sent by Paco Acuña
SOME OF THE BEST WATERCOLOURS ARE NOT IN THE PRADO MUSEUM
of late afternoons are reflected in the waters of the lake and the glass of
the Crystal Palace, in the Parque del Retiro.
You gaze at these colours avidly, as you did at the paintings of the great masters in the Prado, only hours ago.Even after some days in town, Madrid will never cease to surprise you.
Dine in the open air in the fashionable XVIII century Plaza Mayor Square. Wonder at the splendid Palacio Real, ancient monuments and fascinating museums. Discover the old quarter, with its traditional Spanish inns. Enjoy the never ending nights and the gastronomic delights.
But now, as you walk on through the park and dusk begins to fall, Madrid is reawakening and the nightlife beginning. How will you be able to leave the city that has painted so many pictures just for you ? Consult your travel agency.
Spain. Everything under the sun.
(NEWSWEEK, November 11, 1991)
does the writer compare "the paintings (...) in the Prado" to ?
2. We read "Madrid will never cease to surprise you".
Find three ways Madrid can surprise you.
3. Which "pictures" does the writer talk about?
4. A) Explain
the meaning of delights.
B) Find a word in the text for this definition:
"house providing lodging for payment, especially for travellers."
5. A) Match
each of the following words with a synonym: CELEBRATED; JUST; STOP
B) Match these words with an antonym: OUT OF DATE; MODERN; ARRIVE
sentences similar in meaning beginning with the word/s given:
A) Smoking is forbidden in this room.
B) "Why are you leaving your present position?" she asked Mary.
She asked Mary why ...
a short composition ( 80-100 words) on the last statement in the text:
SPAIN. EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN.
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