As you already know, during the exam you will have to make a Spanish-to-English translation as part of the Reading Exam This activity will not be complicated but it will require some practice. Click on this link to learn some tips about how to do Spanish to English translations correctly, and this is precisely what we are going to do.
Spanish English translation about vacation in Spanish
Below you have the text that you must read in-depth and translate into English.
Hace algunos años mis abuelos tenían una casa en Motril, cerca de Granada en el sur de España, y mi familia y yo solíamos ir de vacaciones allí. Era estupendo porque en verano podíamos ir a la playa, bañarnos en el mar y practicar deportes acuáticos. Además, en invierno podíamos ir a Sierra Nevada a esquiar. Granada es una ciudad muy bonita e histórica, tiene muchos monumentos y restaurantes que a mis padres les gustaban mucho. En la foto estoy con mi hermano pequeño, mis padres y mi abuela, mi abuelo estaba haciendo la foto.
Tips for your GCSE AQA Spanish to English translation
Note that the text above can also help you as a reference to write your own text in Spanish.
Remember that during the exam you will not be able to use a dictionary. So observe the context, that can help you guess a word that you don’t understand, especially important is that you see if the text refers to the past, present, and future. Proceed with the translation, do not translate word by word, but complete paragraphs.
Once you have the text translated into English, go over everything again to make sure that you have not forgotten to include any information from the original and that the two texts match with each other.
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