Getting started with Spanish 2
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5 Reading comprehension

Read this brief email sent by Verónica to her friend Marta. First concentrate on understanding the gist – there is some vocabulary provided below to help. When you have a rough idea of the email's meaning, try completing the multiple choice questions underneath.

Activity 3

Hola Marta:

Soy miembro de Acción Solidaria en Chile. El objetivo de nuestra organización es facilitar y ayudar con trabajar distintos a los discapacitados. ¡Quieren y pueden trabajar! Ofrecemos cursos para fabricar objetos, aprender carpintería, informática y hacer repostería.  Los discapacitados fabrican objetos, aprenden carpintería y a usar computadoras. Es bonito. Todos aprendemos mucho.

También trabajamos en escuelas especiales con niños de todas las edades con limitación físicas o mentales. Tenemos colaboradores que usan la lengua de señas en las clases cuando los niños tienen discapacidad auditiva. Los niños aprenden mucho y están contentos.

Mi hermano también colabora con la asociación. Él da clases de carpintería y yo contacto con nuestros colaboradores para organizar actividades. ¿Colabora con nosotros?

Un abrazo,


ayudar to help
discapacitado a disabled
hacer repostería baking
la computadora (LAm) computer
la lengua de señas sign language
la discapacidad auditiva hearing disability

Which statement best describes what the email is about?


Sending Marta publicity about Acción Solidaria, the organisation she works for.


Telling Marta what sort of work this organisation does.


The sort of work the organisation does and asking Marta to collaborate.

The correct answer is c.

What does Acción Solidaria do in special schools?


Acción Solidaria trains teachers.


Acción Solidaria works with the children.


Acción Solidaria teaches languages.

The correct answer is b.

What does Verónica’s brother do?


He is a teacher.


He is a student.


He works in IT.

The correct answer is a.


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