Snakes and Ladders (B2)
Spanish writing exercise

Serpientes y Escaleras

Rosalía tells us about Snakes and Ladders, a popular board game in Mexico. In this exercise you'll practise relatives, the position of adjectives for emphasis, verbs of change, and prepositions followed by infinitives.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "board (flat surface for playing a game)", "to reach", "to roll a dice", and "tolerance for frustration".

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Snakes and Ladders is an ancient game from India that has become a classic in Mexico. Players' pieces must move up on the board until they reach the end. When rolling the dice, if a player lands on the snake square, he has to go backwards on the board; however, if he lands on the ladders square, he will be able to advance more quickly towards the finish. What I like the most about this game is that certain aspects such as attention and tolerance for frustration can be worked on. Also, you don't need to spend too much time playing since the game usually lasts a few minutes and it doesn't get too annoying.

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