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Carnival night (A2)
Spanish writing exercise

Noche de carnaval

Learn about a typical carnival night in southern Spain. In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, El Pretérito Indefinido, indefinite pronouns and demonstrative pronouns.

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to attend (to be present at)", "carnival (season preceding Lent)", "mask dance", "atmosphere (ambiance)" and "to return (to go back)".

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Last night I attended my first carnival. It was in Cadiz, in the south of Spain. I saw many people dressed up in the street and there were various activities, for example masked dances, passacaglia music and fireworks. Everything was happening at the same time! There was an amazing atmosphere. Also, I learned that a chirigota is a group of people that sing humorous popular songs. I want to return to Cadiz on these dates.

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