Our World Interviews–Interview about cooking and vacation activities


 Question or Statement :“Okay, so we are in the kitchen with a Spanish cook, and we are going to ask her about her day and what she is cooking, and we’re going to ask her about her day and what she is cooking.”

Part 1—Description:  Person discusses the dish that she is cooking—it involves a delicious dish with artichokes.

“So, what are you cooking there? “

Important verbs :-ser-to be, estar—to be, hacer—do/make, ir–go, freír–fry,

Important  vocabulary:   alcachofas fritas—fried artichokes  ajo—garlic, butifara—sausage, paella—a Spanish rice dish or the actual pan used to make the rice dish,  marido-husband, arroz-rice, uno de mis platos favoritos—one of my favorite dishes

Part 2—Description:  Discussion of the Spanish artichoke dish, the family story about the dish and a description of where the artichokes are purchased near Barcelona.

Question: “Who taught you how to make this dish?”

Important verbs-inventar–to invent, hacer–to make, viajar–to travel, necesitar–to need, tener–to have,

Important  vocabulary-alcachofas fritas—fried artichokes,siempre—always, países—countries , barratas-cheap, pequeñitas—very small, Llobregat—an area near the airport in Barcelona.

 Part 3 Description: Description of the ingredients in the artichoke dish

 Question: “What other ingredients besides artichokes are in this dish? Can you tell us some of the other ingredients?”

Important Verbs-tenemos hambre-we’re hungry, ir—go ; poner—to put

Important Vocabulary: aceite de oliva-olive oil, ajo-garlic, butifarra—sausage in Catalan, salchicha-Spanish), arroz-rice, pimiento-pepper, and sal-salt.

 Part 4 Description: Person describes what she and her family did that day while on vacation in California; it involves visiting different places, eating with  friends and then riding a large bicycle for four passengers in a downtown area.

Question:  ”Okay, okay great.  So, what did you do today?  I know you are on vacation.  What did you do today?”

Important Verbs:  (with many past participles)  estar—to be, ir—to go,  tomar—to take, andar—to walk,  alquilar—to rent ,sentarse—to sit, ver—to see, volver—to return,

Important vocabulary: Domingo—Sunday, amiga mia—a friend of mine, hasta Downtown—to downtown, tranvía—trolley, con el treinta y tres (the 33 bus), puente—bridge, —trust/confidence, casi dos horas dando vueltas —almost two hours circling around, autobus—bus

 Part 5 Description:  Person expresses the opinions of family members about the following day’s activities–going to Disneyland by train.

Question: “ Wonderful and now you are cooking dinner.  And where are you going tomorrow?:

Important Verbs: ir-to go, estar—to be, ver-to see,

Important vocabulary: treinta y cinco años—thirty five years, tiene ganas hacer colas— waiting in lines, contento—happy, la costa-the coast

Part 6 Description: Person discusses what she did the previous day on vacation ( It also involves bicycles, particularly a bicycle built for two) and the dinner that she made the previous evening—una  fideuà .

Question: “And what did you do yesterday?”

Important  Verbs-(with several verbs in the preterite)  ir—to go, pasar—to pass by, hacer-to do/make, alquilar-to rent, volver—return

Important vocabulary: ayer—yesterday, recomiendo-I recommend,  fideos—small noodles, aioli—rich flavorful homemade mayonnaise, una fideuà—a dish with fideo noodles, Catalan

“You made an amazing dinner.” “What was the name of that?”

We’re looking forward to dinner, thank you very much. And thank you for listening!


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