Spanish essay about a future holiday
I have an essay in for Wednesday about plans for a holiday using future tenses. Is this ok and does it use grammar correctly. Thanks!
El próximo año voy a ir a Barcelona en España por dos semanas con mi novia. Viajaremos en avión desde el aeropuerto de Birmingham porque es más rápido y comodo que viajar en tren o en autobús. Sin embargo es más caro. Nosotros planeamos visitar la Sagrada Familia y, quizás, algunos museos. También quiero ver un partido de fútbol en el Camp Nou, pero mi novia no quiere. Durante la noche, nosotros caminaremos por la cuidad y comemos comida tipica de la region, por ejemplo paella, gambas al ajillo o faves a la Catalana. También podríamos intentar algunos bares o clubes en un par de noches si tenemos suficiente dinero. Me voy a ahorrar 600 con suerte. Iremos en primavera, así que espero que el clima será agradable. Fui a España el año pasado con mi familia y fue muy divertido.
Next year I am going to go to Barcelona in Spain for two weeks with my girlfriend. We will travel by plane from Birmingham Airport because it is quicker than travelling by train or coach. However it is more expensive. We plan on visiting the Sagrada Familia and maybe some museums. I also want to watch a football game at the Nou Camp, but my girlfriend doesnt want to. During the night we will walk through the city and eat food typical of the region, for example paella etc We might also try some bars or clubs on a couple of nights if we have enough money. We will go in spring, so I hope the weather will be nice. I went to Spain last year with my family and it was really fun.
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El próximo año voy a ir a Barcelona en España por dos semanas con mi novia. Viajaremos en avión desde el aeropuerto de Birmingham porque es más rápido y comodo que viajar en tren o en autobús. Sin embargo es más caro. Nosotros planeamos visitar la Sagrada Familia y, quizás, algunos museos. También quiero ver un partido de fútbol en el Camp Nou, pero mi novia no quiere. Durante la noche, nosotros caminaremos por la cuidad y comemos comida tipica de la region, por ejemplo paella, gambas al ajillo o faves a la Catalana. También podríamos intentar algunos bares o clubes en un par de noches si tenemos suficiente dinero. Voy a ahorrar 600 ... Iremos en primavera, así que espero que el clima será agradable. Fui a España el año pasado con mi familia y fue muy divertido.
1.. Accents ex: regi ó n = region and c ó modo = comfortable
examples: Eres inteligente = You are inteligent (familiar form used with friends family, children/young people and pets)
¡Tenemos mucha hambre! = We are very hungry! Tenemos can only refer to the personal pronoun form: we (literally: we have much hunger)
The English personal pronouns they and you are both translated in Spanish using son (if the verb ser is used) or están (if the verb estar is used)
in which case you can say: Ustedes están leyendo = You are reading or Ellos están hablando = They are talking/speaking if the subject/s (person/people)to whom the action refers is not clear from the context!
El próximo año próximo voy a ir a Barcelona en España por dos semanas con mi novia. Viajaremos en avión desde el aeropuerto de Birmingham porque es más rápido y comodo que viajar en tren o en autobús comma here no capital "s" in sin , sin embargo es más caro. Nosotros planeamos visitar la Sagrada Familia y, quizás, algunos museos. También quiero ver un partido de fútbol en el Camp Nou, pero mi novia no lo quiere. Durante la noche, nosotros caminaremos por la cuidad y comemos comeremos comida tipica de la region, por ejemplo paella, gambas al ajillo o faves a la Catalana. También podríamos intentar algunos bares o clubes en un par de noches si tenemos suficiente dinero. Me voy a ahorrar 600 con suerte. Iremos en primavera, así que espero que el clima será agradable. Fui a España el año pasado con mi familia y fue muy divertido.
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Por favor ilumine una vela en Sagrada Familia por el jubilado que no puede viajar.
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Making Future Plans in Spanish: IR + A + Infinitive
¡Bienvenido a una nueva lección! In this lesson, we will learn to use the structure “IR + A + Infinitive” for making future plans in Spanish. This lesson will includes several examples and explanations that will help you talk about your future plans in Spanish too. We will introduce some new vocabulary through several conversations about someone’s plans for the weekend, summer vacations and other scenarios. Moreover, you will have the chance to practice listening. Let’s start…
Introductory video: Making plans in Spanish with IR + A + Infinitive
First of all, we will ask you to watch a short video introducing different questions for “what are your plans?” in Spanish. The video also presents the forms or conjugations of IR for each pronoun. It will show you several examples using the verb IR to talk about places, talk about activities and talk about your future plans in Spanish as well. The video has subtitles in English so you can read what the narrator is saying.
Describing your plans in Spanish and Asking about Others
What are your plans in spanish.
