Hora______ Fecha________
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Capítulo 1 (pp. 1-13)
I. Pre-Leer: Can you think of any Spanish cities, famous people, or events that are located in or originate
from the south of Spain? If so, list their names.
II. Palabras Nuevas: Find the following words or phrases in chapter 1 of Viva El Toro. Using words you
already know, context clues, and cognates, write a definition of the words or expressions. Use your dictionary if
1. razas (p. 1)
10. catedral (6)
2. cara de turista (1) __________________
11. toro (8)
3. cartero (2)
12. el estadio (7)
4. letrero (2)
13. pelear (8)
5. alumnos (2)
14. mascotas (8)
6. se queda en casa (2)__________________
15. naranjos (12)
7. tu debes ser (2)
16. rabo de toro (13) __________________
8. le dieron la mano (3)__________________
17. gazpacho (13)
9. estaba emocionada (3)__________________
18. el calor (13)
III. Lecture: Read chapter 1 (p. 1-13) of Viva El Toro! Use the words and expressions in the exercise above to
help you. If a word or a sentence seems difficult, try to work out the most logical meaning for it and read on; you will
often figure it out as you go. Do not spend too much time on a single word or sentence.
IV. La Familia de Ana- Complete Ana’s “host” family tree with the information provided in Chapter 1.
Give their name, gender, age, description, occupation,etc. Info goes in the box, draw their face in the
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Capítulo 2 (p. 14-19)
Fecha _______ Hora ____
I. If you could change one thing about your “school” day experience, other than not coming to school at
all, what would it be and why (within reason and legality, of course)? This may be the start/end time,
lunch, breaks between classes, etc.
II. Read p. 14 and then match the following vocabulary phrases.
_____ 1. cerca de
A. private school
_____ 2. en su último año
B. hard exam
_____ 3. un examen muy duro
C. must stand
_____ 4. sales bien en el examen
D. near
_____ 5. iban a la capilla
E. priests
_____ 6. escuela particular
F. go to chapel
_____ 7 los sacerdotes
G. in last year of high school (senior)
_____ 8. hacían de pie
H. do well on the test
III. Continue reading p. 15 and answer these questions.
9. Ana is taking which four courses at the Spanish high school?
10. Who does she learn about in history? _________________________________
11. Why is Ana so surprised in the cafeteria? What is her initial reaction and then what does she realize?
IV. Read pp. 16-17. Circle C for CIERTO (True) or F for FALSO (False.)
12. C F
Carmen and Ana ate a salad, sandwich, and fries for lunch.
13. C F
There is a boy standing at the table next to the girls.
14. C F
The tall boy has brown hair and brown eyes.
15. C F
The boy’s name is Julio.
16. C F
Carmen, Ana, and the boy chat about teachers, soccer, history class, and homework.
17. C F
The boy ate two sandwiches, two oranges, and two ice creams.
18. C F
The boy asks Anne to go out to a movie with him sometime.
V. Continue reading pp. 17-19. Fill in the blank with the correct translation.
19. “That would please me,” she responded. Ana did not ___________ what a tapa was, but she
______________ the idea of ___________________ Julio again.
20. Julio _______________ his books and he ______________.
21. “What are ____________ ?,” Ana asked, when Julio _____________ was there ….
22. Carmen ___________________ her head.
23. Ana was happy _______________________ about Julio.
24. …but she ___________________ talked with one of the most popular boys.
25. “I think that I will really like this ________________, _______________, and _________________...”
VI. Now go back and find five preterit verbs and five imperfect verbs from this chapter. They may not be
from the same infinitive, so there must be ten totally different verbs listed. Write the Spanish and then a
quick English translation and page #.
EX: comieron (16) - the ate
Preterit-(pg #) - inglés
Imperfect-(pg #) - inglés
VII. Write five possible “QUIZ” type questions for this chapter (in English) and the correct answers and
page number from where you created your question. Please do not reuse any from above. Your questions
can be matching, T/F, mult. choice, fill in the blank, short answer, translate, etc….
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Capítulo 3 (p. 20-27)
Nombre __________________
Fecha _________ Hora ____
I. Do you think there is too much violence in the entertainment industry today? Why or why not, please
explain. Should children be allowed to watch violent cartoons such as Bugs Bunny or Itchy and Scratchy
or play violent video games? Why or why not? Would you let your own children watch or play these
things? Beginning at what age?
