Test Your Understanding And Put Your English To Good Use With ‘One Amazing Day Of A Pilgrim’s Life’

A pilgrim’s journey is to walk, walk, walk until they reach their destination.

Except for the moments they are sleeping, eating, or sitting to enjoy the view, a pilgrim is on their feet. Each step takes them closer to Santiago de Compostela, closer to finishing their journey and one step closer to going home. But what else happens on their pilgrimage? What is a day in the life of a pilgrim like?

Do you know? If you do know, tell us in the comments.

And if you don’t know, then no problem. Thanks to the popularity of walking any and all of the Camino de Santiago routes, there are now hundreds of videos online describing and showing what one day in the life of a pilgrim is like.

Watch the Youtube video uploaded by Stingy Nomads and not only test your understanding, but put your English to use by answering the questions below.


True or False? Support your answer with evidence from the video

(3 marks each: 1 point for correct true/false and 2 points for evidence)

1. The first thing a pilgrim does is put on their shoes.

2. A pilgrim must begin their day by walking in the dark.

3. Churros and chocolate is a regular breakfast for pilgrims.

4. You will meet old friends on the walk.

5. Pilgrims walk on different types of paths on their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

6. Every day on the Camino is different.


Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash

Short Answer Questions

(2 marks each)

7. What do pilgrims look forward to when arriving at an ‘albergue’ and why?

8. Why does the video say ”if you’re lucky with your Camino route” when showing the beach?

9. Aside from showing what a day in the life of a pilgrim is like, what do you think the purpose of this video is?


Personal Opinion Questions

(3 marks each)

10. How is your typical day different from a day of a pilgrim on the Camino?

11. What did you learn about the Camino from the above video?

12. How do you think the woman is feeling at the beginning of the video? Would you feel the same?

13. If you have walked the Camino, compare your day to the day presented in the video.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Bonus Question

(5 marks)

14. Did you see any (possible) grammatical errors in the video? What do you think they were and why?


If you’re interested to see how you went (and to have your answers corrected), send an email to caminoenglishlessons@gmail.com with the title of this post and we’ll get back to you. Also, let us know what you thought of the video and the questions. Were the questions too easy? Or were they too hard? Or were they just right?


(Featured image: Photo by Les routes sans fin(s) on Unsplash)