The Spanish Christmas Lottery

"El Gordo"
Spanish A2 writing exercise

Learn about the Spanish Christmas Lottery known as El Gordo.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a (lottery) ticket", "to spend money", "to tempt", "a draw" and "winning numbers".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

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I have already bought my lottery tickets for "El Gordo". The truth is that I feel fairly nervous because I have spent a lot of money to try my luck. I hope to get all my money back! This lottery is more important than others and has always been very famous not only in Spain but also abroad. I am going to follow the draw on the television and I am going to note down all the winning numbers on a piece of paper. Buy your ticket if you haven't yet bought it!

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