The Hive (A1)
Spanish writing exercise

La Colmena

Learn about La Colmena, David's favourite book. In this exercise you'll practise El Presente, the verb "gustar", possessive adjectives, and general use of basic prepositions.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "reading", "bed", "novel", "interesting", "history" and "to think".

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I like reading. I usually read at night in bed. My favorite book is The Hive by the writer Camilo José Cela. It is a very interesting novel. It talks about Madrid society from the forties after the Civil War. I really like Spanish history and I think the testimony of the novel is very realistic.

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