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Learning activity 1

Evidence: The time is now

This evidence is divided into two parts: A composition and an audio file. Read the
instructions below and make sure you complete both tasks.

Fuente: SENA

A. Answer the questions below. Use the examples as models of the grammar and
vocabulary you have to use.

1. Why didn’t you study English before? (List at least 5 reasons in a


composition.)

Example:

One of the reasons why I didn’t study English before it is because I thought it
was too difficult. I didn’t understand my English teacher at school and that
was frustrating.
 I did not study English because I did not have time to study, I did
not have time to study because I worked for a long time.

 I did not study English because I lived in a place where there


were no institutes where they taught English.

 I did not study English because I thought English was difficult to


learn because when I was in school I did not understand the
teacher.

 I did not study English because I did not have enough money to
pay for my studies, when I was little I did not have any money.

 I did not study English because I thought English was not as


important as it is now.


2. How different would things be if you had learned English before? (Name and
explain at least 5 things.)

Example:

If I had learned English some years ago I would have accepted a job a
multinational company offered me five years ago. One of the requirements
was to speak English and my level back then was very low.
 If I had learned English, I would have been able to work in a large
company.

 If I had learned English, I would have worked as an English


teacher in an institute.

 If I had learned English, I would have lived in the United States.

 If I had learned English, I would have understood the films in


English and would not have had to put subtitles.

 If I had learned English, I would have been able to meet people


from many parts of the world.

B. Record an audio file of yourself answering the following questions. Use the
examples as models of the grammar and vocabulary you have to use.

1. Why are you studying English? (List and explain at least 4 reasons.)

Example:

I’m studying English because I finally decided that if I want to improve my


professional profile becoming bilingual is essential

Answer/

 I am studying English because I finally got a boyfriend, but she speaks


English and for that reason I am learning to speak English.
 I am studying English because I finally like English and because
English is the most important language in the world.
 I am studying English because I finally found an opportunity to work in
a great international company.
 I am studying English because I can finally travel to the United States
with a cousin and I want to meet more people.
2. In what ways are you going to benefit from this learning?

Example:

Being competent in English is going to increase the opportunities of landing a more


satisfying and better-paid job. We live in an international open market and English
is the most important language.

Answer/

 Being competent in English is going to help me to meet more people in


other countries of the world.
 Being competent in English is going to increase my chances of getting the
best jobs because now companies need bilingual people.
 Being competent in English is going to help me travel to the United States
and get my VISA to go live with my cousin in Los Angeles.
 Being competent in English is going to increase the possibilities of studying
a specialization is a country from abroad.

When you finish your work, send the files to your instructor through the platform as
follows:

1. Click the title of this evidence.


2. Click Examinar mi equipo and look for the files in your computer. Make sure the
files are attached.
3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional).
4. Click Enviar.

Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning


guide in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, know how to
develop them and deliver them correctly.

Criterios de evaluación
 Formula consecuencias hipotéticas a cursos de acción distintos en el
pasado en el contexto requerido.
 Comunica ideas sobre iniciativa y aprendizaje autodirigido usando el
vocabulario requerido.