Premio Planeta

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level B1

Learn about this lucrative and prestigious book prize with a reading and listening exercise that can help you practise El Futuro Simple, plus relative and subordinate clauses.

Exercise: Premio Planeta

Listen to the audio, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later.

Text by Ana Matilla and audio by Inma Sánchez.

Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 1 answer

ΕλισάβετC1Kwiziq community member

porque sea una gran seguidora

Hola Inma,

I do not understand the use of subjunctive here. Can you, please, explain?

Un beso

Ελισάβετ


Asked 5 days ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ελισάβετ

Here in this sentence we could have used the indicative or the subjunctive -both would have been correct grammatically.

We chose the subjunctive to indicate that that bit of information is something either already known or some background information that we don't need to present as something new; so, this is what our sentence in the reader conveys here:

Si estoy tan nerviosa, no es porque sea una gran seguidora de estos premios,...

However, we could have also used the indicative here saying:

Si estoy tan nerviosa, no es porque soy una gran seguidora de estos premios,..

Here, the intention of the speaker is to highlight that bit of information and somehow present it as something new to the listener -this is when we use the indicative.

I hope this helped.

Inma

 

porque sea una gran seguidora

Hola Inma,

I do not understand the use of subjunctive here. Can you, please, explain?

Un beso

Ελισάβετ


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