Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
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6.3 Actividad

Actividad 6.3

You work as a receptionist in a gym. Somebody who has arranged to meet some friends there asks you whether you know where they are. Some of them have left you a note of where they are but some haven't.

1 Answer the following questions, using the information on the notes people have left you.

Responda a las preguntas.

  • (a) ¿Sabes dónde está Mónica?

  • (b) ¿Sabes dónde está Juan?

  • (c) ¿Sabes dónde está Ignacio?

  • (d) ¿Sabes dónde está Ramón?

  • (e)  ¿Sabes dónde está la monitora?

2 You join a new sports centre and you want to know where things are. Listen to the audio and answer, following the prompts.

Escuche y responda.

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Raquel:
Pista 46
William:
You are now going to be asked to locate different things in a sports centre.
Raquel:
Escuche y responda
Raquel:
Ejemplo
Fernando:
¿Dónde está la piscina?
William:
<next to reception>
Maria:
Al lado de recepción
Raquel:
Ahora Ud.
Raquel:
a)
Fernando:
¿Dónde están los vestuarios para caballeros?
William:
<next to reception>
Maria:
Al lado de recepción
Raquel:
b)
Fernando:
¿Dónde están los vestuarios para señoras?
William:
<behind reception>
Maria:
Detrás de recepción
Raquel:
c)
Fernando:
¿Dónde está el almacén?
William:
<next to the sauna>
Maria:
Al lado de la sauna
Raquel:
d)
Fernando:
¿Dónde están los aseos?
William:
<behind the bar>
Maria:
Detrás del bar
Raquel:
e)
Fernando:
¿Donde está el bar?
William:
<between the gym and the swimming pools>
Maria:
entre el gimnasio y las piscinas
Raquel:
f)
Fernando:
¿Donde esta la monitora de natacion?
William:
<in front of you>
Maria:
delante de usted
Fernando:
¿como?
Maria:
Delante de usted, yo soy la monitora de natacion
Fernando/Maria
risas
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Vocabulario

al lado de next to
delante de in front of
detrás de behind
entre between
en in, on, at

Español de bolsillo

¿Dónde está la monitora? Where is the instructor?
No sé. I don't know.
¿Está en el gimnasio? Is she in the gym?
¿Sabes dónde está el gimnasio? Do you know where the gym is?
Sí, está en el primer piso. Yes, it’ s on the first floor.
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Raquel:
Pista 61
Dónde está la monitora. No sé. Está en el gimnasio. Sí, está en el primer piso.
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3 Now record yourself on your blank tape asking different people where the following things are. Pay particular attention to the form of the verb, which will change according to whom you are addressing.

Grábese en su cinta.

  • Ejemplo

  • (tú) la piscina

  • ¿Sabes dónde está la piscina?

  • (a)  (usted) los vestuarios

  • (b)  (ustedes) el bar

  • (c)  (vosotros, -as) la sauna

  • (d)  (tú) el gimnasio

Answer

  • 1 (a) Sí, está en el bar.

  • (b)  No, no sé.

  • (c)  Sí, está en la sauna.

  • (d)  Sí, está en los vestuarios.

  • (e)  No, no sé.

  • 3 (a) ¿Sabe dónde están los vestuarios?

  • (b)  ¿Saben dónde está el bar?

  • (c)  ¿Sabéis dónde está la sauna?

  • (d)  ¿Sabes dónde está el gimnasio?

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