Conversational Spanish I

Conversational Spanish I
Speaking Midterm Examination
La señora Melanson will play the role of a Spanish
speaking girl, who you must pretend is your age, and
whom you do not yet know. You’ll need to greet me,
introduce yourself, and find out who I am, respond
appropriately to the introduction, tell me how you
speak Spanish and find out if I speak English. You will
need to tell me as much as possible about yourself
and find out as much as possible about me, such as
age, place of origin, how each of us is feeling, how
things are going, etc. ) At the end of our
conversation, you will have to express an appropriate
farewell and wish me a nice day.
Some suggestions
• In order to demonstrate how much you know without
my assistance, it would be a good idea to tell about
yourself first and then ask questions about me. If you
ask me the question first, you will have had the chance
to hear my answer, as a model for your response to my
question back to you. By talking about yourself first,
you show me that you can make statements and ask
• The conversation should follow a logical pattern, but
you don’t have to say everything in a specific order.
You wouldn’t want to start with Adiós, but you could
talk about age before origin.
• If you are struggling to get the conversation going, I will
ask you a question to which you must respond.
Greet me.
Buenos días.
Buenas tardes.
Buenas noches.
Introduce yourself.
• Me llamo…
• Yo soy…
Find out who I am.
• ¿Cómo te llamas?
• ¿Quién eres?
Respond appropriately to the
• Mucho gusto.
• Encantado.
Tell me how you speak Spanish.
• Hablo un poco de español.
Find out if I speak English.
• ¿Hablas inglés?
Tell me your age.
• Tengo 15 años.
Ask my age.
• ¿Cuántos años tienes?
Tell me from where you are.
• Soy de los Estados Unidos.
Ask me from where I am.
• ¿De dónde eres?
Tell me how you are feeling.
Estoy muy mal.
Estoy regular.
Estoy muy bien.
Estoy bastante bien.
Estoy más o menos.
No estoy bien.
Ask me how I am feeling.
• ¿Cómo estás?
• ¿Qué tal?
Ask me how things are going.
• ¿Cómo te va?
Respond about how things are going
for you.
Más o menos.
Bien, gracias.
Muy bien.
Bastante bien.
Muy mal.
Respond to whatever I say or do.
If I sneeze… Jesus./Salud.
If I say I am very well. Chévere./Me alegro.
If I say I am not well. Lo siento./¡Qué lástima!
If I ask you who someone is.
– Te presento a…
– Éste es… (male)
– Ésta es… (female)
• If I introduce someone to you.
Mucho gusto. / Encantado.
If I say something you don’t understand.
No comprendo./No entiendo.
¿Qué significa …?
If I say something too fast, or you didn’t quite
catch what I said.
Repite, por favor.
No tan rápido, por favor.
Más despacio, por favor.
Be sure to say Gracias or De nada when
Say a farewell to me, and wish me a
nice day.
Hasta luego.
Hasta la vista.
Hasta pronto.
Nos vemos.
Que te vaya bien.