Spanish online reading and listening practice - level A2/B1
This reading and listening exercise is about how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata
. This is suitable for level A2
Spanish students but it contains some B1
elements. A tortilla de patata
is a simple dish and emblematic of Spanish cuisine, but do you know how to make one? Watch this video to find out, but be warned this is just one way! It may be a dish involving few ingredients but every family has their own way of doing it which for them is the "right way"!
This video is for A2 students but there is particular emphasis on the Pasiva Refleja
, which we cover in the B1 lesson: Forming passive sentences with se
. You will see that because of this in the translation we have used the passive throughout, even though in a recipe we might more naturally use the impersonal "you" form.
The Spanish word for "frying pan" is sartén
- you may have noticed that unusually I have not included the article to indicate if it is masculine or feminine. Here's the reason: in most of Spain and many Spanish American countries people say la sartén
, but in some parts of Spain and some Spanish American countries it is more common to hear el sartén
. Note that according the Real Academia Española sartén
is feminine. Here are the vocabulary lists associated with this reader:
Exercise: ¡A comer!
Watch the video, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook
to practise later.
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