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

7.1 Actividad

Vocabulario

cargarhere, to charge
consultarhere, to check
saldo (el)bank balance
cambiarto change (money)
cuenta corriente (la)current account
sello (el)stamp
comprarto buy

Actividad 7.1

Part 1

Here is a ‘to do’ list. Which things do you think you could do in a bank in Spain?

Escoja la opcion correcta.

a. 

sacar dinero


b. 

sacar entradas de teatro


c. 

cargar el teléfono móvil


d. 

mandar un correo electrónico


e. 

consultar el saldo de la cuenta corriente


f. 

comprar tarjetas de autobús y metro


g. 

comprar sellos


h. 

cambiar dinero


The correct answers are a, b, c, e, f and h.

Answer

Some notes:

sacar entradas de teatro, comprar tarjetas de autobús y metro – some banks in Barcelona sell these.

Things you don't usually do in a bank:

mandar un correo electrónico, comprar sellos – you can buy stamps at an estanco, a government-licensed tobacconist and newsagents.

Part 2

Match the following verbs with the corresponding phrases.

Enlace.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. cargar

  2. consultar

  3. comprar

  4. sacar

  5. mandar

  • a.el teléfono móvil

  • b.el saldo de la cuenta corriente

  • c.una tarjeta de metro y bus

  • d.un correo electrónico

  • e.entradas de teatro

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = a
  • 2 = b
  • 3 = c
  • 4 = e
  • 5 = d

Discussion

comprar can also be used with entradas, but is less common.

Part 3

Now listen to somebody asking for different things in a bank. What are they trying to do, and where are they directed? Make notes below. It may be easier if you pause after each dialogue.

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Transcript

What is this person asking about in the bank?
(a)
Perdone ¿para cambiar dinero?
Aquí, en la ventanilla uno.
(b)
Perdone ¿para cargar el móvil?
En el cajero automático.
(c)
Perdone ¿para sacar entradas de teatro?
En la ventanilla tres.
(d)
Perdone ¿para sacar dinero con la tarjeta de crédito?
En el cajero automático.
(e)
Perdone ¿para cambiar euros?
Pase a la ventanilla uno.
(f)
Perdone ¿para ser millonario?
¡Ja! ¡La lotería, hijo!
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Answer

Ventanilla 1: cambiar dinero, cambiar euros.

Ventanilla 3: sacar entradas de teatro.

Cajero automático: cargar el (teléfono) móvil, sacar dinero con tarjeta de crédito.

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