At Cartagena beach (A2)
Spanish writing exercise

En la playa de Cartagena

Juan went to the beach with some of his friends yesterday. In this exercise, you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, quantitative adverbs, El Pretérito Indefinido, and the gender of nouns ending in -dad.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "yesterday", "coast", "sand (beach)", "turquoise blue", "tamale" and "umbrella (beach)".

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Yesterday I was with my friends on a very beautiful beach. It was in Cartagena de Indias, a city on the coast of Colombia. The sand was white and very fine, and the sea water was turquoise blue. We sunbathed on the beach, we ate some tamales and we drank raw sugar cane water. It was a very nice day but it was too hot and we didn't get out from under the parasol.

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