The Spanish Christmas Lottery

Spanish A2 writing exercise

El Gordo (A2)

Learn about the Spanish Christmas Lottery known as El Gordo. In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Perfecto, "already/yet", indefinite and quantitative adjectives, comparatives and El Imperativo.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"a (lottery) ticket", "to spend money", "to tempt", "a draw" and "winning numbers".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
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How the test works

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I have already bought my lottery tickets for "El Gordo". The truth is that I feel fairly nervous because I have spent a lot of money to try my luck. I hope to get all my money back! This lottery is more important than others and has always been very famous not only in Spain but also abroad. I am going to follow the draw on the television and I am going to note down all the winning numbers on a piece of paper. Buy your ticket if you haven't yet bought it!

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