The simple and continuous present

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DIALOG (diálogo)

TOUR GUIDE: We are now leaving Cibeles Circle. We are heading toward Neptune Circle. We are now getting to Neptune Circle. On the other side of the circle is the Prado Museum. The Prado has Spain´s most famous Painters. Can anyone name Spain´s 2 most famous painters?
TOURIST: Yes, I can. They are Goya and Velázquez.
TOUR GUIDE: Right. We are now taking a right. On your left is the Palace Hotel. The building on your right, with the two big lions, is the Cortes or Spanish Parliament Building. We are now going up Jeranimo Street. We are now taking a right, and now another left. We are on Alcala Street. Behind you is Cibeles, where the main post office is. We are getting to Puerta del Sol Plaza. What does "Puerta del Sol" mean in English? 
TOURIST: It means "Gateway to the Sun".
TOUR GUIDE: Right. "Puerta" normally means "door ". It can also mean "gate". If it is the main, open gate of a big place, it means "gateway". We are now going down Arenal Street. What does "arenal" mean?
TOURIST: "Arenal" means "pit".
TOUR GUIDE: Right again. We are coming into Isabel II Plaza. That building behind Isabel II´s statue is The Royal Theater. Is it really a theater? 
TOURIST: No, it isn´t a theater. It´s a concert hall.
TOUR GUIDE: Excellent. Now we´re coming into Oriental Square, and in front of you is The Royal Palace. It reminds me of King Charles III.
TOURIST: We know who Charles III is. His statue is at the Puerta del Sol.
TOUR GUIDE: How do you  know so much?
TOURIST: We are studying Spanish culture, language and history at the University of Madrid.


Sonido Dialog



VOCABULARY (vocabulario)

to leave salir, abandonar pit arenal
to head towards dirigirse hacia concert hall sala de conciertos
to take a right girar a la derecha door puerta
to take a left girar a la izquierda gate puerta de valla
to go up subir gateway puerta abierta
to go down bajar front frente, fachada
to get to, to come to llegar circle círculo
to come into entrar statue estatua
to go straight up subir recto building edificio
to go straight down bajar recto plaza, square plaza


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