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

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

5.1 Actividad

Actividad 5.1

1 Look at this photo of a bar in Havana, Cuba. What can you see? Below it is a list of objects, some of which appear in the photo. Tick the ones you can see. Look up the words you don’ t understand in the dictionary.

Escoja la opcion correcta.

(a) el taburete
(b) el televisor
(c) la actuación en vivo
(d) el ventilador
(e) las tapas
(f) las bebidas
(g) la máquina tragaperras
(h) la barra
(i) el billar
(j) los periódicos
(k) el equipo de música
(l) el sofá

2 Read the following description from a Havana guide book. What kind of place do you think it is? Choose one option.

Lea y escoja una opción.


ventilador (el) fan
máquina tragaperras (la) slot machine
actuación en vivo (la) ive performance/ concert
comida (la) food
también also
Benny Moré
Uno de los locales con más estilo de La Habana. Está situado en el barrio de La Habana Vieja. De ambiente tradicional. Hay fotos del famoso músico de los años 50, Benny Moré. Por la noche hay una actuación de música en vivo y cócteles buenísimos. Y, por supuesto, también hay comida tradicional criolla.
  • (a) una discoteca

  • (b) un restaurante

  • (c) un polideportivo

3 Which phrase was used to describe what is in this place? Write down two examples.

Escriba dos ejemplos.

  • Ejemplo

  • “Hay fotos del famoso músico de los años 50, Benny Moré”.

The verb haber is used to express the idea ‘there is’ or ‘there are’ . There is only one form of the verb with this meaning: hay, which is why the form is the same in the singular and the plural.
Hay unas mesas.
Hay un ventilador.
No hay una máquina tragaperras.
Note the form of the indefinite article when only one object is mentioned (un/una) and when several objects are mentioned (unos/unas):
Hay unasilla.
Hay unos sofás.


  1. (a), (d), (f), (h).

  2. (b).

  3. “ … hay una actuación de música en vivo y cócteles buenísimos”.

    “ … hay comida tradicional criolla”.


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