Pedro Paulet (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

Pedro Paulet

Discover who Pedro Paulet was. In this exercise you'll practise the difference between El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido, the position of pronouns, how to express the beginning and end of a period in Spanish, and relatives.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to be passionate about", "astronautics", "humble", "especially", "to become obsessed", "scholarship", "rocket" and "precursor".

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Seriously, I'm passionate about Pedro Paulet, a Peruvian considered the father of astronautics. He was born in Arequipa at the end of the 19th century, to a humble family. At the school where he studied, he started reading several Jules Verne novels that caught his attention, especially the book "From the Earth to the Moon". This book changed his life and he became obsessed with making that trip a reality. In 1895 he traveled on a scholarship to Paris in order to study chemical engineering and he designed a rocket engine powered by liquid fuel, which would be the precursor to today's rockets.

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