Listen and read how to count from 10 to 100.

10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29
30 (Treinta, treinta y uno, treinta y dos, treinta y tres, treinta y cuatro,
treinta y cinco, treinta y seis, treinta y siete, treinta y ocho, treinta y nueve)
40 (Cuarenta, cuarenta y uno, cuarenta y dos... etc.)
50 (Cincuenta, cincuenta y uno, cincuenta y dos... etc.)
60 (Sesenta, sesenta y uno, sesenta y dos... etc.)
70 (Setenta, setenta y uno, setenta y dos... etc.)
80 (Ochenta, ochenta y uno, ochenta y dos... etc.)
90 (Noventa, noventa y uno, noventa y dos... etc.)
100 (Cien)

Listen again and repeat.

Listen to the prices of the following items of clothing.

(23 euros)
(14 euros)
(32 euros)
(52 euros)
(17 euros)
(126 euros)
(68 euros)
(43 euros)
(39 euros)
(31 euros)
In a TIENDA, or shop, ARTÍCULOS or PRODUCTOS are for sale. The person who sells (vender = to sell) is called a VENDEDOR or DEPENDIENTE. The person who buys  (comprar = to buy) is called a CLIENTE.
The price of an article is its PRECIO. The precio is the DINERO, or money, that we have to pay for it.
The cliente (customer) PAGA (pays) when he or she buys something. The dependiente COBRA (charges) when he or she sells something.
To ask the price of something, say: "¿Cuánto cuesta ...? / ¿Cuánto vale ....?"
In reply, you may hear: "Cuesta .... euros / Vale .... euros"
To ask for the total amount you need to pay, say: "¿Cuánto es?". In reply, you may hear: "Son ... euros"

          - ¿Cuánto cuesta el abrigo? - How much is the coat?
          - El abrigo cuesta 31 euros. - The coat costs 31 euros.
          - ¿Y cuánto cuesta el pantalón? - And how much are the trousers?
          - El pantalón cuesta 43 euros. - The trousers cost 43 euros.
          - ¿Cuanto es en total? - How much is that altogether?
          - Son 74 euros - That's 74 euros.

Listen and repeat the above words and expressions.

Write the prices of the above articles. Follow the example.

¿Cuánto cuesta la chaqueta?
¿Cuánto cuesta la camisa?
¿Cuánto cuesta el pantalón?
¿Cuánto cuesta la falda?
¿Cuánto cuesta el jersey?

Listen to check your answers.

Listen again and repeat.

Write the following numbers. Follow the example.





38 91 47 100

700 euros
8 euros

CARO - expensive


BARATO - cheap

El abrigo es más caro que el pijama - The coat is more expensive than the pyjamas
El pijama es más barato que el abrigo - The pyjamas are cheaper than the coat

Listen to a conversation between a shop assistant and a customer and complete the text.

- Buenos días.
- Buenos días.
- ¿Cuánto cuesta la camisa?
- Cuesta euros.
- Y ¿cuánto cuesta la chaqueta?
- La chaqueta cuesta euros.
- La chaqueta es cara. ¿Cuánto cuesta el jersey?
- El jersey vale euros.
- El jersey es más barato que la chaqueta. La chaqueta no la compro.
¿Cuánto es en total?
- Bien. Son euros.
- Aquí tiene.
- Gracias.
- De nada

aquí tiene = here you are
de nada = you're welcome
What items did the customer buy?

  The cultural and national diversity which makes up the Spanish and Latin American community has always ensured a wonderful richness and rhythmic variety in Hispanic music. El flamenco, el tango, los boleros, el merengue, las rancheras and many more have long been representations of a strong Hispanic musical identity on an international level, albeit a minor one, and often only publicised via Hollywood movies.

When Hispanic singers such as Jennifer López, Shakira and Ricky Martin arrived on the international music scene a few years ago, their success was largely due to them singing in English. Although some Spanish songs were occasionally thrown in too.

However, today Hispanic singers have triumphed in the US and people sing in Spanish the world over. There is a Latin invasion throughout the music industry and Caribbean rhythms like Salsa and Reggaeton, and hits like Macarena and Aserejé are heard everywhere. American radio stations and TV networks are broadcasting more and more in Spanish and an increasing amount of Hispanic music is being played between broadcasts.  These days you may just as easily be dancing to a Spanish hit in a New York club as in a disco in Stockholm.

Make sure you set aside enough time each day to study Spanish, and choose your study time so that you are unlikely to be disturbed. Arrange your study space to maximise concentration, and before you begin to study collect the things you are likely to need; a good Spanish-English dictionary, a notebook and pen. Note down vocabulary and expressions that interest you and carry your notebook with you whenever you can. Use every spare 5 or 10 minutes to revise and memorise new words and expressions. Make sure you study regularly. Half an hour a day is better than 4 hours once a week. An hour a day is even better, but the secret is consistency.

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