In order to ask about plans in Spanish, we normally use any of these three questions or variations of them:
- ¿Cuál es tu plan para el lunes? (What’s your plan for Monday?)
- ¿Qué planes tienes para hoy? (What are your plans for today?)
- ¿Qué vas a hacer mañana? (What are you going to do tomorrow?)
As you may notice, we need a tilde on each question word in Spanish as in “Cuál” or “Qué”. Besides, possessive adjectives helps us to indicate whose plans we would like to know about. if you feel like asking differently, you also can do it using the verb TENER (to have) like in the second example above. A time expression should be added after the word PLANES to let the other person know the plans for the date we are interested on .
You may use Spanish time expressions like “para este fin de semana, para hoy, para las vacaciones, para esta noche”. For example, to ask “what are your plans for today” in Spanish we would say “¿Cuáles son tus planes para hoy ?” and “what are your plans for tomorrow” would be “¿Cuáles son tus planes para mañana ?”. Other ways to ask “what are your plans” in Spanish including “¿Qué piensas hacer esta noche?” and “ ¿Qué vas a hacer esta noche? ” (using the verb IR + A + Infinitive ).
Describing your future plans in Spanish with IR + A + Infinitive
In order to say what you are going to do in Spanish, you will need to know the specific form of the verb in the future tense or else use the Spanish verb IR + A + Infinitive. We hope you already know how to conjugate IR, but if you can review its conjugations in our lesson about irregular verbs or check its different forms in the video above. When IR is used for the future tense in Spanish, it is necessary to place the preposition A (to) after any of his conjugations, that is between IR and the verb in infinitive. Here is the basic grammatical structure for making future plans in Spanish using IR plus infinitive:
Subject + IR + A + Infinitive + Spanish time expression
Some examples following this pattern are: “ Yo voy a ver una película” and “ Nosotros vamos a jugar futbol”, where both words VOY and VAMOS are forms of IR in Spanish. The subject is optional most of the time and the activity actually depends on what you are going to do, which could be anything from household chores (los quehaceres) to hobbies (pasatiempos).
Examples of Future Plans in Spanish using IR + A + Infinitive
Here are some examples of future plans in Spanish including more ways to ask and say your what you are going to do, apart from some new vocabulary. Please pay attention to the use of the verbs VISITAR, ACOMPAÑAR, PODER, GUSTAR and PROMETER . For the last conversation, the main difference in speech is the use of VOS instead of TÚ as well as the pronunciation of verbs and some sounds in the language. Press the play button to listen to the audio.
Example No. 1
- Alejandro: ¿Cuáles son tus planes para el fin de semana?
- Doris: Voy a visitar a mis abuelos ¿y tú?
- Alejandro: Yo voy a ir al cine con Katia… Van a presentar una película muy buena.
- Doris: ¿En serio? Prometo acompañarte la próxima vez.
- Alejandro: Dale, me parece una buena idea.
Example No. 2
- Alejandro: ¿Qué vas a hacer mañana Doris?
- Doris: Voy a estudiar para mi examen de inglés y después voy a salir un rato. ¿Qué van a hacer Katia y tú?
- Alejandro: Vamos a limpiar la casa… Está hecha un desastre.
- Doris: Vaya, ojala que no terminen cansados.
Example No. 3
- Doris: ¿Qué piensas hacer en las vacaciones?
- Alejandro: Planeo pintar la casa
- Doris: ¿Ya tienes la pintura?
- Alejandro: No, pero voy a comprar colores cálidos. También vamos a celebrar el cumpleaños de Sofía. ¿Qué planeas hacer tú?
- Doris: Solo voy a relajarme y a leer unos cuantos libros.
Example No. 4
- Alejandro: ¿Qué planeas hacer el fin de semana?
- Doris: Mauricio y yo vamos a ir al concierto de Katia. ¿Vos no vas a ir?
- Alejandro: Que tuani, pero no puedo ir… Es una lástima pero seguro que ustedes se van a divertir. Después de todo, a vos te gusta mucho la música de Katia.
- Doris: Ojala que nos podás acompañar la próxima vez.
- Alejandro: Dale… en la próxima sí.
DALE is an idiomatic word used in Nicaragua meaning “Deal!”. Another common word in Nicaragua is TUANI, which means “Cool!”. If you go to Nicaragua, you will hear the phrase ¡Qué tuani! (That’s cool!) a lot.
Listening Activity No. 1: My plans for the weekend in Spanish
Key expressions in conversation:.
- Quería hablar contigo means I wanted to talk to you
- ¡Qué rico! means So delicious!
