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8: ¡Hala Madrid!

Come on, Madrid!

Uncle Manu takes Charlie and Quique to the Madrid derby: Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid. Manu tells a fantastical story about the rivalry between the two clubs' stadiums and also sings about his love of football. Key vocabulary focuses on different sports and the key grammar includes comparative adjectives and superlatives.

Clip 29: El fútbol


Uncle Manu takes Quique and Charlie to the Madrid Derby at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. They talk about their favourite sports. Manu and Quique tell Charlie how to say the best and the worst.

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Clip duration: 04 56

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Clip 30: Cuento - El derbi madrileño

Story - The Madrid derby

On the mornng of the Madrid derby, the two teams' stadiums wake up early and argue about which of them is the best: Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu or Atleti's new stadium, Wanda Metropolitano.

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Clip duration: 04 19

Themes, Vocab and Grammar

Themes and vocabulary Grammar and pronunciation
sports comparative and superlative
¡qué va! (no way!) porque (why)
¡no me digas! (don't tell me!) interjections
- Spanish football - rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

Clip 31: Después del partido

After the match

Back at home, Sofía asks Quique and Charlie how they enjoyed the match. She then explains to Charlie how to use comparative adjectives and superlatives to compare things in Spanish.

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Clip duration: 03 36

Key vocabulary 1

Spanish English
estadio (m) stadium
futbolista (m/f) footballer
ganar to win
gol (m) goal
jugador (m) player
partido (m) match
portero (m) goalkeeper

Clip 32: Canción - A mí me gusta el fútbol

Song - I like football

Uncle Manu sings about how much he loves football.

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Clip duration: 02 29

Key vocabulary 2

Spanish English
aburrido boring
antiguo old (previous)
el más / el menos the most / the least
gracioso funny
jóven young
mejor better
pequeño small