Capítulo cuatro: Mi familia

Four images of multicultural families

Chapter Objectives

Before beginning this chapter, it is important to recognize which skills and tasks you will be expected to learn to perform. Do you already have some previous skills or knowledge in these areas that you can use to your advantage? Are there any topics that you foresee being difficult? If so, it is a good idea to pursue additional assistance to get ahead of any potential issues. You are the master of your education—you have the power to take ownership of your learning!

In this chapter, I will:

  • Explain how last names are used in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Discuss places where people go for different activities, products, and services
  • Express actions that will happen in the near future
  • State prices and dates
  • Express my likes and dislikes
  • Describe my family
  • Express possession
  • Discuss daily routine
  • Discuss cultural, historical, economical, and geographical information about the Dominican Republic

Chapter Overview

Welcome to chapter 4, “Mi familia”. In chapter 3, you learned to describe the way you and others live and examined how daily activities can reflect culture and other values. In chapter 4, you will continue sharing some of your daily habits and routines with classmates. Afterward, you will reflect on how those daily routines may or may not be representative of your values, perspective, or culture. Also, you will discuss your plans with family and friends and the activities you like to do. You will talk with classmates about your family and relatives. As always, you will build vocabulary and grammar skills to help you express yourself and understand what others share.


Content Overview
Vocabulary Functions/Structures/Grammar Culture/Readings
Family The verb ir to express where we go Lectura:

El sistema de dos apellidos

La familia real española

La familia Quispe Gonzalez

Places Ir + a + infinitive to express actions in the future Country overview: República Dominicana
Frequency words Stem-changing verbs
Possessive adjectives



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