- Vamos a pasar por ti means We are going to pick you up
Listening activity No. 2: Talking about vacation plans in Spanish
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Me encanta este sitio. En Costa Rica se usa Tuanis para “cool” Es “Tuani” en Nicaragua o es que no se oye la -s al final?
¡Que bueno que te guste el sitio! Nos alegra mucho. Ambas palabras significan “Cool”, pero en Nicaragua usamos TUANI, por ejemplo: ¡Qué tuani tu auto! o ¡Es tuani saber español! 🙂
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Higher Spanish Short Essay – Jobs, Future plans and Pocket money
Hello everyone (especially Callum who requested this information!)
Here is a file with vocabulary on the topic of part time jobs and future plans.
Jobs and Pocket Money
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Ir + a + Infinitive: The Near Future Tense in Spanish
Ir + a + infinitive is a simple Spanish formula for expressing the near future. In fact, a similar formula exists in English, where we swap ir for “going”:
- What are you going to do today?
- Who are you going to see?
- Where are you going to go this weekend for fun?
Discussing your plans and intentions for the future are an important part of daily conversations and in Spanish, there are two ways to accomplish this:
- The simple future
- The near future
In this blog post, we are going to explore the near future using the ir + a + infinitive formula!
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Going to the Future
When you talk about the near future, you say you’re “going to do” something—this is called the futuro próximo , or the futuro idiomático.
In contrast to the simple future , the near future doesn’t involve a lot of new endings and accents. This is convenient and quick to learn because once you get the formula down, you won’t have to memorize any new verb endings!
How to Form the Near Future Tense in Spanish
First, let’s look at an example in English:
“I am going to call you later. “
Unlike in English, the near future tense in Spanish uses the present simple conjugation of ir (voy) instead of the present continuous (yendo) :
Te voy a llamar más tarde.
So, what is the formula?
Present simple conjugation of ir + a + infinitive verb
- Always use the present simple conjugations of the verb ir .
- Always include the word a between ir and the infinitive verb.
- An infinitive verb in Spanish is one that ends in -ar , -er , and -ir .
Refresh the Present
If you already have the present simple conjugations of the verb ir memorized, then this form will be very easy for you! If not, you can use this following chart to refresh your memory:
Using the formula, you can create sentences such as:
Yo voy (ir) a (a) caminar (infinitive).
Tú vas (ir) a (a) saber (infinitive).
Nosotros vamos (ir) a (a) correr (infinitive).
Now, you give it a try! Which other sentence can you make using ir + a + infinitive ?
When Do I Use the Near Future Tense?
Now, you have everything you need to form the near future with ir + a + infinitive . But, when do you use it?
1. For the Immediate Future
If you are talking about what you are going to do shortly ( ahorita ), you’ll use the ir + a + infinitive formula .
This could include things that you’re going to do in 5 minutes or 5 days—it all depends on your definition of “soon.” Either way, the near future is the appropriate tense to use.
Lo voy a hacer ahorita. I am going to do it right now (soon).
¿Vas a venir con nosotros? Are you going to come with us?
2. For Making Plans
The type of plans that use the near future tense are more tentative and not exactly set in stone. Maybe you haven’t yet bought your flight to Mexico, but you’re looking for a cheap one. Maybe your friend hasn’t invited everyone to the party yet, but she marked it down in her calendar.
Vamos a ir de vacaciones a México en diciembre. We’re going to go on vacation to Mexico in December.
Ella va a tener una fiesta el sábado. She’s going to have a party on Saturday.
3. For Setting I ntentions
Intentions are like New Year’s resolutions—sometimes they happen, sometimes they don’t. And then there are times when they do happen, but just not how we expected them to. Whatever the case may be, we need to use the near future formula ir + a + infinitive in Spanish to express things that we intend to do.
Lo voy a hacer mañana. I’m going to do it tomorrow.
Voy a limpiar mi cuarto más tarde. I’m going to clean my room later.
Useful Spanish Time Expressions
Here are some useful words and expressions you can to use to specify when you are going to do something. These are commonly matched with ir + a + infinitive.
Hoy – Today
Mañana – Tomorrow
Más tarde – Later
Esta tarde – This afternoon
La semana que viene – Next week
El mes que viene – Next month
El año que viene – Next year
Esta noche – Tonight
Mañana por la mañana – Tomorrow morning
Mañana por la tarde – Tomorrow afternoon
Mañana por la noche – Tomorrow night
Future Tenses in Spanish: Near vs Simple
When it comes to expressing your intentions, you can use both Spanish future tenses: near and simple.
Despite having a slightly different connotation, or feel, to them, they are appropriate and completely acceptable when talking about your intentions.
Here are some examples to make your life a bit easier!
Near Future: (ir + a + infinitive)
Voy a practicar mi español más. I’m going to practice my Spanish more.
