KS2 Spanish Story in Spanish and English:
Maggie and Billy at the River
Subtitled video clip in Spanish AND English of a charming short story about two dogs on a walk by the river. One likes swimming, the other does not!
The story is also available just in Spanish:
Maggie + Billy at the River
Pictures accompany short sentences in the video clip, and the story is printed below in Spanish and English followed by comprehension questions in English:
El Cuento: – The Story
Mira el río – Look at the river
Mira el perro – Look at the dog
Se llama Billy – He is called Billy
Le gusta nadar – He likes swimming
¡Está nadando! – He is swimming!
Tiene un palito en la boca –
… He has a stick in his mouth
Billy sale del río – Billy gets out of the river
Billy está mojado – Billy is wet
Maggie corre – Maggie runs
A Maggie no le gusta nadar –
… Maggie does not like swimming.
Maggie mira algo –
… Maggie looks at something.
Billy mira algo también –
… Billy looks at something too.
Hoy el río está hermoso –
… Today the river is beautiful.
Billy está en el agua – Billy is in the water.
Maggie espera Billy – Maggie waits for Billy
Billy llega despacio – Billy arrives slowly
Los dos perros corren – The two dogs run
¡Mira! Hay barcos – Look! There are boats.
¡Maggie y Billy están contentos!
Maggie and Billy are happy!
See you later!
Comprehension Questions in English:
1. What is Billy doing in the water?
2. What does Billy have in his mouth?
3. How is Billy when he gets out of the water?
4. What does Maggie dislike?
5. Maggie waits for Billy. How does Billy arrive?
6. What do the two dogs do together?
7. How are the dogs at the end of the story?
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