The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

Spanish A2 writing exercise

La Guelaguetza en Oaxaca

María tells us about a wonderful festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Indefinido, adverbs of place, El Pretérito Imperfecto, and how to say "after doing something".

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "festival", "flower baskets", "happily (in a happy way)" and "food stalls".

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Last summer I was in Oaxaca and I attended a very nice festival which was called Guelaguetza. At this festival, there was a parade with women who carried flower baskets and danced happily. After watching the parade, I ate some enchiladas in some food stalls and I listened to traditional Mexican music. I had a great time there!