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A Lesson About the Presidency for Spanish Speakers

A Lesson About the Presidency for Spanish Speakers

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We have just elected a new President!  In Fisher Hill’s English for the Spanish Speaker series, the fourth workbook has a lesson about the Presidency. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-4/ The English for the Spanish Speaker series has four easy to use workbooks.  Below are four pages from the lesson about the President.

Lesson 4  The President

Lección 4  El presidente

Vocabulary List Lista de Vocabulario
       1.     service        1.     servicio
       2.     to unify        2.     unificar
       3.     convention        3.     convención
       4.     army        4.     ejército
       5.     to resign        5.     renunciar
       6.     first        6.     primero
       7.     to win        7.     ganar
       8.     amendment        8.     enmienda
       9.     to serve        9.     servir
    10.     twice     10.     dos veces
    11.     leader     11.     líder

Conversation                                                        Conversación

1.  Tonight in class we are going to discuss the executive branch of the government.  Who is in charge of the executive branch? (teacher) 1.    Esta noche en clase vamos a hablar sobre la rama ejecutiva del gobierno. ¿Quién está a cargo de la rama ejecutiva? (maestro)
2.  The president of the United States of America is in charge of the executive branch. (student) 2.    El presidente de Estados Unidos de América está encargado de la rama ejecutiva. (estudiante)
3.  If the president should die who would take his/her place? (t) 3.    Si el presidente muriese, ¿quién tomaría su lugar? (m)
4.  The vice president would become president. (s) 4.    El vicepresidente se convertiría en presidente. (e)
5.  How many terms can a president serve? (t) 5.    ¿Cuántos mandatos puede servir el presidente? (m)
6.  The president can serve two terms. (s) 6.    El presidente puede servir dos mandatos. (e)
7.  How many years are in a term for the office of president? (t) 7.    ¿Cuántos años tiene el mandato para el cargo de presidente? (m)
8.  A term is four years. (s) 8.    El mandato tiene cuatro años. (e)
9.  Has a president ever served more than two terms? (t) 9.    ¿Algún presidente ha servido por más de dos mandatos? (m)
10.   Yes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt served four terms, but in 1951 the 22ndAmendment to the Constitution stated “no person shall be elected President more than twice.” (s) 10.     Sí, el presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt sirvió cuatro mandatos, pero en 1951 la 22ava. Enmienda a la Constitución dispuso que “ninguna persona deberá ser electa más de dos veces para el cargo de presidente.” (e)


Presidents of the United States

George Washington was the first president of the United States of America.  He helped the American colonies win their freedom from England and then played a large role in helping to unify the new states.  He was the eldest son of a well-to-do Virginia farmer. During the American Revolution, George Washington was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.  After the war, he was chosen president of the Constitutional Convention.  Because of his service in America’s fight for independence and his participation in helping to unify the states, George Washington was elected the country’s first president.  He served for two terms.  George Washington is known as “The Father of Our Country.”  Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy are other well-known presidents.  Several presidents died during their term of office and one president resigned.


Los presidentes de Estados Unidos

George Washington fue el primer presidente de Estados Unidos de América. Washington ayudó a que las colonias americanas ganaran su libertad de Inglaterra y luego desempeñó un papel muy importante en la unificación de los nuevos estados. Washington era el hijo mayor de un próspero granjero de Virginia. Durante la Revolución Americana, George Washington era el comandante en jefe del Ejército Continental. Después de la guerra fue elegido presidente de la Convención Constitucional. Debido a su servicio en la lucha de Estados Unidos por su independencia y su participación en la unificación de los estados, George Washington fue elegido el primer presidente del país. Sirvió dos mandatos. George Washington es conocido como el “Padre de nuestro país”. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt y John F. Kennedy son otros presidentes muy famosos. Varios presidentes murieron durante su mandato y un presidente renunció.

Fill in the Blank  *  Llene el Espacio

Llene cada espacio con una palabra de la lista del vocabulario.  Use cada palabra solamente una vez.       

  1. A person may be elected president _______________________ .
  2. What can you do to ________________________ your country?
  3. The colonists formed an _____________________ to fight for independence.
  4. Because of his _______________________  in the fight for independence, George Washington was elected president.
  5. He played a role in helping to __________________________ the new states.
  6. George was the __________________________ son of a Virginia farmer.
  7. Washington was chosen president of the Constitutional __________________________ .
  8. The _______________________ made a change to the Constitution.
  9. Who is the _____________________________ of the executive branch?
  10. Instead of facing impeachment, the president decided to _____________________________  .
  11. Who do you want to __________________________ the election?
  12. George Washington was the ___________________________ president of the United States.

Each workbook in the English for the Spanish Speaker series https://fisher-hill.com/english-series-to-english-for-the-spanish-speaker/ has eight lessons.  In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities.  In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government.  The print in the workbooks is large.  The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level.  The books get progressively more difficult.  The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level.  Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English.  The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English.  There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. There is a CD available for each workbook so the student can listen to the vocabulary lists, conversations and stories in English.

 You can view sample lessons from each workbook on our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com.  Just click on a workbook and then click on the blue box that says Sample Lesson.  Each workbook also comes as an ebook that you can download.

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