegra que me preguntes eso, Jaime. Im glad you asked me that, Jaime.

    3 Eso es un buen argumento. Good point.

    4 Esa es una pregunta interesante. Thats an interesting question.

    5 Qu punto de vista ms interesante! What an interesting point of view.

    6 Vale, buena pregunta. Alguien sabe la respuesta a eso? Ok, good question. Does anyone know the answer to that?

    7 Dejad que lo explique de la siguiente manera. Let me put it like this.

    8 No habis estado prestando atencin? Have you not been paying attention?

    9 Dnde has estado durante toda esta explicacin, Margarita? Where have you been...


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