The Gate of the Sun

"La Puerta del Sol"
Spanish B1 writing exercise

Discover why The Gate of the Sun is os popular for New Year's Eve in Spain.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "square (public place)", "grapes" and "to welcome (greet gladly)".

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The Gate of the Sun is a Spanish square which is located in the centre of Madrid. Many tourists stop there every day and (they) take pictures in front of the square's clock. Every December 31 many people gather there in front of the clock to eat the grapes together at the same time as the chimes sound and (they) welcome the New Year when the last chime ends. I hope that we go this year (in order) to make some wishes and to start the year with joy. It would be a magical feeling!

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