Dancing an aurresku (B2)
Spanish writing exercise

Bailando un aurresku

Learn about the aurresku, a famous dance from the Basque Country. In this exercise, you'll practise impersonal statements followed by the subjunctive, El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo, the passive voice, and how to say "no longer".

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "tribute", "step (dance move)" and "folk (music: in the folk style)".

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The aurresku is a typical dance of the Basque Country. It is danced as an accolade and is played by a chistulari who plays the chistu, a three-holed flute, and a dantzari, who dances it. This dance is very popular at weddings, tributes and public events in this region. When I was little, I went to dance classes and I learned to dance it fairly well. It's a shame that I no longer remember it like before and that I've forgotten what the steps are, but I really enjoy watching it on the street and also on television. The aurresku is one of the most important folk symbols of Basque culture.

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