The Hive

"La Colmena"
Spanish A1 writing exercise

Learn about La Colmena, David's favourite book.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "reading", "bed", "novel", "interesting", "history" and "to think".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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How the test works

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I like reading. I usually read at night in bed. My favorite book is The Hive by the writer Camilo José Cela. It is a very interesting novel. It talks about Madrid society from the forties after the Civil War. I really like Spanish history and I think the testimony of the novel is very realistic.