Elcano: sailing into history's horizon

"Elcano: navegando hacia el horizonte de la historia"
Spanish C1 writing exercise

Join Elcano on a historic voyage, where the seas become a canvas for extraordinary tales.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "sailor", "irrevocably", "bravery", "sails", "expedition", "wonder (miracle)", "to intertwine (be twisted together)", "to propel (drive, push)", "to circumnavigate" and "indelible".

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In the bustling port of Seville, a bold sailor named Juan Sebastián Elcano prepared his ship for a voyage that would irrevocably change the course of history. With great bravery, he raised the sails of his ship, the Victoria, and embarked on an exciting expedition that would take him to explore unknown seas. As the Victoria progressed, the challenges and wonders were intertwined in his journey. On distant shores, Elcano and his crew faced raging storms and discovered exotic islands that no one had visited until then. Every day, they became more immersed in the greatness of the ocean, carrying with them the courage that propelled them forward. Finally, after circumnavigating the Earth, Elcano and the Victoria returned to Seville. His epic feat not only transcended known maps, but also left an indelible mark in history as an extraordinary achievement in the field of maritime exploration.

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