Holidays and tourism is a broad topic. It is important to know the basic vocabulary, to understand written and spoken information and to be able to talk and write about your own holiday experiences.
Listen to the Spanish and decide what each of the holiday-makers is asking for. Choose the correct answer for questions 1-5.
A single room with air-conditioning
A double room with air-conditioning
A double room with a sea view
The swimming pool because she wants to sunbathe
The beach because she wants to swim
The swimming pool because she wants to swim
A boat trip to enjoy the views
A coach trip to see the coast
A boat trip to see the island
A boat trip to visit an old town
A coach trip to visit an old castle
A coach trip to visit an old town
Somewhere to go to get to know the cultural life of the city
Somewhere to go to experience the traditional food of the city
Somewhere to go to get to know the nightlife of the city
Read what these Spanish people say about their holiday. Choose the correct summary for questions 6-10.
Lo pasamos estupendamente. Hizo muy buen tiempo.
They had a great time and the weather was great
They had a great time despite the bad weather
They had a terrible time but the weather was good
Hizo mucho calor así que pasé todos los días sentada debajo de una sombrilla. Por eso no me bronceé.
It was very hot and she got sunstroke
It was very hot but she didn't get a tan
She spent every day sitting under a sunshade but she still got sunstroke
Nos alojamos en un hotel de lujo que tenía muy buenas instalaciones. Lástima que no tenía piscina.
It was a luxury hotel but the pool was rubbish
It was a luxury hotel but it didn't have a pool
It was a cheap hotel but it had good facilities
Fui de excursión a la sierra y conocí a una familia galesa muy simpática.
He/she went on a trip to the mountains and met a very nice Welsh family
He/she went on a trip to the mountains and met a very nice Scottish family
He/she went on a trip to the coast and met a very nice German family
Fuimos de excursión a un parque temático e hicimos una excursión en barco por la costa.
They went on a boat trip and a trip to a theme park
They went on an excursion to a theme park and a coach trip to the coast
They went on a boat trip to a children's play park and on another one to the coast