Spanish Language Story: El viaje de David 2



Spanish Language Story: Part 2 of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 2 - En Barcelona).
Level: Low Intermediate (B1).
The Story: 5 minutes. Shootout Game (10 key verbs): 1 minute.

David is at his aunt and uncle's place in Barcelona. After he's had something to drink and taken a quick nap, he asks his uncle if he could show him some old family photos. The next days, David's cousin María shows him around the city. They go to see La Sagrada Familia, a magnificent church built by the architect Antonio Gaudí. On another day, they go shopping on the famous Paseo de Gracia. Afterwards, they go to a café (una cafetería) and have something to drink: una horchata (a drink made from tigernuts) and un cortado (an espresso with milk).

Hear and read Part 2 of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 130 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story several times and try to listen without translating the words. 
Say each sentence aloud after (or along with) the native speaker.
To hear a sentence again, click on it (before continuing to the next screen).
Note: in context, words for "he, she, we" etc are often omitted in Spanish unless they are needed for clarity.

Shootout Game: 10 Key Verbs

  • comer - to eat
  • beber - to drink
  • enseñar - to show
  • dormir - to sleep
  • despertar - to awaken
  • preguntar - to ask
  • tener - to have
  • escribir - to write
  • necesitar - to need
  • comprar - to buy

On a desk- or laptop you can roll over the translation (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice all of the words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España.


Spanish Language Story: El viaje de David 1



Spanish Language Story: Part 1 of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 1 - En el avión)
Low Intermediate Level: B1.
The Story: 3 minutes. Shootout Game (10 key verbs): 1 minute.

David flies from Boston to Barcelona. On the plane, he chats in Spanish with the woman sitting next to him. At the Barcelona airport he gets picked up by his aunt Carmen, who lives in Barcelona.

Hear and read Part 1 of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 120 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story as often as you like. Try to understand as much as you can without translating.
To hear a sentence again, click on it (before continuing to the next screen).
To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence aloud, just after or right along with the speaker.
Note: in context, words for "he, she, we" etc are often omitted in Spanish unless they are needed for clarity.

Shootout Game: 10 Key Verbs

  • hablar - to speak
  • volar - to fly
  • dar - to give
  • practicar - to practice
  • aprender - to learn
  • visitar - to visit
  • estar - to be
  • quedarse - to stay
  • recoger - pick up, get
  • vivir - to live

The English translation is available on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España.


Spanish Language Game: Bienvenido



Try this Spanish Language Game "Bienvenido" (Welcome).
Learn and practice 12 Spanish words and phrases, in the context of a mini-story.
David arrives at the home of his aunt and uncle in Barcelona.
This mini-story is also part of our Spanish 1 course. (You can play the full Spanish 1 course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Say each of the words and phrases OUT LOUD, several times if you can.
It will sharpen your pronunciation and help you remember them!
As you play, click on the Spanish to hear it again.

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • Bienvenido - Welcome
  • a nuestra casa - to our house
  • cómo fue - how was (it)
  • tu vuelo - your flight
  • bastante largo - rather long
  • te gustaría - you would like (familiar)
  • beber - to drink
  • algo - something
  • un zumo de naranja - an orange juice
  • estaría genial - (it) would be great
  • ven conmigo - come with me (familiar)
  • a la cocina - to the kitchen
     

The two starred words (*) are forms of the Spanish conditional:
1.  te gustaría - you would like (3rd p. conditional of "gustar", to like)
2. estaría - it would be (3rd p. conditional of "estar", to be)
Don't worry about these forms, just be aware of them. As you progress in Spanish, you'll become familiar with this grammar pattern and begin to recognize it when you see or hear it.
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More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE.
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.


Spanish Language Game: En el avión



With this Spanish Language Game "En el avión" (On the Airplane), you learn and practice 12 easy Spanish words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
David, a young traveler, is on the flight from Boston U.S. to Barcelona Spain.
This mini-story is also part of our Spanish 1 course. (You can play the full Spanish 1 course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD after the speaker. Your pronunciation and listening skills will improve! 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • un zumo - a juice
  • la manzana - the apple
  • un zumo de manzana - an apple juice
  • por favor - please
  • usted habla / habla - you speak (formal) [hablar]
  • español - Spanish (language)
  • sí, pero ... - yes, but ...
  • es - is, it is [ser]
  • la primera vez - the first time
  • que - that (conjunction)
  • yo vuelo / vuelo - I fly [volar]
  • a España - to Spain

Note: In Spanish, the words for "I, you, he" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
To better remember words and phrases, review them visually, or even write them out on a sheet of paper or on small index cards.
But most importantly, always say the Spanish OUT LOUD, several times if you can.
Please share us with your friends who also want to learn Spanish or one of our other languages.

More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE.
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.