Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

10.1.2 Test your grammar

1 Complete the following sentences using appropriate adjectives from the box. Make sure that the endings are correct too. More than one answer is possible in each case.

Complete las frases con la forma apropiada del adjetivo.

famoso • europeo • interesante • inacabado

  • (a)  La Sagrada Familia es una iglesia __________.

  • (b)  Las salas de la Ciudad de las Ciencias y las Artes son muy __________.

  • (c)  Los monumentos públicos normalmente son a personalidades __________.

  • (d)  Chile es un país latinoamericano muy __________ .

2 Give the adjectives their correct endings.

Complete el texto.

Dos edificios muy diferentes

El primero es un edificio alt___ . En la primer___ planta hay unas oficinas. En la segunda planta hay salas muy grand___ y ruidosas. También hay un bar, con unos sillones muy cómod___ y unos ventiladores de estilo colonial. Enfrente de este edificio, hay una casa antigua y muy bonit___.

3 Change the verbs in the following sentences to correspond with the forms in brackets.

Transforme las frases.

  • (a)  (nosotros) Voy a la oficina.

  • (b)  (vosotros) Vas al cine.

  • (c)  (ellos) Va al supermercado.

  • (d)  (yo) Sabemos dónde está Marta.

  • (e)  (tú) ¿Sabéis dónde está la monitora?

4 Write sentences with estar based on the following information.

Construya frases.

  • Ejemplo

  • María / Sevilla

  • María está en Sevilla.

  • (a)  La Alhambra / Granada

  • (b)  Las ruinas aztecas / México

  • (c)  El barrio Carrasco y la Plaza Zabala / Montevideo

  • (d)  Nosotros / Cuba

  • (e)  Patricio y la familia de Isabel / Valencia

Actividad 10.1

Answer

  • Test your vocabulary

  • 1 (a) – (iii) cómoda (comfortable) is incorrect as we don’ t usually talk about churches in terms of their comfort.

  • (b)  – (ii) festiva (festive) is the odd one out as we don't usually talk about the atmosphere in a railway station.

  • (c)  – (iii) un campanario (a bell tower) is not a feature you would normally find in a bar!

  • (d)  – (ii) un ayuntamiento (town hall) is not something you would find in a sports centre.

  • (e)  – (iii) sellos (stamps) is not usually used with the verb sacar .

  • 2 (a) Dinero . (The other words refer to places /buildings .)

  • (b)  Aeropuerto. (The others refer to means of transport, whereas this is the building where the means of transport is based.)

  • (c)  Sello. ( The others refer to banking transactions .)

  • (d)  Mercado. ( The others refer to religious buildings .)

  • (e)  Ventanilla . ( The others refer to objects you can usually find in a Hispanic bar .)

Revision A good way of memorizing and organizing vocabulary is to classify it. For example, separate the words you have learned for places by putting them into two columns: one for the places you usually go to, and another for the places you don't usually go to
  • Test your grammar

  • Here is a possible answer. (a) inacabada, (b) interesantes, (c) famosas, (d) europeo.

  • Dos edificios muy diferentes

    El primero es un edificio alto . En la primera planta hay unas oficinas. En la segunda planta hay salas muy grandes y ruidosas. También hay un bar, con unos sillones muy cómodos y unos ventiladores de estilo colonial. Enfrente de este edificio, hay una casa antigua y muy bonita.

  • 3 (a) Vamos a la oficina.

    (b) Vais al cine.

    (c) Van al supermercado.

    (d) dónde está Marta.

    (e) ¿ Sabes dónde está la monitora?

  • 4 (a) La Alhambra está en Granada.

    (b) Las ruinas aztecas están en México.

    (c) El barrio Carrasco y la Plaza Zabala están en Montevideo.

    (d) (Nosotros) estamos en Cuba.

    (e) Patricio y la familia de Isabel están en Valencia.

Revision Now review all the grammar you have studied so far. Go back to the ‘Overview’ , look at the column ‘Language points’ and tick the grammar points that you feel confident handling. If you feel you need more practice with any of them, go to the relevant exercises and try doing them again.
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