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Section Goal

In this section, students will learn how to list what classes they are currently taking.

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Las ciencias – Sciences

  • La biología- Biology
  • La química- Chemistry
  • La geografía- Geography
  • La física- Physics

Las humanidades – Humanities

  • La literatura- Literature
  • La composición- Composition
  • El drama- Drama
  • La música- Music
  • La historia- History
  • El arte- Art

Las comunicaciones – Communications

  • La sociología- Sociology
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Las lenguas extranjeras- World Languages

  • El inglés- English
  • El español- Spanish
  • El ruso- Russian
  • El chino- Chinese
  • El japonés- Japanese

Otras materias- Other Class Subjects














  • Las matemáticas- Mathematics
  • La educación- Education
  • La psicología- Psychology
  • La filosofía- Philosophy
  • La computación- Computer sciences
  • La administración de empresas- Business Administration

Actividad 17. Asociaciones

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Instructions: Fill in the blanks with the class subject(s) you associate with the following well-known people.

  1. Frida Khalo ___________________________.
  2. Albert Einstein _________________________.
  3. Shakespeare __________________________.
  4. George Washington _____________________.
  5. Shakira _____________________________.
  6. Aristóteles ___________________________.
  7. Sigmund Freud ________________________.

Actividad 18. Gustos y disgustos

Instructions: Underline whether you like or dislike the following class subjects. Then, interview a classmate to discover interests that you have in common.

  1. ¿Te gusta el arte? Sí, me gusta el arte. / No, no me gusta el arte.
  2. ¿Te gusta la historia? Sí, me gusta la historia. / No, no me gusta la historia.
  3. ¿Te gusta la psicología? Sí, me gusta la psicología. / No, no me gusta la psicología.
  4. ¿Te gustan las ciencias? Sí, me gustan las ciencias. / No, no me gustan las ciencias.
  5. ¿Te gustan las matemáticas? Sí, me gustan las matemáticas…. / No, no me gustan las matemáticas.
  6. ¿Te gustan las lenguas extranjeras? Sí, me gustan las lenguas extranjeras. / No, no me gustan las lenguas extranjeras
  7. Make up a rule to explain how to use “gusta” and when to use “gustan”: ______________________________________________.

¡A hablar!

Actividad 19. Preguntas personales

Instructions: Answer the following questions about your classes and interests. Then, use these questions to guide a conversation with a partner.

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1. ¿Qué estudias? Yo estudio… _______________________________.

2. ¿Qué clases tienes este trimestre? Yo tengo… ___________________________________________________.

3. ¿Cuáles son tus materias favoritas? Mis materias favoritas son… ___________________________________________________.

Actividad 20. El horario de Ana.

Contexto: You and a partner are doing an internship in the office of the registrar and have been tasked with planning Ana’s class schedule for next term.


Estudiante A has the school’s course schedule (Sheet B, page 425) and can see what classes are being offered and when.

Estudiante B has Ana’s degree plan (Sheet A, page 424). You can see which classes she has already taken and which classes she still needs.

Estudiante A will propose a class for Ana using “Hay.” Estudiante B will determine whether or not she needs that class and respond using “Ana necesita…” or “Ana no necesita…”

Estudiante A will then propose another class, and the process will continue until Ana is scheduled to take all of the classes she needs to complete her degree.


Estudiante A: Hay una clase de drama.

Estudiante B: Ana no necesita una clase de drama.

Step 2: After you and your partner determine which classes will work for Ana’s schedule, fill out Ana’s weekly schedule below using the days and times found on Sheet A.

Ana’s Weekly Schedule








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