STEP 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOSTEP 2: STUDY VOCABULARY
When I was in grade school, I spent the summer in Spain. It was an amazing experience. I stayed with my grandparents and took language lessons during the day. I knew some Spanish when I got there but my ability improved a lot during my stay. I also learned a lot about the culture. I shared a bedroom with my cousin. She's the same age as me. We became very close. We spent a lot of time together. Many weekends, I toured different parts of the country with my aunt and uncle. We visited a lot of famous sites. I was sad that I had to leave when the summer was over. I decided to take a Spanish class when school started. I missed speaking Spanish with my cousin. We continued to write to each other for many years. She was my best pen pal. I am now fluent in Spanish. I definitely want to return to Spain one day.
Watch a slide show of all the vocabulary words in this lesson.
If you would like more vocabulary practice, go to the vocabulary flashcard page and study each word separately. After studying the vocabulary, practice speaking in the next ESL study session.