Public examinations

Spanish B1 writing exercise

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Roberto dreams about passing the special exams required to become a firefighter in Spain. In this exercise you'll practise El Futuro Simple, position of pronouns, and conditional clauses with "si".

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "Andalusia", "exam", "to attend", "advice", "competition (competitors)", and "permanent contract".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

I'm about to start taking public examinations to become a firefighter in Andalusia. I've been studying eight hours a day for more than a year to prepare well for the exams. Also, I have attended a specialist school with an exam trainer who gives you useful advice to take into account the day of the exam. There are not too many vacancies and I'm going to have a lot of competition, but I'm not losing hope. If I manage to pass with a good grade, I can have a permanent contract and at last I will be a firefighter.

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