Viaje a la playa

Dive into "Viaje a la playa" with Studycat! This short story makes learning Spanish fun, with sunny adventures and new words at every turn.


About the Viaje a la playa story

Today, we’re embarking on a sun-sational journey with our friends Tom and Ali, who are eager to spend their holiday at the beach. But as they soon discover, getting there is all part of the adventure! This story isn’t just about the destination; it’s about the friendship, choices, and unexpected turns along the way.

Viaje a la playa

Narrator: Es un día de vacaciones.

Tom: Vamos a la playa.

Narrator: A Ali no le gusta caminar.

Ali: Yo no quiero caminar.

Tom: Vamos en automóvil.

Ali: Tu mamá puede conducir.

Narrator: La mamá de Tom está durmiendo.

Tom: Vamos en bicicleta.

Narrator: La bicicleta de Tom está rota.

Ali: Vamos en tren.

Narrator: Caminan a la estación.

Narrator: No hay trenes.

Tom: Vamos en autobús.

Narrator: Van a la parada de autobús.

Narrator: No hay autobuses.

Tom: ¡Mira!

Narrator: Corren a la playa.

Tom: ¡Oh, no! ¡Está lloviendo!

Ali: No importa. Volvamos a casa.

Narrator: A Ali le gusta caminar.

Spanish practice exercises

After reading this tail-tastic story, here are some engaging questions and activities to help whisker you away into the world of Spanish language learning. These are purr-fect for teachers and parents to discuss with their little learners!

Exercise A: vocabulary match-up

Match the words from the story with their correct definitions. For example: a. 9

a. caminar b. automóvil c. tren d. bicicleta e. autobús f. lluvia g. playa h. dormir i. rota j. casa

  1. A form of precipitation
  2. A place where the sea meets the land
  3. To move at a moderate speed by stepping one foot at a time
  4. A vehicle with two wheels powered by pedaling
  5. Not in working order
  6. A large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers
  7. A rail-guided form of transportation
  8. The place where one lives
  9. To be in a state of rest
  10. A four-wheeled motor vehicle used for transport

Exercise B: comprehension questions

Answer the following questions based on the story:

  1. Why didn’t Tom and Ali go to the beach by car?
    • a) The car was missing.
    • b) Tom’s mom was sleeping.
    • c) They couldn’t find the keys.
  2. What was the problem with the train and the bus?
    • a) There were no trains or buses running.
    • b) The train and bus tickets were too expensive.
    • c) They missed the train and the bus.
  3. How did Tom and Ali finally get to the beach?
    • a) They walked.
    • b) They ran.
    • c) They flew.
  4. What changed Ali’s mind about walking?
    • a) He found a treasure on the way back.
    • b) It started raining.
    • c) He realized walking was fun after all.


Exercise A: a. 3, b. 10, c. 7, d. 4, e. 6, f. 1, g. 2, h. 9, i. 5, j. 8 Exercise B: 1. b, 2. a, 3. b, 4. c

Remember, every journey, no matter how small, can be a big adventure—especially when you’re learning along the way. With Studycat’s fun stories, every day is a chance to explore new words, make new friends, and learn that sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination.

Until our next adventurous tale, keep curious and keep exploring the wonderful world of Spanish with Studycat!

Journey to the beach