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Lesson 5 - Escuela (School)
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This page: Review classroom vocabulary, question words and the verb estar with a Spanish dialogue describing the location of things.


¿Dónde están?

Dialogue 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.


► Listen to the dialogue

Listen to the dialogue, and select True or False for each statement.

1. Paco es un estudiante.
    True      False        

2. El libro está en la escuela.
    True      False        

3. El cuaderno y lápiz están en la casa.
    True      False        

4. La mochila está en la escuela.
    True      False        


Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • MAESTRA - Paco, ¿dónde está tu libro?
  • PACO - Está en la casa.
  • MAESTRA - ¿Y por qué está en la casa? Necesitas tu libro en la escuela. ¿Y dónde están tu cuaderno y lápiz?
  • PACO - También están en la casa.
  • MAESTRA - Paco, ¿por qué está todo en la casa?
  • PACO - Porque mi mochila está en la casa con todas mis cosas.
  • MAESTRA - Ay, Paco.



Dictations are great for practicing listening and spelling in Spanish. Click on "Listen" to hear the dictation of a sentence. The sentence will be read once quickly and then repeated slowly with pauses to write the words. Write the sentence in the textbox. Click on "Check" to check your answer. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

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Describe where things are.

  • Examples:
  • El libro está en el escritorio.
  • Los pupitres están en el salón de clase
  • El lápiz está en la mochila.
  • El maestro está en la escuela.

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Lesson 5 - Escuela (School)
Classroom - Gender - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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