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I like playing the tambourine

"Me gusta tocar la pandereta"
Spanish A1 writing exercise

Learn about the most famous Spanish musical instrument during Christmas.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "usual", "tambourine", "Christmas carols", "sound", "Christmas Eve" and "to play an instrument".

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It is very common to play the tambourine at Christmas (in order) to sing Christmas carols. It is a percussion instrument with bells and it makes a very nice sound. Also, it is a fairly cheap musical instrument. People think that the tambourine comes from the Arabs. On Christmas Eve, my family and I sing with the tambourine. It is a beautiful moment because family is very important in Spain. I love playing the tambourine! And you, what instrument do you play?

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