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Speaking: Interacciones del Examen de Expresión Oral

En Mayo del año pasado estuve preparando el examen de Inglés de 2º de Básico de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (por cierto, lo aprobé todo).

Así que dediqué un espacio, en el Blog que tenía en rutadeviaje.tk, a ampliar “el material” que había ido recopilando sobre ensayo de Interacciones de Expresión Oral, del curso 2º de Básico.

Aquí he trasladado íntegra esa primera entrada dedicada a las Interacciones de Expresión Oral, para ensayar el examen de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas:

 

Checking in a hotel

– Good evening. I’ve got a reservation.
– What’s your name, please?
– Harper
– Harper…, Harper? I’m sorry. We haven’t got a reservation for Harper.
– What?… Excuse me, have you got a double room, please?
– How many nights?
– It’s just for the weekend.
– Double room? For the weekend? No, we haven’t. No, I’m sorry, madam. We haven’t got any double rooms.
– Well, Have you got a single room?
– Yes, we have. We’ve got one single room. How many nights, madam?
– Just two nights, please… How much is it?
– It’s a sixty Euros a night, madam. That’s with breakfast.
– Has the room got a bathroom?
– Yes, there is. There is a bathroom, a TV, a telephone and a signal Wi-Fi.
– Tank you, that’s fine.
– What’s your name, please?
– My name is Anna Harper.
– Can you spell your surname, please?
– Yes, I can: H-A-R-P-E-R
– Can I have your passport, please?
– Just a second… Here you are.
– Thak you. Can you sign here, please?
– Of course.
– Here’s your key. It’s room 456 on the four floor. The lift is over there. Enjoy your stay, Ms. Harper.
– Tank you!

Calling reception

Transcripción de los diálogos del video:

– Hello, reception.
– Hello. This is room 613.
– How can I help you?
– There’s a problem with the air conditioning. It ins’t working, and it’w very hot in my room.
– I’m sorry, sir. I’ll send somebody up to look at it right now.
– Thank you.
(…)
– Good evening reception.
– Hello, I’m sorry to bother you again. This is room 613.
– How can I help you?
– I have a problem with the Wi.fi. I can’t get a signal.
– I’m sorry sir. I’ll put you through to IT.
– Thanks.

Los mismos diálogos con pequeñas variaciones

– Hello, reception.
– Hello. This is room four five six.
– How can I help you?
– There’s a problem with the heating. It ins’t working. It’s very cold in my room.
– I’m sorry, madam. I’ll send somebody to repair it.
– Thank you.
(…)
– Good evening, reception.
– Hello, I’m sorry to bother you again. This is room four five six.
– Yes, I remember you! Has your heating room started working OK or is there still problems with it?
– No, the heating is OK, but I have another problems. I’d like showering, but here are no towels, and finally, I can’t get a Wi-Fi signal.
– I’m sorry madam. I’ll send someone up to take towels right now and I’ll put you throught to IT.
– Thanks

At a hotel

Aquí dejo varios videos publicados en youtube que incluyen subtítulos o bocadillos con el texto de los diálogos:

Restaurant problems

Transcripción de los diálogos del video

– Are you ready to order?
– Yes, please.
– Can I get you something to start with?
– No, thank you. I’d like the tuna with a green salad.
– And for you, sir?
– I’ll have the steak, please.
– Would you like that with fries or a baked potato?
– Fries, please.
– How would you like your steak? Rare, medium, or well done?
– Well done.
– Nothing for me.
– OK. And to drink?
– Water, please.
– Still or sparkling?
– Sparkling.
(…)
– The tuna for you ma’am, and the steak for you, sir.
– I’m sorry, but I asked for a green salad, not fries.
– No problem. I’ll change it.
– Excuse me.
– Yes, sir?
– Sorry, I asked for my steak well done and this is rare.
– I’m really sorry. I’ll take it back to the kitchen.

