Unidad Uno | Unit One
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In case you do not pass the test, or if you just want to practice, review or, if you simply wish have some fun, play the following games: Hangman, Matching cards can be used to practice the structures and vocabulary applied in Unidad Uno.
And if you wish to practice your writing abilities, we invite you to play our crossword puzzle. This game, just like the others, uses the vocabulary studied and learnt with Unidad Uno. Also, In order to improve your vocabulary a bit more, and to learn a few more structures, we recommend you go to our reading area.
Facts about Nicaragua
1. Nicaragua has two coasts, each bordering a different ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west of the country and the Caribbean to the east.
2. Although Nicaragua's capital is Managua, the city of Granada is probably the most popular amongst tourists. It was founded in 1524 by Hernandez de Cordoba, who gave his name to the national currency - the Cordoba.
3. The dry season in Nicaragua runs from December to May and the wettest months are usually June and October. The most popular time to visit is in November.
6. The name Nicaragua comes from a combination of two words, "nicarao" and "agua". The Nicarao were the Indian tribe who occupied the shores of Lake Nicaragua when the Spaniards arrived in the 1500's. "Agua" is the Spanish word for water.
7. Today, the main language is Spanish, although native tribes on the eastern coast speak their native languages, such as Miskito, Sumo and Rama, as well as English Creole.
8. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain after the Mexican revolution ended in September 15, 1821.