Playing with the spinning top
Spanish writing exercise

Jugando con la peonza

Learn about the traditional spinning top toy . In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, El Pretérito Indefinido and the position of pronouns.

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Today's children do not play like before. They spend the day connected to the internet and they hardly socialise with others. I have very good memories of my childhood. I remember playing [with] the spinning top with my friends in the street. It was so much fun! Also, it was a cheap pastime that did not require a lot of money. I had to spin my spinning top for as long as possible and only the metal tip could touch the ground. I spent all afternoon playing [with] the spinning top. And you, what did you play with when you were little?

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