Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Spanish A1 writing exercise

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

John would like to visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. In this exercise you'll practise El Presente, the preposition "para" to express purpose, El Futuro Próximo, regular gerunds and the contracted article "del".

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "dream", "cathedral", "to walk", "to enter (go inside)", "magnificent", "pilgrim" and "certificate".

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My name is John, I'm from England, and my dream is to walk (in order) to see the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. I'm going to start in Roncesvalles and I am going to walk to Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral is very old. Upon entering, you can see a magnificent piece of work. It is called The Portico of Glory. The cathedral is the end of the Camino de Santiago and the pilgrims receive a certificate.

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