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This lesson is part of the Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 8 mins)

Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish video lesson we will see how to organise texts and presentations in Spanish with advanced level Spanish phrases and writing structures such as Empecemos por considerar… (Let´s begin by considering…) and Hay que tener en cuenta diferentes aspectos… (One should consider different opinions…). We will concentrate on Spanish phrases to present the main subject of your text or presentation, to introduce different points, and to add or list different points. We will continue this theme in the next Spanish lesson when we will look more at writing in Spanish to a high level with Spanish phrases to present your point of view and the views of others, to contrast ideas and to conclude. We have already looked a little at the basics of writing in Spanish earlier in the course with various Spanish video lessons highlighting key phrases and structures used when writing a letter in Spanish. I recommend that you review those lessons sometime as well and practice as much as possible using all of the new Spanish phrases and structures you have collected. It might be a good idea to prepare a short presentation in Spanish on a topic that you have a particular interest and to try to write it as well as you possibly can with lots of different, high level grammar structures, vocabulary and phrases.

Lesson notes:

To present the main theme of the text:

Vamos a hablar de una cuestión que…: We are going to discuss something that…
A manera de introducción podemos decir…: To begin we can say…
Empecemos por considerar…: Let´s begin by considering…
Lo primero que hay que decir es que…: The first thing to say is…

To introduce different points in your text:

Habría que distinguir varios puntos…: One should distinguish various points…
Hay que tener en cuenta diferentes aspectos…: One should consider different opinions…
Aquí hay que hablar de diferentes puntos…: Here one should discuss different points…

To add or list different points in your text:

Podemos tener en cuenta también que…: We can also consider that…
Otro hecho importante es que…: Another important fact is…
Es más…: What is more…
Además de…: Besides…

Activity:

Introduce a text discussing an important topic in the news at the moment using the expressions from this lesson

Here are the answers to the last activity:

I am sorry
Thank you very much for
Congratulations
I would love to but
I appreciate that

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