Writing practice - tourism - Foundation/Higher

As well as writing about holidays, you may also need to give your opinion on types of holidays and tourism in general. Try to think of some advantages and disadvantages of tourism. Here are some useful phrases to get you started:

el turismo tiene muchas ventajas/desventajastourism has many advantages/disadvantages
algunos turistas se comportan malsome tourists behave badly
el turismo ayuda la economíatourism helps the economy
crea experiencias positivasit creates positive experiences
está destruyendo/mejorando la cultura y las tradicionesit is destroying/improving culture and traditions
el turismo genera empleostourism generates employment
Question

Try writing an email to your Spanish friend about holidays and tourism. Remember to respond to all parts of the question.

Escribe un correo electrónico a tu amigo/a español/a sobre las vacaciones y el turismo (Write an email to your Spanish friend about holidays and tourism).

Puedes dar más información, pero tienes que incluir... (You can give more information, but you have to include...)

  • adónde fuiste de vacaciones el año pasado (where you went on holiday last year)
  • tu opinión del turismo (your opinion of tourism)
  • cuáles serían tus vacaciones ideales (what your ideal holiday would be)

Escribe aproximadamente 90 -120 palabras en español (Write approximately 90 -120 words in Spanish).

El año pasado fui a Torremolinos con mi familia y lo pasamos muy bien porque hizo un tiempo mucho mejor que en Inglaterra.

En mi opinión, el turismo es muy importante para un país porque ayuda la economía y crea empleos. Sin embargo hay muchas desventajas también.

Generalmente voy de vacaciones con mi familia, pero preferiría ir con mis amigos porque son menos aburridos. Para mis vacaciones ideales iría a las islas Galápagos porque me interesa la naturaleza. Me gustaría visitar todos los sitios de interés.

Translation:

Last year, I went to Torremolinos with my family and we had a very good time because the weather was much better than in England.

In my opinion, tourism is very important for a country because it helps the economy and creates jobs. However there are many disadvantages too.

I usually go on holiday with my family, but I would prefer to go with my friends because they are less boring. For my ideal holidays, I would go to the Galapagos Islands because I am interested in nature. I would like to visit all the places of interest.

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