Transcripción de los diálogos del video

– So tell me, Rob. What are you going to write about?
– Well, to start with, my first impressions of New York. You know, the nightlife, the music, things like that.
– Are you planning to do any interviews?
– I’d like to. Do you have any suggestions?
– Well, I know some great musicians.
– Musicians?
– You know, guys in bands. And I also have some contacts in the theatre and dance.
– That would be great.
– Maybe we could go to a show, and after you could talk to the actors.
– I really like that idea.
– Can I bring you anything else?
– Could me have the check, please?
– Yes, ma’am.
(…)
– Here’s your check.
– Thanks. Excuse me. I think there’s a mistake. We had two bottles of water, not three.
– You’re right. I’m really sorry. It’s not my day today. I’ll get you a new check.
– Tank you.
– We’re going to have a fun month, Rob.
– Yeah, I think it’s going to be fantastic.
– OK, time to go. You have your meeting… with Barbara at three.
– Oh yeah, right.

Los diálogos referidos a pedidos y errores en la cuenta con pequeñas variaciones

– Good evening, madam. Can I help you?
– Yes, you can. I’d like a table for me.
– Of course, follow me, please!. Have a seat here, please.
– Could I have the menu, please?
– Certainly, madam.
– Thanks.
– Are you ready to order?
– Yes, please.
– Can I get you something to start with?
– To start with I’ll have a green salad.
– And for your main course?
– I’d like the steak.
– Would you like it with fries or a baked potato?
– Fries, please.
– How would you like your steak?. Rare, medium, or well done?.
– Well done.
– OK. And to drink?
– Some wine, please.
– Red or white?.
– I prefer red wine.
(…)
– The vegetable soup and the steak for you, madam.
– I’m sorry, but I asked for a green salad not vegetable soup.
– Sorry madam, no problem I’ll change it.
– And… I asked for my steak well done and this is rare.
– I’m really sorry. I’ll take it back to the kitchen.
(…)
– Here you have the green salad and the steak well done. Enjoy your meal! Can I bring you anything else? Would you like any dessert?
– No, thank you. Could you have the bill, please?
– Yes, madam. I’m now comming up with your bill.
(…)
– Here’s your bill.
– Thanks. Excuse me. I think there’s a mistake. I had a cup of wine no two.
– You’re right, I’m really sorry. It’s not my day today. I’ll get you a new bill.
– Tank you.
(…)
– Here’s you corrected bill.
– It’s right. Could I pay by credit card?
– No problem, madam.
– Here you are, please charge the bill and the tip.
– Thanks you for being so kind with me, madam.

Ordering a meal

Con unos diálogos y un desarrollo muy parecido al punto anterior:

En dibujos animados y con un poco más de variación:

Con unos diálogos algo más desarrollados y complejos:

Más facilitos:

Shopping for clothes

Introduzco el tema con un video subtitulado:

Variaciones al video “Shopping for clothes”

– Can I help you?
– Yes, I’m looking for a dress.
– What size do you want?
– I take a size medium.
– There are some dress of medium size.
– I like this. Have you got it in red?
– No, sorry, only in blue and black.
– Well, could I try this blue dress on?
– Yes, of course, the changing rooms are over there. (…) Is it OK?
– I have a problem, It doesn’t fit me. Have you got it in a larger size?
– Yes, here you are. (…) And now, how is it?
– Well, I’ll take it!
– Oh yes, it suit you.
– How much is that?
– Two hundred euros and sixty.
– Oh!, It’s too expensive for me. Have you got any cheap dress?
– Yes, these are excellent dresses madam and we have got these dresses in sales.
– I’m going to try on this red.
– Of course, you already know where the changing rooms are.
(…)
– I’ll take it if it doesn’t cost much.
– It is only fifty euros. Would you like to pay with credit card?
– Could I pay by cash?
– Yes, of course.
– Here you are.
– Tank you, madam, here you are your change and your receipt.

