Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
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Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner- I can't remember his name and I didn't take a screen shot of his name but it was something very weird.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?- From talking with this person I learned that a conversation can go either way wether its in a good way or bad way. He did help me how to tell someone that I don't want to talk to them and be just fine with that
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?-In general my personal goals are to improve my spanish and I believe the more people I talk to the better my spanish does seem to get.
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)
For my blog post, I talked to Estafan, he’s a fluent spanish speaking freshman, we talked a lot about what each of us enjoyed and what we did over the weekends. The conversation started off a little rocky, It was some what awkward because I didn’t really know how to start the conversation or to really say anything that interesting. Once we got started things went much smoother though. I was a little self-conscious when we were talking because I realized how well he could speak spanish and that I wasn’t even close to being as good as him. He kind of chuckled when I’d say something wrong but he would correct me and tell me what I said wrong, and how to say it right. We had a few things in common, we both enjoy frisbee, and we both love sports. We talked a little about soccer since I didn’t really know a lot about soccer he informed me. The conversation wasn’t for that long but overall it went pretty well.
I will try to find out what a typical day in the life of a person living in Spain is like. I will inquire about what time people usually go to work, eat lunch and dinner. I also want to know what people do on their weekends. I have been hearing on the news lately that Spain is facing a huge economic crisis. I also want to find out about how this is affecting people in Spain.
• What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?
1. What time you wake up and you go to bed?
2. What time do you eat lunch?
3. When do you have work?
4. Do you go to church on Sundays?
5. What do you do for fun on the weekends?
6. How are the current economic problems affecting people you know?
• What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to having a long, sustained conversation because I have so many questions to get answered. I am also looking to share things about the United States, especially Philadelphia, with the person I talk to.
• What are you nervous about?
I have gotten so used to sharedtalk that I am not nervous about anything. I am only feeling excited to get the conversation started because I have an interesting conversation question that I can't wait to get answered.
• Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I spoke to Luna Riverio and I chose her because she was the same age as me (17 years old). I wanted to get the views of a young, relatable person. Luna also lived in Madrid, which is a city similar in size to Philadelphia and I wanted compare my daily routine with her's.
• What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned that Luna is a 17 year old living in Madrid. On the weekends, Luna likes to go to the movies or the theater, visit the park, sing and play the guitar. Sundays are spent with the family. Luna is a ballerina and she practices for 3 hours everyday after school. Luna said that her family does not have financial problems but life is bad for other people. Because of the poor economic situation people do not go on vacations, to the movies or go out to eat. I learned that people in Spain often go to work at 8 in the morning and eat lunch at 2 or 3 in the afternoon. One thing that I thought was interesting is that people in Spain typically eat dinner at 9-10 PM and a meal often consists of tapas. This is a huge contrast to the United States because most families usually eat dinner at 6-7 PM. The most common form of transit in Spain is the metro/subway.
• How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
My personal goal is to learn about the life, politics and culture of foreign countries while at the same time learning new Spanish vocabulary and using my current vocabulary to effectively communicate. I this conversation, I was able to fulfill all of the above goals since I learned a lot of new vocabulary words and I got to use my existing vocabulary to talk to Luna. I also got a glimpse into the daily life of people in Spain.