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

3.4 Actividad

Actividad 3.4

Isabel, the Spanish theatre director of the group Expresiones, decides to take some time off to see the sights of Santiago.

Listen to the audio clip below to hear what the guide says about three different places in Santiago. Then look at the places marked (a), (b) and (c) on the map below and decide which they are. Choose from: Mercado Central; Casa Colorada; Catedral y Palacio del Arzobispo.

Escuche, mire y decida.

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Transcript: Santiago

Pista 41
Now you are going to listen to three short guided tours of Santiago.
Escuche tres visitas guiadas a Santiago de Chile.
Estamos en la antigua estación de ferrocarril Mapocho, al lado del rio Mapocho. Cerca de esta estación está el Mercado Central.
Cerca de la Plaza de Armas, en la calle Merced, está la Casa Colorada, la antigua casa del governador español.
Estamos en la plaza de Armas. En un lado de la plaza hay varias tiendas. Al otro lado, enfrente de las tiendas, está la Catedral y el palacio del Arzobispo.
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Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. Mercado Central

  2. Casa Colorado

  3. Catedral y Palacio del Arzobispo

  • a.(b)

  • b.(c)

  • c.(a)

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = c
  • 2 = a
  • 3 = b

Español de bolsillo

Está al lado del Ayuntamiento.It's next to the Town Hall.
Está enfrente de las tiendas.It's opposite the shops.
Está cerca del Mercado Central.It's near the Mercado Central.
Está lejos de aquí.It's a long way from here.
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Pista 59
Está al lado del ayantuamiento. Está enfrente de las tiendas. Está cerca del mercado central. Está lejos de acqui
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