conocer and saber - mixed exercise

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Decide which verb should be used to talk about the following things.

  1. tocar la guitarra [play the guitar]|Learned ability, know howsaber
  2. el norte de España [the north of Spain]|Personal experience of a place, familiarityconocer
  3. las costumbres de un país[the customs of a country]|Personal experience of something, familiarityconocer
  4. sumar y restar [add up and subtract]|Learned ability, know howsaber
  5. nadar [swim]|Learned ability, know howsaber
  6. a qué hora empieza la película [what time the film starts]|To have information about something, know aboutsaber
  7. la ruta al refugio de montaña [the way to the mountain hostel]|Personal experience of something, familiarityconocer
  8. el final de la película [the end of the film]|Personal experience of something, familiarityconocer
  9. el protocolo de emergencia[the emergency procedure]|familiarityconocer
  10. dónde está aparcado el coche [where the car is parked]|To have information about something, know thatsaber

Choose the correct verb to complete the sentences below.

  1. ¿ a Marta? Es la nueva profesora de matemáticas. [Do you know Marta? She’s the new maths teacher.]|To have contact with someone, familiarityconocer
  2. No dónde he dejado las llaves del coche. [I don’t know where I left the car keys.]|To have information about something → saber
  3. Me encanta el arte y muy bien las obras de Warhol. [I love art and I know Warhol’s paintings very well.]|Familiarity with something → conocer
  4. Mis padres no los grupos de música que me gustan. [My parents don’t know the bands that I like.]|No familiarity/personal experience → conocer
  5. ¿ a qué hora empieza la película en el cine? [Do you know what time the film starts at the cinema?]|To have information about something → saber
  6. Mi hermana hablar cuatro idiomas. [My sister knows how to speak four languages.]|Learned ability, know howsaber
  7. No qué tiempo hará esta semana. [We don’t know what the weather will be like this week.]|To (not) have information about something → saber
  8. He vivido siete años en Londres, así que la ciudad bastante bien. [I lived in London for seven years, so I know the city quite well.]|Personal experience, familiarityconocer
  9. Hoy al novio de mi hermana. [Today I met my sister’s boyfriend.]|Meeting someone for the first time → conocer
  10. Los alumnos se la lección de memoria. [The students know the lesson by heart.]|Knowing something by heart → saber

Which fits better – yo sé or yo conozco? Complete the text with the correct verbs.

Mi madre es de Salamanca y mi padre de Bristol, así que hablar inglés y español.[My mother is from Salamanca and my father is from Bristol, so I know how to speak English and Spanish.]|Learned ability, know howsaber

Siempre he vivido en España, pero los veranos los pasamos juntos en Inglaterra, así que ambos países.[I’ve always lived in Spain, but we spent summers together in England, so I know both countries.]|Personal experience, familiarityconocer

Mis compañeros de clase solo hablar un idioma, pero de una profesora que habla español, sueco y alemán.[My classmates only know how to speak one language, but I know about a teacher who speaks Spanish, Swedish and German.]|1. Learned ability, know howsaber|2. To have evidence of something → saber de

Dicen que las personas bilingües son buenas con la música, así que me apunté a clases cuando era pequeña y ahora tocar el violín y el piano.[They say that bilingual people are good at music, so I signed up for classes when I was young and now I know how to play the violin and the piano.]|Learned ability, know howsaber

compositores tanto clásicos como modernos. [I know classical composers as well as modern ones.]|Familiarity → conocer

No lo que quiero ser de mayor, pero me gustaría un trabajo con el que viajar y todos los rincones y culturas del mundo. [I don’t know what I want to be when I am older, but I would like a job where I can travel and get to know all the corners and cultures of the world.]|1. To (not) have information about something → saber|2. To become familiar with something → conocer

Los que me que soy una exploradora nata. [People who know me know that I am a born explorer.]|1. To have contact with someone, familiarityconocer|2. To have information about someone → saber