Practicaré mi español más. I will practice my Spanish more.
Vamos a hablar de eso después. We’re going to talk about that later.
Hablaremos de eso después. We will talk about that later.
Let’s Practice: ¡Practiquemos!
Of course, la práctica hace al maestro (practice makes perfect). To make sure you can use the near future formula ir + a + infinitive with ease in your next Spanish conversation, test yourself below with some exercises and take a look at our Spanish Academy TV episode on all the future tenses in Spanish below. It is in Spanish, so it will give you extra practice.
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Ir + a + Infinitive: Spanish Exercises
To form the near future, we use a special formula. What is it?
present simple conjugation of the verb _______ + _________ + __________________
Conjugate the verb ir in the present simple tense:
yo _____________ tú _____________ él/ella/usted _____________ nosotros _____________ ellos/ustedes _____________
List the three uses of the near future:
Conjugate the verbs using the near future formula: ir + a + infinitive
- Ella me (llamar) mañana.
- ¿Qué (hacer) tú para tu cumpleaños?
- Yo (terminar) mi tarea después.
- Nosotros (ir) a una fiesta. ¿(venir) tú también?
- Ellos (averiguar) que necesitamos llevar a la reunión.
- ¿Qué (llevar) puesto tú a la fiesta?
- Ellos nos (decir) su respuesta mañana.
- ¿Qué (necesitar) nosotros para el viaje?
- Yo no te (decir) nada. ¡Es un secreto!
- Nosotros (investigar) más sobre el tema.
Answer Key to the Near Future: ir + a + infinitive
present simple conjugation of the verb ir + a + infinitive verb
Conjugate the verb ir :
yo voy tú vas él/ella/usted va nosotros vamos ellos/ustedes van
- immediate future
Conjugate the verbs in the following sentences in the near future :
- Ella me va a llamar mañana.
- ¿Qué vas a hacer tú para tu cumpleaños?
- Yo voy a terminar mi tarea después.
- Nosotros vamos a ir a una fiesta. ¿Vas a venir tú también?
- Ellos van a averiguar que necesitamos llevar a la reunión.
- ¿Qué vas a llevar puesto tú a la fiesta?
- Ellos nos van a decir su respuesta mañana.
- ¿Qué vamos a necesitar nosotros para el viaje?
- Yo no te voy a decir nada. ¡Es un secreto!
- Nosotros vamos a investigar más sobre el tema.
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Future Plans Essay
500+ words future plans essay.
Everyone has dreams and plans for the future. In our childhood, we dream of becoming a doctor, an engineer, an astronaut, etc. It’s we who really know best what we like. We know what we want in our life. Future plans can be different for different students. Below is just a sample essay that students can use for reference. This future plan essay will help students to write an effective essay on their future plans. They can also get the list of CBSE Essays on different topics for their practice. It will boost their score in English exams and also help them to participate in various essay writing competitions.
My Future Plan
I often wonder about my future as I am about to finish my schooling. There are a number of questions in my mind, and the one which mostly revolves around my mind is which profession I should choose. It is difficult for me to make a choice because I am aware that the decision will impact my entire life. I always dream of a profession that I can enjoy, that brings a challenge to me and satisfies me. I believe in a job that is like a hobby for me. I just don’t want to do the job to make money. Instead, I want to love my profession and duty. Also, my job should be such that I contribute to society and help people.
From my childhood, I always wanted to treat people and cure their diseases. So, to fulfil this dream of becoming a doctor, I have some future plans. Firstly, I have to complete my secondary schooling. Then, I have to complete my higher secondary education, and thereafter, I would like to study in a prestigious medical college and later become a doctor.
Studying medical science takes a long time. It is a difficult course and requires a tremendous amount of hard work and patience. I hope that I will be able to meet all the challenges and complete my studies well. After the completion of my studies, I would like to work in a hospital, so I can make my dream come true.
During my studies, I will have to work on different biology projects. The experience of working on these projects will give me insight into science and help me in becoming a good doctor. In addition, I also have to develop patience and diligence. During the summer vacations, I will have to work under a good doctor as an assistant nurse. It will help me to get real-life experience of how doctors work. Moreover, the learning will help me to deal with patients, nurses, doctors and staff of the hospital. It will be the best kickstart for my career as a future medical student.
As for now, I am focusing on my studies and looking forward to completing my schooling. I do have a future plan for my family. But, before that, I would like to travel the world. I want to visit different countries like America, Finland and London and travel to all the continents. After finishing my education and going on a world trip, I would like to settle down in my life. So, I will get married and would love to have a small family. I would like to have a small home in a natural and calm place where I can live and enjoy myself with my family.
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