Lesson Title: 

The Word

In this essay, Pablo Neruda (Literature Nobel Prize, 1971) describes his love of words and of the Spanish language. The end of essay is unexpected: a metaphorical view of conquerors and the conquered through the medium of language. The Spanish may have taken the gold, but they left 'gold' too, in the form of their language.

Language: 

  • Spanish

Topic: 

  • Defense/Security

ILR Level: 

  • 3+/4

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Distinguished, Superior
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level

Modality: 

  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 

2004

ObjectID: 

SPAN_1658

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