maria cajamarca

Maria from Cajamarca

Maria invites viewers to her home.


colony welcome colonial-style
inside great job have a look
part of jewelry arts and crafts
brush collection living room
typical let’s see How are you doing?
keep look at it collection
other cupboard remember
hair common homework
street balcony attractive
main watch (2) supervise
vain tourists sit/sat/sat
things normal






Welcome to my home. This is a colonial-style house typical of Cajamarca. Come inside and have a look.

This is our bedroom. This is where we sleep.

This is where I help my daughters do their homework. And do arts and crafts.

In Cajamarca, it is quite normal for the living room and bedroom to be in one room together. It’s very common.

In the afternoons, my daughters do their homework in here. I supervise them.

Let’s see how Media and Anita are doing.

“Very good, you’re doing a great job.”

This is a collection of things from when my children were small, a history of our house and family.

I keep this collection because I like to look at it and remember.

This cupboard here is where they keep all their things: jewellery, hairbrushes and everything they need.

We women are always a little vain of course.

My mother gave me this mirror a few years ago. The decorations are made of bronze.

I like it a lot.

I think this balcony is very attractive.

The main street here is part of Cajamarca’s historical center.

I love to sit here because then I can watch all the tourists and all the other people.

So that was my house. I’m very happy that you came to visit us. See you soon.

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1. Maria has a traditional, colonial style house. True or false?

2. Are the living room and bedroom in separate rooms?

3. What does Maria and her daughters do?

4. She has a large collection. Yes or no? What does she collect? Her collection consists of . . . . .

5. What do they keep in the cupboard? They keep (have) . . . .

6. Maria’s mother gave her a . . . made of . . . . . .

7. How does she describe or characterize women?

8. Does she read on the balcony?

9. Name some things and activities from the video.
A. Are you from Peru? Do you live in Peru? Have you ever been to Peru?

B. Have you met people from Peru? Who were they? What were they doing?

C. Describe the climate and geography of Peru.

D. Describe the economy of Peru. What are its imports and exports?

E. Are there any problems or challenges in Peru?

F. What is Peruvian food like? Describe the cuisine of Peru.

G. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

H. What comes to mind when you think of Peru? What do you associate with Peru?

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