Topic: Where to Go

Topic: Where to Go

Tourism and Travel Vocabulary

  • Learn and practice common vocabulary related to tourism and travel, such as “hotel” (el hotel), “restaurant” (el restaurante), “airport” (el aeropuerto), and “museum” (el museo).
  • Familiarise yourself with Spanish language used in following and giving directions. This could include words such as “left” (izquierda), “right” (derecha), “straight on” (todo recto), or “turn around” (dar la vuelta).
  • Learn and memorise Spanish phrases and sentences commonly used in booking a hotel or a restaurant, asking for information, and gaining help in an emergency.

Vocabulary for Describing Places

  • Understand and use descriptive vocabulary to talk about places and their features, like “beautiful” (hermoso), “boring” (aburrido), “interesting” (interesante), and “dirty” (sucio).
  • Understand the differences between adjectives used to describe urban and rural areas. For example, “busy” (ocupado) or “noisy” (ruidoso) might describe city life, while “peaceful” (pacífico) or “scenic” (pintoresco) could be used to describe the countryside.

Discussing Opinions and Experiences

  • Learn how to express opinions on different places, using phrases like “I like…” (Me gusta…), “I would prefer…” (Preferiría…) or “I detest…” (Detesto…).
  • Be able to discuss travel experiences, using past tense verbs to describe what you did or saw.
  • Be familiar with using future tense to discuss future travel plans. Example: “I will visit…” (Voy a visitar…), “I plan to see…” (Planeo ver…)

Understanding Cultural and Environmental Context

  • Know how to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city compared to living in the countryside.
  • Be prepared to talk about cultures and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries and how these may influence your choice of travel destination.
  • Practice talking about environmental issues relevant to places you might visit, such as pollution (la contaminación), deforestation (la deforestación), and conservation (la conservación).

Practice and Application

  • Practice speaking and writing about these topics in order to gain confidence and fluency in the Spanish language. Use a variety of materials and sources for practicing this, such as Spanish books, online resources, and speaking with fluent Spanish speakers.
  • Remember - revision is not just about memorising. It’s about understanding and application. Therefore, try using the vocabulary you learn in actual conversations, listening exercises, and writing tasks.