Buena Vista Social Club (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

Buena Vista Social Club

Learn about the Buena Vista Social Club, a famous Cuban band. In this exercise, you'll practise relatives, past tenses, the position of pronouns, and some conjunctions.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to popularise", "children's story", "anecdote", "sand" and "to compose".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise
How the test works

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

When I get home, I'm going to listen to a great Cuban music group that is called the Buena Vista Social Club. Its first album was released in 1996, it popularised the Cuban son and its artists became known worldwide. I love the song "Chan Chan". It is inspired by a children's story that tells the adventures of Juanica and Chan Chan, who were building a house and they went to the sea to look for sand. Compay Segundo, the author of the song, says he dreamed of it before formally composing it and that it brings back very good memories.

Getting that for you now...