Topic: Partnerships

Topic: Partnerships

Vocabulary and Grammar

  • Learn the essential vocabulary related to partnerships, such as pareja (couple), casado (married), divorciado (divorced), soltero (single), comprometido (engaged).
  • Familiarize yourself with verbs related to relationships, such as casarse (to get married), romper (to break up), salir juntos (to go out together), vivir juntos (to live together), and enamorarse (to fall in love).
  • Understand the use of reflexive verbs in this context, e.g. casarse (to get married), enamorarse (to fall in love).
  • Remember to focus on varied tenses when discussing these topics. Use the past tense to discuss historical cultural norms and the present or future tense to discuss your own opinions or plans.

Descriptions and Opinions

  • Be able to describe different types of relationships, e.g. matrimonio (marriage), noviazgo (dating), amistad (friendship), unión civil (civil partnership), divorcio (divorce).
  • Ensure you are able to express opinions about these topics, for instance using phrases such as pienso que… (I think that) or en mi opinión… (in my opinion).
  • Learn how to speak about future plans regarding relationships, for instance, “quiero casarme en el futuro” (I want to get married in the future).

Cultural Aspects

  • Develop your knowledge on views of relationships in Spanish speaking cultures. This can include knowing about different socio-cultural norms, traditions, and expectations.
  • Be prepared to compare and contrast these views with those from your own culture, and explain reasons for each viewpoint.
  • Be able to discuss changing attitudes towards relationships in Spanish-speaking societies, for example divorce and remarriage, cohabitation before marriage, same-sex marriages etc.

Revision Techniques

  • Practice listening, speaking and writing about these topics to ensure comprehensive understanding and adequate expression.