II. Read p. 20 and then answer the following questions.
1. Describe Ana’s feelings on page 20, first paragraph. For what reasons was she feeling this way?
2. Afternoon snack consists of?
III. Continue reading p. 21.
9. TRANSLATE: Ana observa que a Pedro le gustaba molestara su hermana.
10. “Una corrida de toros” is a ______________________.
11. What is the news Pedro has for the girls?
12. What is special about the items Papa has purchased?
IV. Read pp. 22-23. Number these phrases (1-8) in chronological order as they appear.
_____ “Who is Joselito?” asked Ana.
_____ Ana was not at all happy.
_____ Bullfights don’t exist in the U.S.
_____ “It is Juan Cortez,” Pedro told them…
_____ …because she lived in a civilized country…
_____ For her, the idea of killing a bull seemed horrible.
_____ “I like to see the bulls. I want to be a matador!”
_____ You’ve never attended a bullfight?
V. Read pp. 24-25 and answer these questions.
21. What does Ana believe about bull-fighting (24)?
What is the slogan of the protester’s group?
Carmen tries to change Ana’s mind about her impression of bullfighting. What does she say to try to
convince Ana that she is wrong? (25-Ana, no entiendes…)
Why do “boletos de sombra” cost more money?
VI. Read pp. 26-27.
25. TRANSLATE: No pensaba que cambiaría* su opinión acerca de los toros pero no lo dijo.
*cambiaría is a new verb tense—this is the CONDITONAL tense. (would do… )
26. TRANSLATE: Posiblemente tenga* razón Carmen.
* tenga is a new verb tense—this is the SUBJUNCTIVE tense because the sentence uses “it
is possible that”
27. What does “vale” mean? (this is more “slang” ish ) p. 26
28. What day are they going to the “corrida”? (anglais )
29. What does the “a ti” mean in A ti, te gusta Juan Cortez ????
30. TRANSLATE the last line: “Ana sabía usa cosa. No comprendía a los españoles.”
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Capítulo 4 (p. 28-35)
Nombre __________________
Fecha _________ Hora ____
I. Would you go see a bullfight? Do you agree with the way the bulls are treated or would you take part
in the group of protesters? (5 points)
II. Read pp. 28-29 and then match the following vocabulary phrases.
_____ 1. césped
A. in a little bit
_____ 2. dentro de poco
B. on horseback
_____ 3. asientos
C. the sound
_____ 4. a caballo
D. seats
_____ 5. el sonido
E. all around her
_____ 6. estaba emocionado
F. was excited
_____ 7. el mejor
G. the best
_____ 8. alrededor de ella
H. grass
9. What are the three “toreros”?
10. What is special about the picadors? (31)
11. What do the banderillos do, according to Carmen? (32)
III. Continue reading p. 32.
12. C F
The first Matador was Juan Cortez.
13. C F
The men wore beautiful and elegant costumes.
14. C F
The costumes are called suits of light.
15. C F
The banderillos costume was red and gold.
16. C F
The matador wore a red hat.
17. C F
The matador wore shoes similar to ballet shoes.
18. C F
Ana heard the sound of another trumpet.
19. C F
One of the banderillos was shaking a yellow and green cape.
20. C F
The black bull did notice the cape and ran towards it.
IV. Read pp. 30-31. Number these phrases (1-8) in chronological order as they appear.
_____ The picador hit the bull with his lance.
_____ The bull attacked the horse with its horns.
_____ The picadors entered.
_____ She didn’t want to watch anymore.
_____ He (the bull) was running toward the horses and picadors.
_____ There were six banderillos.
_____ Another trumpet sounded.
_____ She was thinking that the show was not as bad as she had imagined.
V. Read pp. 32-33 and answer these questions.
21. The three banderillos wore what color costumes?
22. What did the banderillos do with the bull ?
Who was in love with Juan Cortez?
Top of p. 33, what does Ana decide?
