Activities to practice vocabulary and idioms, with quizzes.

Spanish-English cognates: -OUS = -OSO (A1)

Spanish words that end in -oso tend to be adjectives. In English you can often change a noun into its corresponding adjective by adding -ous e.g advantage/advantageous, harmony/harmonious, space/spacious. You can often also do this in Spanish with –oso e.g peligro (danger)/peligroso (dangerous), lujo (luxury)/lujoso (luxurious).

So English adjectives ending in -ous are usually cognates of the Spanish one ending in -oso. Remember that Cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) and have the same meaning in two languages.

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Reading: ¡Nos vamos de excursión a Toledo! (A1)

Toledo está al suroeste de Madrid, a unos 60 Km y es la capital de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha. Está situada sobre un monte (1), elevado 100 metros sobre el río Tajo, que rodea la ciudad. Tiene unos 84.000 habitantes.

Toledo es una de las grandes ciudades medievales de España, declarada Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco. Continue reading Reading: ¡Nos vamos de excursión a Toledo! (A1)