Sergio's errands (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

Los mandados de Sergio

Sergio tells us about the errands he does to help his mother. In this exercise you'll practise idiomatic expressions and subordinate clauses.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "errands" and "block (distance: street section)".

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I was sure that, when I was older, I would have to help my mother with errands. There are so many things to do every day! When doing errands you have to be fast, since many stores have reduced opening hours, even though the business hours were extended a lot recently. Yesterday, because I walked so much, my shoes [accidentally] broke and I had to return home to change them. My mum was so angry with me, because I've already had more than two broken pairs in just two weeks. As soon as I changed my shoes, I had to walk again four blocks to buy bread before they closed. But coming home, I became very happy since my mum had prepared a delicious meal and I could smell it from our very door.

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