Listening questions - school trips and exchanges - Foundation

As well as extra-curricular activities, school trips and exchanges are an important part of school life. Many schools have links with a school in another country and organise annual exchanges with them.

Here is some useful vocabulary.

el viaje escolarschool trip
el viaje de fin de cursoend of term trip
el intercambioexchange
la familia de acogidahost family
el viaje de estudiosstudy trip
la visita (educativa)(educational) visit
la excursióntrip/excursion

Listen to this information and choose the correct answer for each question.

Question

How many students took part in the exchange?

A16
B26
C20
D36

B. The text says Este curso 26 alumnos de nuestro centro participaron en un intercambio escolar (This school year 26 students from our school took part in a school exchange).

Question

How long did the English students spend in Spain?

Aa month
B10 days
Ca week
D2 weeks

D. The text says durante dos semanas convivieron con las familias de acogida (for two weeks they lived with the host families).

Question

What did the students do during the exchange?

Athey went sightseeing
Bthey helped the teachers
Cthey went shopping
Dthey stayed in a boarding school

A. The text says tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar los sitios de interés de la capital española (they had the opportunity to visit sights of interest in the Spanish capital).

Question

When did the Spanish students return the visit?

Ain October
Bin February
Cin the summer
Din the holidays

B. The text says Entre el 11 y el 21 de febrero recibimos al grupo español en nuestro colegio (Between 11 and 21 February we received the Spanish group in our school).

Transcript:

Este curso 26 alumnos de nuestro centro participaron en un intercambio escolar con un instituto madrileño. En el mes de octubre viajaron en avión y durante dos semanas convivieron con las familias de acogida y asistieron a clase. También tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar los sitios de interés de la capital española. Entre el 11 y el 21 de febrero recibimos al grupo español en nuestro colegio y compartieron la vida familiar y escolar con nuestros alumnos.

Translation:

This school year 26 students from our school took part in a school exchange with a Madrid school. In the month of October, they travelled by plane and for two weeks they lived with the host families and went to classes. They also had the opportunity to go sightseeing in the Spanish capital. Between 11 and 21 February we received the Spanish group in our school and they shared family and school life with our students.