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

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

2.1 Actividad

Actividad 2.1

1 Here are some pictures of famous monuments. Say whether you think they are in Latin America or in Spain. See how many you can guess.

Escriba dónde están los monumentos.

Vocabulario

fachada (la) front, façade
gente (la) people

2 Listen to the next extract, in which some people are being interviewed about different buildings and places in Valencia. Then note the adjectives mentioned. In most cases two are used. The first has been done for you.

Escoja la opcion correcta.

bonito animado festivo antiguo alto grande
la plaza de toros
los bares (en Valencia)
la estación (de tren)
el campanario del Miguelete
el Mercado Central
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Raquel:
Pista 38
William:
Listen to these descriptions of some places in Valencia.
Raquel:
Escuche las descripciones.
Raquel:
a) ¿Cómo es la plaza de toros?
Voxpop - woman:
Muy bonita. Es muy grande
Raquel:
b) ¿Cómo son los bares?
Voxpop - man:
Animados, y festivos, como Valencia misma.
Raquel:
c) ¿Cómo es la estacion de Valencia?
Voxpop - woman:
Antigua, de fachada antigua.
Raquel:
d) ¿Cómo es el campanario del Miguelete?
Voxpop - woman:
Es muy grande…..alto ..
Raquel:
e) ¿Cómo es el Mercado Central?
Voxpop - woman:
El Mercado Central es muy grande …..
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3 Now write sentences based on the table you have just completed.

Escriba frases.

Ejemplo

La plaza de toros es bonita y grande.

Answer

  1.  

    • (a) Seville, Spain (La Giralda).

    • (b) Granada, Spain (La Alhambra).

    • (c) Barcelona, Spain (La Sagrada Familia).

    • (d) Santiago, Chile (La Casa de la Moneda).

    • (e) Montevideo, Uruguay (El Cabildo).

  2. La plaza de toros: bonita, grande.

    • Los bares (en Valencia): animados, festivos.

    • La estación (de tren): antigua.

    • El campanario del Miguelete: alto, grande.

    • El Mercado Central: grande.

  3. Here is a possible answer:

    • Los bares en Valencia son animados y festivos. La estación de tren es antigua.
    • El campanario del Miguelete es alto y grande.

    • El Mercado Central es grande.

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