Mecano (A2)
Spanish writing exercise


Learn about Mecano, a famous Spanish band from the eighties. In this exercise, you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, how to say "other", El Pretérito Indefinido, and gender/number of nouns with a different ending from -o/-a.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "technopop", "vocalist", "voice" and "accompanied".

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Mecano was a Spanish technopop band that was active between the eighties and nineties. Ana Torroja was their vocalist, with a very soft and delicate voice. She was accompanied by the Cano brothers and by other bassists and drummers. They all made a phenomenal team. People from that time danced to the rhythm of their music, with fantastic themes that they played in all the discos. My favorite song is "I can't get up today", from 1981.

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