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5: Soy un genio

I am a genius

Sofía takes Charlie and Quique to the Reina Sofía Museum where they meet Blanca, a museum guide, who tells them about some of Spain's most famous artists. Sofía tells a story about a bear which is lost in the museum and Uncle Manu sings about the joy of painting. Key vocabulary includes giving directions and key grammar includes adjectival agreement and word order.

Clip 17: En camino al museo

On the way to the museum

Quique, Charlie and Sofía are on their way to the Museo Reina Sofía, Spain's national museum of 20th century art. They meet, Blanca, a museum guide who tells them about some of Spain's greatest artists.

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Clip duration: 04 37

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Clip 18: Cuento: Perdido en el museo

Story: Lost in the museum

Twins Miriam and Félix visit a museum with their grandfather, but just as they are about to leave they realise that someone important has been left behind and they have to retrace their steps.

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Duration: 04 16

Themes, Vocab and Grammar

Themes and vocabulary Grammar and pronunciation
opinions adjectival agreement and word order
directions imperfect tense in set phrases (era, había and tenía) to say what things used to be like
colours Spanish artists - in particular Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) and Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) - and the Reina Sofia

Clip 19: Volviendo a casa

Returning home

Quique, Sofía and Charlie return home on foot. On on the way Charlie learns how to give directions in Spanish and that there's more than one way to say he/she/it is - es and está - depending on the context.

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Clip duration: 03 42

Key vocabulary 1

Spanish English
Direcciónes Directions
a la izquierda on the left, to the left
a la derecha on the right, to the right
todo recto straight on
cruza cross
sigue continue
la calle street, road

Clip 20: Canción - Píntame un retrato

Song - Paint me a picture

A song in praise of using your imagination to paint a picture, like the great Spanish artists Picasso, Goya, Velézquez and Dalí.

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Clip duration: 02 33

Key vocabulary 2

Spanish English
En la ciudad In town
la casa house
la estación station
el hospital hospital
el piso flat
la plaza square
en metro by metro