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Spanish Reading Practice: Opening a New Salon

Instructor: Maria Elena Knolle Cano

Maria Elena has taught Spanish and German to learners of all levels in Europe, Asia and Australia and has a Master's degree in Cultural Studies and Communication.

In this lesson, it's all about beauty! Test your vocabulary and reading comprehension while slipping into the role of a spectator at famous TV host Ana Fernández's new beauty parlor opening.

El Salón de Belleza

In this lesson we will practice our reading skills and answer some questions after each section of Spanish text, learning some new vocabulary with Spanish journalist Rosa del Sol as we go. Rosa del Sol is filming the opening of her friend Ana Fernández's new beauty salon. Let's see what she finds out!

Primeras Impresiones

A) Buenas tardes queridos espectadores, soy Rosa del Sol y hoy estamos aquí en el espléndido nuevo salón de belleza de nuestra queridísima presentadora de televisión Ana Fernández. Como podeis ver, es un sitio de lujo y relajación total - ¡Sólo lo mejor para las clientas de Reina para un día! Os voy a dar una pequeña gira por este entorno tan especial en sólo un momento. Pero antes: ¡A contestar estas preguntas!

Una mujer bella con maquillaje
Pretty girl with make-up

1. Who is Rosa del Sol?

2. Where is the Spanish journalist?

3. What's the name of the new beauty salon?

4. Who is the owner of the new beauty salon?

5. Why is Rosa del Sol present at the opening?

To read the correct answers, please scroll down to the end of the article.

Los Masajes

B) ¡Vamos a echarle un vistazo a este magnífico lugar! Como veis, la pared está pintada de un color violeta ligero. ¡No me sorprende nada, sabiendo que es el color favorito de Ana! Esta parte del salón está dedicada a los masajes: hay cuatro mesas de masaje de lujo y también vemos varios lotes con aceites y cremas especiales para mejorar la experiencia sensual de recibir un masaje. Además veo que usan las toallas más suaves en todo el país, ¡Qué delicia!

Masajes con un toque de lujo para las clientas
Massage delights awaiting in the salon

1. In which color are the walls of the new salon painted?

2. Why was that exact color chosen?

3. How many luxurious massage tables are available in the salon?

4. What else is there to enhance the massage experience?

5. What makes the towels so special?

Pedicuras, Manicuras y Maquillaje

C) Y aquí tenemos otra parte del salón Reina para un día: el rincón de las manicuras y pedicuras y de los maquillajes. ¡Hay todo lo necesario para conseguir unas uñas de envidia y un maquillaje de estrella! Lacas de todos los colores, limas para las uñas, lápices para las cejas y para los labios, barras de labios, máscaras y mucho más. Vivid la experiencia vosotras mismas a partir de mañana, día doce de octubre, de nueve a cinco.

Una variedad de colores para las manicuras y pedicuras
Nail polish in different colors

1. Which area of the salon is Rosa del Sol exploring now?

2. Which products are available for nail care?

3. Which products are available for make-up?

4. When does the new salon open to the public?

5. What will the opening hours be like?

Answers to Questions:

A) 1. Rosa del Sol is an Spanish journalist.

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