Christmas wishes (A2)
Spanish writing exercise

Deseos de Navidad

Maribel and her children had a great time shopping in the mall. In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, El Pretérito Indefinido and indefinite adjectives.

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "mall (shopping centre)", "Christmas shopping", "queue (line)", "video game" and "moment".

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Yesterday I went with my children to the mall (in order) to do Christmas shopping. Suddenly, we saw Father Christmas talking with many children. My children went to the queue [US: the line] (in order) to ask for gifts. When it was their turn, they were very happy and each one sat next to Santa Claus. David asked for a race car and Roberto asked for a videogame. I took several photos (of them) (in order) to immortalise this moment.

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