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A2 level. Listening and Quiz activity: "Sola en casa".

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Hay Que and Tener Que are both ways to express obligation (having to do something). When you say that "you have to do something" or "something has to be done", you will need to use one of these expressions!. In this post blog you will practice the basic rules to use this expressions in Spanish through several examples and interactive quizzes. For the full lesson visit "A2 Level. Tener que vs Hay que." Remember to contact your tutor with any question you have or ask for more homework. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?


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Listening Activity No. 1: "Sola en casa"

A video to practice the use of tener que related with houses-chores activities. Take notes of the information you consider important and listen carefully to identify the phrases presented above plus a few new ones. Press PLAY when you are ready.


La chica se ha quedado sola en casa. Sus padres se han marchado. Ella quiere descansar y chatear con los amigos, pero también tiene que hacer muchas cosas en casa. Tiene que hacer su cama, barrer el suelo, ordenar el salón, limpiar el polvo, fregar el suelo, lavar los platos, regar las plantas y sacar la basura. Ahora llegan sus padres y ven que ya ha hecho su cama. Todavía no ha barrido el suelo. Ya ha ordenado el salón. Ya ha limpiado el polvo. ¿Qué ha hecho ya? ¿Qué no ha hecho todavía?

Activity No. 2: Read the story and then complete the following activities. Put the events in order

________ a) La chica se ha quedado sola en casa.

________ b) Ya ha ordenado el salón.

________ c) Ya ha limpiado el polvo.

________ d) Llegan sus padres.

________ e) Ella quiere descansar y chatear con los amigos.

________ f) Tiene que hacer su cama.

________ g) Ha hecho su cama.

Activity No. 3: Complete the sentences. Use the word bank to help you.

1. Primero, _______________________________________________________________

2. Entonces, _______________________________________________________________

3. Luego, _______________________________________________________________

4. Finalmente, _______________________________________________________________

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