¡Hola Speekee! is our 10-week series of free Spanish lessons for children at home.
Over the 10 weeks you will cover the following 10 themes:
Greetings. Numbers. Days / Months. Age. Colours. Animals. Family. Food. Likes and dislikes. Hobbies.
Ana Belén is hosting a game show. The contestants are telling us what they like to do.
Can you spot the phrase for ‘I like…’? Yes, it’s ‘me gusta…’. Could you tell what question Ana Belén asked them? It was ‘¿Qué te gusta?’ which means ‘What do you like?’.
Find a partner and practise taking it in turns to ask and reply. Here’s a table to help you, it has some answers you could use:
|¿Qué te gusta?
|¿keh teh goostah?
|What do you like?
|Me gusta bailar
|meh goostah bylahr
|I like dancing
|Me gusta pintar
|meh goostah peentahr
|I like painting
|Me gusta jugar
|meh goostah huugahr
|I like playing
|Me gusta jugar al tenis
|meh goostah huugahr al tehneess
|I like playing tennis
|Me gusta jugar al fútbol
|meh goostah huugahr al fuutboll
|I like playing football
Once you’ve practised that, try saying ‘No me gusta’ which means ‘I don’t like’.
Now you’re ready to do the activity sheet. Print it out and follow the instructions on there. If you don’t have a printer, just copy out and fill in the sheet on some paper. You can draw your own pictures, too.
Ana Belén asks the contestants a bit more about what they like and don’t like. Can you hear them saying ‘me gusta’ and ‘no me gusta’?
Practise saying your likes and dislikes in full sentences - you could use objects around your house to do this. When you’re happy with that, print off the activity sheet and follow the instructions on there. If you don’t have a printer, just copy out and fill in the sheet on some paper. You can draw your own pictures, too.