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Learning outcomes

  • Objetivos lingüísticos

  • Expresar sus gustos y preferencias en el contexto del arte;

  • Definir términos abstractos, especialmente en el contexto académico;

  • Expresar sentimientos y reacciones hacia acontecimientos específicos;

  • Analizar un cuento.

  • Objetivos culturales

  • Comprender que el significado de las categorías culturales, por ejemplo las de arte y artesanía, pueden variar
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10.4.1 Test your communicative skills

1 You are at the Hotel Francisco Aguirre in La Serena. Listen to and follow the directions given by the receptionist to find the following places. Mark them on the map with the numbers 1 to 4.

Escuche y siga las indicaciones.

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10.1.1 Test your vocabulary

  1. Note the incorrect option.

    Tache la opción incorrecta.

     

    • (a) La iglesia es…

      (i) gótica (ii) blanca (iii) cómoda

    • (b) La estación de tren es…

      (i) moderna (ii) festiva (iii) antigua

    • (c) En este bar hay…

      (i) una pista de baile (ii) unos sillones (iii) un campanario

    • (d) En el polideportivo hay…

      (i) unos ve
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9.7 TEST CULTURAL

Read the following sentences about cultural facts that have appeared in this unit and note whether each is true or false.

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9.5 CRUCIGRAMA

Complete the crossword (there's a printable version below). Which cities are the following buildings and districts in?

Complete.

  • Horizontales

  • 3 La Alhambra (7)

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9.3 PLATO DE ESPAGUETIS

Find out which of the following words go together by following the spaghetti strands.

Busque los pares.

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8.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to talk about some city hotels in Havana, Valencia, Barcelona and Santiago de Cuba, and find out about their local amenities and suitability for tourism.

Key learning points

  • Talking about location

  • Indicating approximate time and distance

  • Revision of adjectives


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7.6 Léxico básico


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7.5 Actividad

Actividad 7.4

You are now in a new city and want to find out about different things. Listen to the audio clip and do the exercise.

Escuche y pregunte.


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7.3 Actividad

Actividad 7.2

In this activity you will learn how to give directions.

biblioteca (la) library
cajero automático (el) cash machine
cambiar (dinero) to change (money)
correo electrónico (el) e-mail
cuenta corriente (la) current account
dinero (el)

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6.5 Espejo Cultural

Actividad 6.4

This activity will help you think about some of the possible differences between public places in Spain and Latin America, and in your own country.

1 Think of the different public places in Spain and Latin America that
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6.3 Actividad

Actividad 6.2

You decide to visit the sports centre to see the facilities for yourself. In the reception area, you overhear some conversations.

1 Listen to the audio clip and pick the areas metioned from the options below.

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6.1 Introducción

You are now going to find out about another public place: a sports centre. You will also explore the differences in attitudes towards public places in Spanish-speaking countries and your own.

Key learning points

  • Referring to location within a building

  • Asking and answering questions about location


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5.3 Actividad

Actividad 5.2

1 Look at the following picture of a bar. Write down what you see, using the structure hay + un/una.

Observe y escriba.


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4.8.2 Word clusters

Actividad 4.7

Which of the following adjectives go with the nouns below? Cross the odd one out. The first has been done for you.

Tache el intruso.

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4.7 Actividad

Actividad 4.6

Write questions appropriate to the following situations. Make sure you use the appropriate form of the verb.

Escriba preguntas.

  • (a) Somebody starts leaving the ho
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4.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to find out about everyday activities in the Hispanic world, and get to know the most popular places to go.

Key learning points

  • Saying where you are going

  • Using ir + a : ‘Voy a… ’

  • Vocabulary relating to public places


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3.4 Actividad

Actividad 3.3

Look at the map of South America and complete the following description using al lado de, y and entre.

Mire el mapa y complete el texto.

  • Chile
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3.1 Introducción

In this session you are going to find some famous public places by following simple instructions.

Key learning points

  • Prepositional phrases

  • Prepositions of place

  • Reviewing the verb estar to indicate location


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2.4 Actividad

Actividad 2.4

In this activity you are going to practise asking where different places in Valencia are and what they look like. A guide takes Patricio Bustos, an architect, around the city while he asks about the sights.

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