By Guest Blogger Garrett F., Teenager Study Abroad student in Quito, Ecuador
Que pasa! It is the end of my second week in Quito, and it has been quite an experience so far. I´m learning a lot of Spanish. In class this week, with my new teacher (we switch teachers every week) we did irregular verbs and I leaned a bunch more vocabulary. For the first two hours of class we did worksheets and practiced the irregular verbs. Then for the beginning of the second half of class we did activities or games using the irregular verbs and vocab for practice. For the last hour of class we would have group discussion in Spanish. These were very helpful because I could use the vocab I learned and incorporate it into the discussions.
I also had a lot of fun working again, with the little kids at the day care organization. When we went this week we danced with the kids. We had a contest, which I participated in, and me and three other teen boys from the program lost to three little kids that were pretty good at dancing. They had some great moves and I was really impressed!
But the most fun I had was at the chivas party. The chivas party was a party on a bus! That´s right a bus, pretty crazy right? In Quito there a way for people to dance and have fun as they cruise the town. We all got our "boogey" on as we drove through the streets of Quito, all the way to the old part of the city. It was great!
Tomorrow we are going a volcano called Cotopaxi and then a town called Banos.
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