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

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

11 A guide to Spanish instructions

Busque Look for
Cambie (al plural) Change (to the plural)
Coloque Place
Complete (la tabla / el diálogo) Complete (the table / the dialogue)
Compruebe Check
Construya frases Make sentences
Conteste las siguientes preguntas Answer the following questions
Corrija las faltas Correct the mistakes
Dé ejemplos Give examples
Describa Describe
Elija una opción Choose an option
Enlace las columnas Match up the two columns
Escoja la opcion correcta Choose the correct option
Escriba (en inglés / en español) Write (in English / in Spanish)
Escuche (el extracto) Listen to (the extract)
Grábese en su cinta Record yourself on your tape
Lea (el texto) Read (the text)
Marque con una cruz Put a cross (= tick)
Mire (el mapa) Look at (the map)
Ordene (las palabras) Put (the words) in order
Participe Take part
Ponga (las frases) en orden Put (the sentences) in order
Pregunte Ask
Rellene los espacios Fill (in) the gaps
Repita (otra vez) Repeat (again)
Responda a Reply to, respond to, answer
Siga las instrucciones Follow the instructions
Subraye Underline
Tache Cross out /Cross off
Traduzca (al inglés) Translate (into English)
¿Verdadero o falso? True or false?

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