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Lesson 14 - Números Ordinales (Ordinal Numbers)
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This page: Practice with the ordinal numbers and present tense with this reading activity about a student's typical day.


Adriana's Typical Day

Reading Lesson

Key Vocabulary

The following is a list of key vocabulary that you will need to know to understand the lesson. Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.

*Pajamas is la piyama in Mexico and some other Latin American countries, but it is el pijama in Spain and most South American countries. Also, the word piyama is singular when referring to one pair of pajamas, unlike in English.



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

 1. pajamas       

 2. snack       

 3. kitchen       

 4. breakfast       

 5. television       

 6. oatmeal       

 7. until       

 8. afternoon       

 9. since, from (a point in time)       

10. to go       

11. to cook       

12. to take off, to remove       

13. to return       

14. to eat dinner       

15. to eat breakfast       



Adriana is a high school student. Read about Adriana's typical day and try to put the events in order. First read all of the sentences and try to figure out which one would be first. The first activity would be something that she does in the morning.

  Camina a la escuela con su amiga.

  Limpia la cocina después del desayuno.

  Come un bocadillo después de la escuela.

  Cena y luego ve la televisión.

  Cocina avena para el desayuno.

  Estudia en la escuela desde la mañana hasta la tarde.

  Quita su piyama y pone ropa para ir a la escuela.

  Regresa a su casa.

  Hace la tarea después de comer su bocadillo.

  Desayuna avena.



Write some sentences about your typical day. What do you do first? What do you do second? etc. Use verbs that we learned in lessons 11-14 (regular -ar verbs, regular -er verbs, regular -ir verbs and verbs that are irregular only in the yo form).

  • Examples:
  • Primero desayuno cereal.
  • Segundo pongo mis libros en la mochila.

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Lesson 14 - Números Ordinales (Ordinal Numbers)
Ordinal numbers - Verbs that are irregular only in the yo form - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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