25. One of the banderillos jumped and planted two __________________ in the ______________ of the bull.
26. TRANSLATE: La sangre salía del toro.
27. TRANSLATE: Estaba sorprendida de que esto pasara en tiempos modernos.
VI. Read pp. 34-35
28. What is a capa roja?
29. TRANSLATE : Ana no oyó nada porque había demasiado ruido.
30. What is an espada and what does the matador do with it (35)? ______________________________
He …
31. Everyone was waving “pañuelos” in the air; these are what?
32. What was Ana’s reaction to the killing at the bottom of page 35. Describe or paraphrase her comments.
VII. Read p. 35
33. What does Ana tell Carmen?
34. Search the page for the word for “cried” and write it in Spanish _____________
35. What one thing was she certain about at the last line?
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Capítulo 5 (p. 35-41)
Nombre __________________
Fecha _________ Hora ____
1. When Ana was in the car, what did she think was strange about her situation?
2. Escribe acerca de una vez cuando sentiste diferente del resto del mundo.
3. What was the outcome of the bullfight for the matador? (Dibuja los premios-prizes)
4. What is the usual gift to the matador for a good fight? ______________ A better
fight? _______________ A phenomenal fight? ___________________________
5. Ana tenía problemas porque no sabía que decir. ¿Qué decidió decir ella? (p. 38)
6. Translate: “Las palabras le salían como agua de una cascada que baja rápidamente y
sin dirección”.
7. What generalization does Carmen make in regards to Ana? (p. 40)
8. Who is the only person who isn’t angry with Ana? _________________________
9. Estás en un país nuevo y no está de acuerdo con los costumbres. ¿Qué haces?
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Capítulo 6-7 (p. 41-54)
Nombre __________________
Fecha ___________ Hora ____
I. What is your best advice on how to handle peer pressure ? What would you say to someone who is
trying to get you do something you know isn’t what you really agree with?
II. Read pp. 43-44 and then match the following vocabulary phrases.
_____ 1. nunca quería
A. cleaned
_____ 2. limpiaba
B. go by boat
_____ 3. nostalgia
C. to taste
_____ 4. extrañaba
D. never wanted to
_____ 5. pasear en lancha
E. homesickness
_____ 6. seguían
F. missed
_____ 7 estaba acostumbrada
G. she was used to them
_____ 8. probar
H. continued
III. Continue reading p. 45-46.
9. Locate and write the phrase that means: she would have liked to have seen him more often.
10. What does «Ana esperaba que no.. » mean ?
11.Where were the girls eating their lunch (p. 45)?
12. What is the Spanish word for “war”?
13. “Una voz de bromeo” means what ?
Page 47-48.
14. C F
Julio says he wants to go to the US because of the cool cars.
15. C F
Julio asks Ana to a hockey game.
16. C F
The match is on Saturday.
17. C F
Ana accepts Julio’s invitation.
18. C F
Ana has a math exam to take.
IV. Read pp. 49-54 and answer these questions.
21. How do Ana and Julio go to the match (transportation)?
22. Why couldn’t they converse during the trip?
What is the Spanish name for a “ticket booth” ?
Why don’t they have to get in line to buy tickets?
25. What happened to the tickets?
26. What do they buy because it is so hot?
27. To where does Julio bring Ana next?
28. Ana tries to use the excuse of not having any tickets, but Julio says it’s not a problem because…
29. Who else in Julio’s family is “in the family business” and what do/did they do?
30. What do Ana and Julio do next?
Repaso de Viva el toro
(40 puntos)
Nombre: ____________________________
Answer the questions IN SPANISH as briefly and correctly as possible. Please write clearly!
¿Cómo se llama la ciudad en España en dónde vivía Ana por tres meses? ___________________
¿Más o menos cuántas horas dura el viaje de California a España para Ana? _________________
El padre es
Cuál lugar NO se encuentra en Sevilla
(circle one)
torre de oro
un cartero
el río Guadalquivir
un letrero
un torero
(circle one):
catedral de San Pedro
la torre de la Giralda
Los hombres se dan las manos. ¿Cómo se saludan dos chicas en España? _______
¿Qué hacen los españoles a la diez de la noche? ________
Que conección hay entre Cristóbal Colón y Sevilla (dos cosas) ___________
9. ¿En cuál situación se dice (cuándo se dice) : mi casa es tu casa __________
10. ¿Qué tiempo hace en Sevilla? ____________________
11. Por qué no comió rabo (cola) de toro Ana la primera noche en España? ________
12. Nombra dos cosas que hacen (o enseñan) en la escuela de España que no hacen en las escuelas públicas
de los Estados Unidos. ___________________
14. Compara los horarios escolares (school schedules) de los dos paises. ________
15. Como se llama el libro famoso que Ana tuvo que leer? __________________
16. ¿Quién fue Francisco Franco? __________________________
17. ¿Qué son tapas? _________________________________________
18. ¿Por qué Ana dice que estaba feliz de estar en España hasta cierto día? ¿Qué occurrió ese día?
