When I first arrived in Barcelona nearly 6 years ago, I did not have any work organised. In those idyllic days I could wander the sunny streets at leisure and pick a nice cafe terrace to sit at and have a coffee. There were two main factors making up my decision of which cafe to choose. 1. The quality of the coffee and 2. did they have newspapers to read.
Before I knew many people and before I had a TV in my apartment, the newspapers were my main source of Spanish language input. I used to sit and copy out short articles, so that I could look up unfamiliar words later at home. The news is a good choice of reading matter as you generally know the outline of the story already so you can concentrate on the grammar and not get too lost.
The challenge for today is to pick a short news article from your favourite online Spanish language news site (you do have a favourite Spanish language news site, don’t you? Mine is El Pais) and to copy it out. Then write a short summary of the article in your own words. Pick a length that you think you can manage without getting stuck and if you feel proud of your effort, please post it below in the comments.
Did you managage to do the last challenge? I added my list of 20 new words in the comments of the Spanish challenge 4 page. It’s amazing what words I have managed to avoid learning even after living here a long time.
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