Un par de videos más

En éste van repitiendo los diálogos en español y da hasta risa… mejor vedlo y sabréis a que me refiero:

Taking something back to a shop

La correspondiente transcripción

– Can I help you, sir?
– Yes. Do you have these in an eight?
– Just a minute. I’ll go and check. (…) Here you are, these are an eight. Do you want to try them on?
– No, thanks. I’m sure they’ll be fine. How much are they?
– The’re $83.94.
– Oh, it says $72.99.
– Yes, but there’s an added sales tax of 15%.
– Oh, Ok. Do you take MasterCard?
– Sure.
(…)
– Can I help you?. Yes, I bought these about half an hour ago.
– Yes I remember. Is there a problem?.
– Yes. I’m afraid they’re too small.
– What size are they?
– They’re an eight. But I take a UK eight.
– Oh right. Yes, a UK eight is a US nine.
– Do you have a pair?
– I’ll go and check. Just a minute. (…) I’m sorry, but we don’t have these in a nine. But we do have these and they’re the same price. Or you can have a refund.
– Erm… I’ll take this pair then, please.
– No problem. Do you have the receipt?
– Yes, here you are.
– Brilliant.

At the Doctor’s

Estos videos están muy pero que muy bien:

Dos diálogos parecidos, pero no idénticos, ante una misma premisa

Premisa:
Student A:
You decide to go to the doctor’s because you aren’t feeling well. The doctor will ask you questions. You will have to use the clues given below:

Can’t sleep / night
A terrible headache
Taking aspirins / haven’t helped
Headache / start / last week
How often / pills?
When / come back?

Student B:
You are a doctor. A patient will come and tell about a problem he’s been having lately. Ask him:

How long / have?
Any other symptoms?
Take any medication?
Allergic to any medications?
Prescribe him some pills (every eight hours)
Next appointment next week (next few days if he doesn’t get any better)

First:

– Good evening, Doctor!- Good evening. Have a seat, please!

– Tank you.

– How can I help you?

– I can’t sleep at night and I have a terrible hadache.

– How long have you had these symptoms?

– The headache started last week and I can’t sleep since two nights.

– Have you had other symptoms?

– No, I know of.

– Are you taken any medications?

– I’m taking some aspirins but they haven’t helped.

– Are you allergic to any medications?

– I’m allergic to penicillin.

– No problem. I’ll prescribe you some pills. This is ibuprofen. It’ll make you feel better.

– How often should I take the pills?

– You have to take two every eight hours for five days.

– Sorry? How often?

– Two every eight hours.

– When do I have to come back?

– If you don’t get any better in next few days, come back next week.

– Thank you.

– You’re welcome.

Second:

– Good morning, doctor.- Good morning. Please have a seat here. Now, what seems to be the problem?

– I’ve got a terrible hadache and I can’t sleep at night.

– How long have you had it?

– For about a week

– Do you have any other symptoms?

– No, I don’t.

– Are you currently taking any medications?

– I’ve been taking aspirins but they don’t seem to be helping.

– I see. Are you allergic to any medications?

– No that I know of.

– I’m going to give you a prescription for some pills.

– How often do I have to take them?

– Take one pill every eight hours.

– When should I come back?

– Make an appointment to see me next week, if it doesn’t get better over the next few days.

– OK. Thank you, doctor. Goodbye!

Going to a pharmacy

Transcripción literal

– Good morning. Can I help you?
– I’m not feeling very well. I think I have flu.
– What are your symptoms?
– I have a headache and a cough.
– Do you have a temperature?
– No, I don’t think so.
– Are you allergic to any drugs?
– I’m allergic to penicillin.
– No problem. This is ibuprofen. It’ll make you feel better.
– How many do I have to take?
– Two every four hours.
– Sorry?. How often?
– Two every four hours, if you don’t feel better in 48 hours, you should see a doctor.
– OK, thanks. How muchs is that?
– That’s $6,99, please.
– Thank you.
– You’re welcome.