19. ¿Por qué son más caros los boletos de sombra? ___________________
20. ¿Quién era “Joselito”? _______________________
21. ¿Cómo se siente (se pone) Ana cuando se habla de una corrida de toros y ¿por qué?
23. ¿Cuál es una diferencia entre un picador y un banderillero? ____________
24. ¿Cómo son los trajes de los matadores? _____________
25. ¿Dónde ponen las banderillas en el toro? y ¿cómo se siente Ana cuando lo hacen?
27. Al final de la corrida, Juan Cortez se quita el sombrero y le pide algo al oficial. ¿Qué le pide?
28. ¿Por qué extraña California Ana después de la corrida de toros? __________________
Nombra dos cosas que le dieron al matador como premios (prizes) ___________ ____________
31. Ana fue honesta con la familia de Marco acerca de su opinión de la corrida. ¿Qué le respondió
Carmen a Ana? ______________________
32. Circle four things that Ana wanted to do in Seville:
comprar dulces en la Plaza del Cabido
pasear en lancha en el río
conocer a Francisco Franco
ser matador
ver el arte en el Museo de Bellas Artes
34. Más o menos - ¿Cuándo fue la Guerra Civil de España?
quienes? ____________
comer dulces natillas
¿Quiénes lucharon (pelearon) contra
35. ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre fútbol americano y fútbol español? _____________
36. ¿Por qué no vieron el partido de fútbol? _______
37. ¿Cómo es la familia de Julio? ¿Qué hace su padre? _______
Ana se cambió de opinion acerca de (about) las corridas. Explica como es su nueva opinión de los
matadores y toros. ________
¿Cuál fue la diferencia entre
la primera corrida y la segunda corrida que vio Ana?
Chapter 1
1. razas--races
11. cobija--blanket
2. letrero--sign
12. gazpacho—cold tomato soup
3. hermosura--beauty
13. rabo de toro—bull tail
4. enterrado --buried
14. cola--tail
5. dorado--golden
6. toro--bull
7. corridas--running
8. pelear—to fight
9. mascotas--pets
10. pesadas--heavy
Capítulo 2
1. la Biblia—the Bible
2. una capilla--chapel
3. las monjas--monks
4. los sacerdotes--priests
5. la Guerra Civil—The Civil War
6. bocadillos--sandwiches
7. churros—fried dough
8. charlaron--chatted
9. tapas--snacks
10. mono--cute
Capítulo 3
1. ¡Adivina qué!—Guess what?
2. boletos de sombra—shade tickets (good seats)
3. luchaba--fought
4. torero—bull fighter
5. hacía caso a—pay attention to
Capítulo 4
1. césped--grass
11. valientes--courageous
2. un poquito—a little
12. palos--sticks
3. dentro de poco—in a minute
13. bandilleras--darts
4. matador--bullfighter
14. la sangre--blood
5. picador—helps bullfighter
15. capa--cape
6. banderillero—helps bullfighter
16. ruido--noise
7. desfile--parade
17. coraje--courage
8. perseguía--chased
18. espada--sword
9. hacía daño—does harm to
19. pañuelos--handkerchiefs
10. cuernos--horns
20. la matanza--slaughter
11. lanza--spear
21. soportaba--toletate
12. sonó--sounded
Capítulo 5
1. cabían-- fit
2. odiaban--hated
Capítulo 6
1. las olives--olives
2. natillas--custards
3. en lancha—in motorboat
4. una voz de bromeo—in a joking voice
5. vale—let’s go
6. se alejó—(alejarse) to get farther away
Capítulo 7
1. vespino--moped
2. la taquilla—ticket office
3. las entradas--tickets
4. los boletos--tickets
5. hacer cola—make a line
6. enfadado—enojado
Chapter 8
1. torear—to fight
2. bailarines--dancers
3. disfraces--costumes
4. danzar--bailar
5. honramos—we honor
6. un indulto—pardon, reprieve
7. confundida--confused
8. paella—seafood and rice dish of Spain
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