My father's self-portrait (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

El autorretrato de mi padre

Daniel had a lot of fun with his father's self-portrait. In this exercise, you'll practise idiomatic expressions with "darle por", "ir + y" and causal subordinate sentences with "por mucho que".

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to rule out" and "to be fashionable".

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My father's taken up painting and he went and made himself a self-portrait thanks to a technique he has learnt. We laughed so much when we saw it! It is true that it looks a lot like my father, but you just have to look at it a little more carefully to realize that the nose is somewhat bigger and the ears are a little rounder than in reality. Right now I'm not ready to make self-portraits but I don't rule it out in the future what with it being fashionable, although I also think the following: what do I want a self-portrait of myself for if I already have a lot of selfies on social networks?

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