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Read carefully this dialogue. (Lee este diálogo atentamente)
| Sonido | | Stop |
TOUR GUIDE: | We are leaving Cibeles Circle. We are heading toward Neptune Circle. We are now getting to Neptune Circle. On the other side of the circle is the Prado Musuem. The Prado hasSpain´s most famous Painters. Can anyone name Spain´s 2 most famous painters? |
TOURIST: | Yes, I can. They are Goya and Velázquez. |
TOUR GUIDE: | Right. We are now taking a right. On your left isthe Palace Hotel. The building on your right, with the two big lions, is the Cortes or Spanish Parliament Building. We are now going up Jeranimo Street. We are now taking a right, and now anotherleft. We are on Alcala Street. Behind you is Cibeles, where the main post office is. We are getting to Puerta del Sol Plaza. What does "Puerta del Sol" mean in English? |
TOURIST: | It means "Gatewayto the Sun". |
TOUR GUIDE: | Right. "Puerta" normally means "door ". It can also mean "gate". If it is the main, open gate of a big place, it means "gateway". We are now going down Arenal Street.What does "arenal" mean? |
TOURIST: | "Arenal" means "pit". |
TOUR GUIDE: | Right again. We are coming into Isabel II Plaza. That building behind Isabel II´s statue is The Royal Theater. Is itreally a theater? |
TOURIST: | No, it isn´t a theater. It´s a concert hall. |
TOUR GUIDE: | Excellent. Now we´re coming into Oriental Square, and in front of you is The Royal Palace. It reminds me ofKing Charles III. |
TOURIST: | We know who Charles III is. His statue is the Puerta del Sol. |
TOUR GUIDE: | How do you all know so much? |
TOURIST: | We are studying Spanish culture, languageand history in the University of Madrid. |
TOUR GUIDE: | Oh! My God! |

| Sonido | | Stop |

VOCABULARY (vocabulario)
to leave | salir, abandonar | pit | arenal |
to head toward |...
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