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2: ¡Fiesta!

Party!

Charlie and Quique prepare for a birthday party. Sofía tells them a story about ¡La Tomatina! - the annual tomato festival which takes place in the Valencian town of Buñol every August. Uncle Manu sings a song to celebrate ¡La Fiesta! Key vocabulary includes numbers and dates and the question words ¿cuándo?, ¿cuánto? and ¿por qué?

Clip 5: En el piso de Quique y Sofía

In Quique and Sofía's

Quique and Charlie are blowing up balloons in preparation for a friend's birthday party and Charlie discovers how to say her own birthday in Spanish. She also finds out about other fiestas and saints’ days in Spain.

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Clip duration: 04 55

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Clip 6: Cuento - La Tomatina

Story - La Tomatina

Sofía tells a story in which Francisco visits his aunt's home in the Valencian town of Buñol and discovers the origins of La Tomatina, the annual Battle of the Tomatoes that takes place there every August.

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Clip duration: 03 57

Themes, Vocab and Grammar

Themes and vocabulary Grammar and pronunciation
numbers question words - eg ¿cuándo? (when?), ¿cuánto? (how many?), ¿por qué? (why?)
months of the year pronunciation of ce / ci / z sound
dates saints' days
birthdays festivals - 'La Tomatina'

Clip 7: En el piso de Quique y Sofía

In Quique and Sofía's flat

Quique and Sofía help Charlie to pronounce the c and z sounds in Spanish and how to say numbers from 1 to 100 correctly. They also talk about the question words ¿cuánto? ¿cuándo? and ¿cómo?

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Clip duration: 03 39

Key vocabulary 1

Spanish English
años (m.pl) years
¿cuándo? when?
¿cuánto? how many? how much?
el the
¡felicidades! best wishes, happy birthday
¡feliz cumpleaños! happy birthday
fiesta (f.) party, festival, celebration

Clip 8: Canción - ¡Fiesta, fiesta!

Song - Fiesta!

Uncle Manu sings about the joyful sights and sounds of a Spanish fiesta in which all generations take part.

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Clip duration: 02 45

Key vocabulary 2

Spanish English
hay there is, there are
mi my
¡mola mazo! super cool
porque no just because
vale ok
día (m.) day
día de santo (m.) saint's day