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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 didnt you study English before? (List at least 5 reasons in a



One of the reasons why I didnt study English before it is because I thought it
was too difficult. I didnt understand my English teacher at school and that
was frustrating.
The main reason why I had not studied English before, was because I
saw it unnecessary.

Another reason was because I studied my elementary school in a rural

school and we saw that subject by student requirement and not because
we liked it very much.

Did not understand and also did not pay much attention to that class, he
saw it as something impossible to learn.

I was frustrated not being able to learn easily the things that left us as

We did not have the sufficient tools to see this matter, besides the
primers that gave us with those subjects was very confusing.

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


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.
First of all, if I had learned English before, I would not feel so bad when I
find myself in need of speaking or understanding English and I succeed
in doing so.

I would not have let pass the opportunities to leave the country in
commission of work with the company with which I work.

I would have helped foreign tourists in several occasions when they ask
me something in English and I do not know what they are saying to me.

If I had taken English before, I would not be so difficult to do these virtual


Would have served me too much in my studies of tegnologia in

international negotiation.

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.)
I study English to get over myself.
it will open doors to new cultures, and I will get a better job.
it will give me access to a better education.
and because it will allow me to improve my sense of time by allowing me to
communicate in all kinds of situations.

2. In what ways are you going to benefit from this learning?

RTA: I will find myself a better job, learning English will open other doors allowing
me to know other cultures, and applying to my career would have the option of
being able to study in another country
Criterios de evaluacin
Formula consecuencias hipotticas a cursos de accin distintos en el
pasado en el contexto requerido.
Comunica ideas sobre iniciativa y aprendizaje autodirigido usando el
vocabulario requerido.