Tuesday the 13th

Spanish A1 writing exercise

Martes y trece

Learn about the curse of Tuesday the 13th. In this exercise, you'll practise El Presente, modal verbs, the general use of prepositions, and gender/number of nouns/adjectives.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "calendar", "luck", "country", "god", "war", and "culture".

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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If you want to do important things, you have to avoid Tuesday the thirteenth on your calendar. This is the day of bad luck in countries like Spain, Cuba and Argentina. Mars is the Roman god of war and Tuesday has the red planet of violence and destruction. Also, the number 13 brings bad luck in many cultures. That's why Tuesday thirteenth it's a bad day for doing business.

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