Writing practice - Foundation/Higher

Try writing an article about your favourite films and books.

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There are four bullet points to cover so it's important to spend an equal amount of time on each one. Remember to use a past tense to talk about something that you read or watched recently and a future tense to talk about your plans for reading a new book.
Question

Tu profesor te ha pedido escribir un artículo para un blog para adolescentes españoles sobre el cine y la lectura. Escribe un artículo para el blog (Your teacher has asked you to write an article for a blog for Spanish teenagers about cinema and reading. Write an article for the blog).

Debes incluir los puntos siguientes (You must include the following points):

  • describe tu película preferida (describe your favourite film)
  • algo divertido que leíste o viste recientemente (something fun that you read or watched recently)
  • explica lo que es un buen libro (explain what makes a good book)
  • los planes que tienes para leer una nueva novela (the plans that you have to read a new novel)

Escribe aproximadamente 80-90 palabras en español (Write approximately 80-90 words in Spanish).

Sample answer:

Mi película preferida es una comedia porque me hace reír muchísimo. Los actores son muy entretenidos y me encanta la banda sonora. Recientemente fui al cine para ver una nueva película de acción. En mi opinión los efectos especiales eran increíbles y el argumento era interesante. Para mí, un buen libro tiene una historia de misterio o miedo. Prefiero leer cuentos con protagonistas fuertes y valientes. Este fin de semana voy a descargar un libro electrónico. Me gustaría leer el nuevo libro de mi autor favorito.

Translation:

My favourite film is a comedy because it makes me laugh loads. The actors are very entertaining and I love the soundtrack. Recently I went to the cinema to see a new action film. In my opinion, the special effects were incredible and the plot was interesting. For me, a good book has a mystery or horror story. I prefer to read stories with strong, brave main characters. This weekend I am going to download an e-book. I would like to read the new book by my favourite author.

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