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Instructor: Danielle Geary

Danielle teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education with research concentration in Study Abroad and Foreign Language Acquisition.

Let's go to the mall! In this practice lesson, you'll improve your Spanish reading skills through exercises that highlight the shops we might find at a shopping mall and the items we might buy there.

La Zapatería

What's in this mall? Vamos a ver… Zapatería Manolo tiene zapatos para toda la familia a precios muy buenos.

Hay rebajas (- sales) cada sábado desde las ocho de la mañana hasta las dos de la tarde para zapatos de verano.

¡¡Usted puede encontrar (- find) sandalias por sólo 15 €!! También hay zapatos de vestir y zapatos de tenis por sólo 40 €.

Pero, pronto (- soon) vienen los meses fríos y si usted necesita botas, ya tenemos de todo tipo y de muchos colores. ?Por qué no compra ahora, antes del otoño?

Abrimos todos los días. ¡Esperamos su (- your, formal) visita!

Now, on to the questions: go ahead and pause the video and answer with a word or phrase.

  1. When are the sales?
  2. When is Zapatería Manolo open?
  3. What season is coming up, according to the advertisement?
  4. How much are dress shoes?
  5. Zapatería Manolo has what in many colors?

Qué tal? And the answers are:

  1. Every Saturday (- cada sábado).
  2. Every day (- todos los días).
  3. Fall (- meses fríos and otoño).
  4. 40 euros (- zapatos de vestir and 40 €).
  5. Boots (- botas).

La Librería

En la Librería La Página, usted va a encontrar libros de todo tipo. Tenemos libros para niños y un 'parque' de mesas donde ellos pueden sentarse y leer mientras (- while) usted busca (- look for) libros de otra clase (- type, kind).

Hay libros de romance, de ciencia, de misterio, de ficción y de no ficción.

Tenemos libros de texto para la escuela secundaria y la universidad a los mejores precios de toda la ciudad, incluso (- including) los precios que están en internet.

Si usted tiene nuestra 'Tarjeta La Página,' cuando compra cuatro libros, el próximo tiene un descuento (- discount) de 50%.

On to the questions: go ahead and pause the video and answer with a word or phrase.

  1. What kinds of books does the Librería La Página sell?
  2. What can your child do while you ponder over which books to buy?
  3. Does the Librería La Página have better prices than online bookstores?
  4. What is the 'Tarjeta La Página?'
  5. How does the 'Tarjeta La Página' work?

Qué tal? And the answers are:

  1. Books for everyone, all kinds (- de todo tipo).
  2. Read at the little table 'park' (- parque de mesas, sentarse and leer).
  3. Yes (- incluso los precios que están en internet).
  4. A frequent shopper card.
  5. Buy four books, get the fifth for half price (- cuatro libros, próximo, descuento de 50%).

La Panadería

En la Panadería Madrid, nos encanta el pan y sabemos que a usted le gusta también.

Hacemos pan todos los días. Hay pan francés, pan de leche (- milk), pan integral (- wheat), y muchos más.

Abrimos a las seis de la mañana y vendemos un desayuno de pan con café hasta las 11 por sólo 1 €.

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