Getting around town
using the picture on the next slide- write where items are
in relationship to other items.
The flowers
The chair
The table
The light
The books
Las respuestas
Las flores están encima de la mesa.
La silla está enfrente de la mesa.
La mesa está adelante de los libros (las sillas, la
La luz está arriba de la mesa.
Los libros están lejos de la mesa. Están arriba de las
sillas, están encima del estante.
Palabra del día
Durante el verano, yo trabajo de cajero en el supermercado.
Los cajeros en la tienda de ropa cuentan (count) mucho
Es importante tener cajeros muy inteligentes en una tienda
de ropa o en un supermercado porque siempre hay muchos
clientes (clients).
La fiesta de San Isidro
La fiesta de San Isidro
 The fiestas of San Isidro, Saint Isidore, one of Madrid's
patron saints, take place in May. As well as the most
important bullfighting festival in the world, the
celebrations include fairs, concerts, dances and the
romeria, a kind of pilgrimage, to the ermita de San
Isidro, where, more out of tradition than belief, the
faithful take the supposedly miraculous water.
 May is a festive month in Madrid. As everywhere, May
1st is, of course, Labor Day, then on May 2nd, Dos de
Mayo*, Madrid celebrates the insurrection which built
up into the Spanish War of Independence, which
others call the Peninsular War. And these festivities are
barely over by the 15th of May, the day of Saint Isidore,
one of Madrid's patron saints. The fiestas of San Isidro
are genuinely popular events, while the bullfighting
festival, the most important in Spain, runs for nearly a
whole month.
 During the week or ten days either side of the saint's
day, concerts are held in the Plaza Mayor, the Vistillas
park near the palace becomes a verbena, an open-air
dance-hall, and many Madrid castizos, true-blue
natives, will dress up in one of their local costumes.
 There are two kinds of costume: the majos and majas,
and the chulos and chulapas. The former is the
popular dress as recorded by Goya, the men looking
rather bandolero-like, the women sporting high combs
and lace shawls.
 Chulos and chulapas are even more engrained in the
spirit of Madrid, to the extent that chulo, meaning
cocky or insolent, is almost synonymous with the city.
This costume usuall consists of white neckerchiefs,
black-and-white check jackets, waistcoats and caps for
the men and clinging, frilly dresses and headscarves
for the women.
 Chulos and chulapas dance to the chotis, a slow, polka-
like air, preferably sounded on a barrel piano. The lady
dances in courtly fashion around the man, who rotates
arrogantly on the spot, only shuffling his feet to face
his partner (almost a chulo statement). It is very
theatrical and a great pleasure to watch.
Study for Test
A Day- Wednesday 25
B day- Thursday 26

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