Open-air dances (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

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Carlos tells us about open-air dances in Spain. In this exercise you'll practise past tenses, how to say "the most/least" and the difference of meaning between some accentuated/non-accentuated words.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "wee hours".

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When we were younger we went to the village every summer and, as they were festivities, there were some great open-air dances. Before going to dance, we had dinner as a family and then we would meet up with our friends, at around 11 or 12 at night. Usually, the open-air dance began with paso dobles and rancheras for the elderly people, and later the music tended to be modern and lively with reggaeton for young people. The open-air dance lasted until the wee hours of the early morning and during breaks contests were held to choose the kings and queens of the party.

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