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4: La vida que vivimos

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    Welcome to chapter 4, “La vida que vivimos.” In chapter 3, you explored and reflected on your own culture and deepened your understanding of other cultures. In this chapter, you will describe the way you and others live and examine how daily activities can reflect culture and other values. You will begin by sharing some of your daily habits and routines with classmates. Afterward, you will reflect on how those daily routines may or may not be representative of your values, perspective, or culture. Finally, you will discuss what parts of your routine are important to you and what parts you hope to change. You will talk with classmates about what prevents you from living the life you want to live and discuss how some of those obstacles might be addressed. As always, you will build vocabulary and grammar skills to help you express yourself and understand what others share.

    • 4.1: Module A - Habits and customs
      Welcome to chapter 4, “La vida que vivimos.” In this first module, you will begin discussing your daily habits and frequent customs. You will also learn more about the routines of others and some differences in daily routines between the US and other places. You will begin to discuss how our routines and other frequent activities are affected by culture and the way they reflect values. You will identify important vocabulary and begin sharing about your own frequent activities with more fluidity.
    • 4.2: Module B - Our daily routines
      In this module, you will continue learning more about daily routines and identify important vocabulary for describing your average day in more detail. You will work on describing how habitual activities can change based on context. You will build interpretive skills by reading about and listening to others’ routines, and you will work with classmates to compare and contrast those routines alongside your own.
    • 4.3: Module C - The customs we value
      In this module, you will continue sharing information about your routines and daily habits and explore how those actions reflect your values or beliefs. You will learn and share information about foods and drinks and discuss how what we eat, the ways we eat, who we eat with, and when we eat impact our daily lives. You will also look at the routines of several people and discuss how the way they prioritize their time may provide evidence of their values and perspectives.
    • 4.4: Module D - Breaking patterns
      In this module, you will continue discussing regular activities and habits with your classmates but will also talk about what changes you may want to make to your current routines. You will reflect on needs and wants and identify how your routine may be dependent upon outside factors. You will also explore ways to maintain healthy habits as you balance your many roles and responsibilities.
    • 4.5: Reflection and review
      With this review, you will wrap up chapter 4. As we close the theme of “La vida que vivimos,” you will reflect on how you want or expect your routine to change in the future. You will demonstrate your ability to express your thoughts in writing, work with peers and your instructor to edit your writing, and continue building writing skills. You will also reflect on your language-learning experience so far and determine how you want to approach the next chapter.
    • Prelude to Chapter 4

    Thumbnail: Unas personas disfrutan el sol: unas se besan, unas charlan, una bebe mate, otras leen. [1]

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