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.
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 where they can see views of the coast
A coach trip where they can see views of the coast
A boat trip where they can see views of 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 people say about their holidays and choose the correct summary.
Lo pasamos estupendamente. Hizo muy buen tiempo.
They had a great time and it was great weather
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 they got sunstroke
It was very hot but they didn't get a tan
They spent every day sitting under a sunshade but they 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 small
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 family
Fuimos de excursión a un parque temático e hicimos un paseo marítimo 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 playpark and on another one to the coast