Human Towers in Spain

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(P1) This news is from Spain. An event is held there every two years. It is a sporting event. It is the Human Towers Competition.

(P2) This year’s event is the 26th. The sport is a Spanish tradition. It is more than 216 years old.

(P3) There are many teams at the competition. They build towers. They must be careful. This can be dangerous.

(P4) Children go to the top of the towers. Thousands of people watch the teams.



VOCABULARY: event, held, competition, tradition, careful, dangerous


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Are there any traditional sports in your country? If so, describe one.
  3. Do you like to play and watch sports? Why or why not?
  4. Would you like to play this sport? Why or why not?


  1. How often is the event?
  2. What type of event is it?
  3. How old is the sport in Spain?
  4. How many teams are in the competition?
  5. How many people watch the competition?


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • every two years (P1)
  • is the 26th (P2)
  • more than 216 years old (P2)
  • go to the top (p4)

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Image source: By Castellers de Vilafranca – Castellers de Vilafranca, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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