Wednesday, October 14, 2009

De compras: La ropa

In the following lesson you will become familiar with clothing items and marketplace vocabulary. Please follow along in your textbook Puntos de partida, on pages 98-99.

If you don't have your book with you, or would like some help understanding the new vocabulary, open the following link in a new window:

Paste the address of this blog where it says: "OR, enter a(n) Spanish website address." This will allow you to translate words simply by dragging your cursor across them.

Antes de empezar, ustedes deben leer y pensar en estas preguntas:

¿Qué ropa usas durante el verano? What clothing do you use in the summer?

¿Qué ropa llevas a una fiesta?

¿Dónde compras tu ropa? ¿En un almacén cómo Walmart o Target? ¿En un centro comercial cómo el Flagstaff Mall? ¿En una tienda pequeña?

Mira al siguiente video: Una sesión fotográfica para la revista(magazine) argentina ParaTi. Deben pensar en

¿Qué ropa llevan las mujeres que modelan para la revista?

¿Que ropa llevan las mujeres que venden productos(como la banana) en el mercado?

¿Qué ropa llevan los hombres que caminan en el mercado?

¿Qué ropa lleva el fotógrafo(photographer)?

Ahora, lee este parrafo. Hay una prueba después.

En muchas de las ciudades de los paises andinos, como Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia, no hay almacenes ni centros comerciales. Las personas compran todas las cosas necesarias en los mercados. Muchas veces estes mercados están en una plaza en el centro de la ciudad. En estes mercardos venden de todo: la comida, los libros, los relojes, los cuadernos para la escuela, y mucha ropa. Es possible salir de compras para un cinturón nuevo y regresar a la casa con una camisa, unos zapatos y una bolsa nueva para su madre. En todas las tiendas hay una mujer que pregunta: “¿Joven, que vas a llevar?”

La Paz, Bolivia es una ciudad con muchos mercados, en cuales es posible comprar todo tipo de ropa. Los precios son muy buenos, y no son precios fijos. No es necesario regatear los precios para recibir una ganga pero es posible recibir una rebaja más grande.

Mucha de la ropa en los mercados es muy barata, porque las personas de La Paz(los paceños) no tienen mucho dinero. Por eso la ropa no es muy cómoda, y no es de última moda pero un niño puede comprar toda la ropa necesaria para la escuela: un traje, la ropa interior, los calcetines, una camiseta, un suéter, y los zapatos para menos que 350 bolivianos, o $50 dólares estadounidenses.

Por favor: toma la prueba, y no se olvide de dejar comentarios sobre esta lección(please leave comments).


  1. I tried to do the quiz but it wasn't working. This was helpful. Especially the link to see what all the spanish words mean. I will definitely use that in the future.

    Brett Baumgartner

  2. I really enjoyed the lesson - the quiz was helpful. Overall, I liked this assignment.

  3. At first I was a little confused on how to start but I figured it out. Being able to hover over the words to know what the paragraph was talking about was helpful especially for the quiz. Overall, this assignment was helpful but not something I would want to do all the time for hw.

  4. I liked the lesson and scrolling over the words that I did'nt know helped. The quiz was nice since there was'nt a lot of questions.

      -Melissa Perez

  5. hat was an interesting read and an easy quiz it was fun we should do these more often

  6. I liked this a lot. It gave good background on the countries and allowed us to learn new words all at once. The website to translate was helpful as well.

    Hannah Hemenway

  7. David, This exercise was very helpful. I know feel that I know more vocab for our upcoming week.

  8. David,
    This exercise helped a lot with the vocab and the WordChamp thing was nice to have to help with the paragraph.

  9. If they have no malls, and only locally made clothing to buy, then what is the model modelling for? I prefer exercises in class to online...but it is nice to have a variety. WorkChamp is the ish.

  10. I mean WordChamp.

  11. this assignment helped a lot!

  12. The lesson and the pages in the book provided useful vocabulary that can be applied regularly and practically every day. Now in the morning I can say: ¿Qué diablos? ¿Dónde están mis pantalones?

  13. I really enjoyed this lesson and it was a lot of help. I especially liked the WordChamp.

  14. The word champ was pretty cool and useful. It seemed like it didn't translate a few words very accurately, but was a big help over all. It taught me a few new words and sped every thing up.

  15. This was very help full i was able to get a better understanding of some of the word.
    ~Ashley Davis

  16. This was a good way to have a lesson. It was good to interact with the material.

    Johnathon Crawley

  17. I could not get the Word Champ to work or the quiz. I think that if I was able to make them work, this assignment would have been very helpful.

    -Veronica Bell

  18. A very innovative way to portray the lesson.
    I enjoyed learning in a different way.

  19. I have no idea if i'm actually supposed to do something
    Cameron Acorn

  20. This was a pretty interesting way of doing a quick quiz, it was helpful and very convienent.

    Derek Gutenson

  21. This was a great way to learn certain things about la ropa. The quiz was easy.

    Alexa Ray

  22. I thought it was very useful to understand la ropa after this lesson