Color television (A2)
Spanish writing exercise

La televisión a color

Learn about the discovery of color television. In this exercise you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, El Pretérito Indefinido, indirect object pronouns and gender/plural of nouns with different ending from o/a.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "color television", "to appear (to come into view)", "trichromatic", "promising" and "since then (between then and now)".

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The color television appeared in Mexico in 1940. Guillermo González was its creator and based on an Australian patent, he developed a trichromatic system, that broke the monotony of black and white. This technology had a promising future and people liked it. It was a revolution in those years and many countries asked permission (in order) to use this invention. Since then, color television has been a worldwide success.

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