Do you know about any famous festivals in your country? Tell me about them. Yes I do, I know about Las Fallas.This festival takes place in Valencia, which is in the East of Spain. People build bigsculptures and then they burn them. It isvery popular and lots of people go to this festival.
Tell me about a famous festival in Spain. One of the most famous festivals is SanFermín. It takes place in Pamplona, a city inthe north of Spain. They celebrate bull runs.The people who participate run in front of the bulls that chase them.
If you could go to any festival, which one would you go to? Why?If I could go to any festival, I think I would go to San Isidro. San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid. At this festival, people do a traditionaldance called “Chotis” and eat delicious food. It looks like a lot of fun!
How does your family celebrate New Year s Eve? On Christmas Eve, my whole family has dinner together.We sing Christmas songs, put up a Christmas tree and decorate it. We also set up a Nativity Scene in my living room.I love staying up until late having fun with my cousins and playing videogames.
What do people do on New Year s Eve in Madrid? Most people go partying and some of themalso go to “la Puerta del Sol” to eat “the twelve grapes” in front of the clock that is there.
Do you celebrate Christmas in your family? If so, how do you celebrate it? On New Year s Eve we have a family dinnerand then we eat the “twelve grapes”. This is a very popular tradition in Spain. When the clock strikes twelve, we eat one grape every time the bells chime. The best thing is that I can stay up late!
What sort of food do you normally eat at Christmas? We eat all kinds of delicious food such as:seafood and fish, meat like lamb or turkey and lots of Christmas pastries and traditional cakes like polvorones, turrones, roscón de reyes etc.
Do people wear special clothing on Christmas or on New Year s Eve?Yes, they do. People usually dress up in smart clothes when they go to parties. They say that, on New Year s Eve, you dbetter wear something red because it brings good luck.
Do you usually get any presents on Christmas?Yes, I do, but I normally get more presents on Three Kings Day. Every year, I write myletter to the three kings and on the night ofJanuary 5th, we receive their special visit. The next morning, there are presents for each of us under the Christmas tree. We also get presents from Santa on Christmas Eve. We always hang up ourstockings and leave some biscuits for him and Rudolph
What did the (Three Kings/Santa) (bring/give) you?They brought me ..... a stuffed toy, a book, a video game, a doll and also a new (jumper, skirt, pair of shoes...) They gave me ....
What is the most important festival in your town? What do people do at the festival? In my town we celebrate San Dominguín thePatron Saint of the town the first week after easter. There is a procession through the streetswhere people wear dark-coloured clothes and carry a statue of the saint.
Have you ever seen the festival? Yes, I have. We always go to see the procession.No, I haven t. We never go because my family is not religious/Christian
What other family occasions have you celebrated this year?Well, I celebrated Halloween and the PeaceDay in school. I also went to some birthdayparties and I celebrated Christmas with my family.
Are there going to be any other special days this year? Yes, there are. I am going to have my first communion in (April/May/June). I will get lots of presents and my family isgoing to celebrate it by having a big meal in a restaurant.Also, (my /my mother s) birthday is on the ... and we will throw a party to celebrate it.
What’s the best present you have received this year? The best present has been.... A new videogame-console, a video game called..., a book called... In the videogame, you have to… In the book, the main character…
How did you celebrate your birthday last year? Will you do the same thing this year? Last year, my friends and I went to the bowling alley. After that, we ate pizza. It was a lot of fun.This year, I think that I will have a party in my house. I will invite some of my best friends over and we will eat pizza, play videogames, and have a sleepover.
Have you ever had a surprise birthday party for yourself or for someone else? No, I haven t, but I would like to. Yes, I have. Last year, my family and somefriends threw a very nice surprise party. I had a great time.
What other festivals or special occasions do you celebrate in school? We have a Christmas Festival every year.We go to the theatre and perform in front of our mates and parents.Also, we celebrate Halloween, Peace Day, andCarnival. To celebrate Carnival, we have a bigparade on the play ground. Everybody dresses up in costumes.
What is the best birthday gift you have ever received? And the worst one?The best (present/gift)that I have ever received was...The worst (present/gift) that I have ever received was ...
Have you ever dressed up for Carnival?Yes, I have. We always celebrate it in school.Last year, I dressed up as Superman. It was (nice/great/fun/cool).