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

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Heidi, one of the members of the theatre group Expresiones, has gone on a trip to Montevideo, in Uruguay. A friend of hers there, Javier, is letting her stay in his flat. He has left her a note recommending some of the sights in the city. Complete the gaps in his message using the words and phrases from the box. Look up any words you don't know in the dictionary.

Vocabulario

gira turn
parrilla (la) here, grilled fish
medio y medio (el) literally, half and half; a mixture of white and sparkling wines

Complete el mensaje.

Hola Heidi,

¡Montevideo es preciosa! Tiene unas avenidas y unos edificios muy bonitos y antiguos. Te recomiendo la Plaza de la Constitución, la plaza más antigua de Montevideo, en el casco antiguo. A un __________ la plaza está El Cabildo, el Museo Histórico y Archivo Municipal, y al __________ está la Iglesia Matriz. __________ allí está la Plaza Zabala. __________ la calle Solís está la Rambla con unas vistas al mar espectaculares. __________ a la izquierda y allí está el Mercado del Puerto, un sitio ideal para comer una parrilla y tomar un “medio y medio”.

Besos,

Javier

Answer

Hola Heidi,

¡Montevideo es preciosa! Tiene unas avenidas y unos edificios muy bonitos y antiguos. Te recomiendo la Plaza de la Constitución, la plaza más antigua de Montevideo, en el casco antiguo. A un lado de la plaza está El Cabildo, el Museo Histórico y Archivo Municipal, y al otro lado está la Iglesia Matriz. Cerca de allí está la Plaza Zabala. Al final de la calle Solís está la Rambla con unas vistas al mar espectaculares. Gira a la izquierda y allí está el Mercado del Puerto, un sitio ideal para comer una parrilla y tomar un “medio y medio”.

Besos, Javier

MONTEVIDEO

Montevideo was founded in 1726 and many of its early residents were from the Canary Islands. As the capital of Uruguay, it dominates the country's political, economic and cultural life. Montevideo developed around its port, one of the most important in the Southern Cone. It experienced a construction boom in the early 19th century, when some of the original buildings of the 1720s, such as El Cabildo and the Iglesia Matriz, were remodelled.

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