Playing a hand drum in Jerez (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

Tocando una zambomba en Jerez

Carlos tells us about hand drums in Jerez. In this exercise you'll practise the position of pronouns, past participles as adjectives, superlatives with -ísimo/a and El Presente de Subjuntivo.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "Christmas carols" and "unique".

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I love playing the hand drum. It is a widely used musical instrument during Christmas in Jerez to sing Christmas carols. In this city, in the south of Spain, it is a tradition to play it in the street. The whole city becomes very jolly and people sing and dance non-stop. The hand drum is highly appreciated during Christmas in Jerez for its unique and special sound. For this reason, I recommend that you to try it if you haven't done it yet and to enjoy this instrument.

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