You need to have a discussion with your partner in SPANISH on the topic holidays (A) using the picture and text as starting point for the conversation.

Un verano en Ibiza

Philippe es un médico conservador de unos sesenta años que quiere ganarse a los hijos de su novia y, con esta esperanza, se va con ellos de vacaciones a… Ibiza.

Rodeado de jóvenes con ganas de marcha, Philippe se siente como un pez fuera del agua. Ibiza está muy lejos de ser el lugar idóneo para las relajadas vacaciones familiares que él esperaba.

Texto y foto basados en la película “Un verano en Ibiza”


Listen to the first question

And then describe the picture.

Try to talk about both the people and the background.

When talking about people, you can describe clothes and expressions. If you want to estimate ages, you can use the expression “de unos 35 años” “tiene unos 35 años” – He/she is 35ish. HINT

When talking about the landscape, you can describe the background, weather…



Listen to your partner’s question

And say what you think that Philippe did last night.

Remember to use “pretérito” HINT


Listen to the third question

And say what Philippe would have rather done.

Remember to use “condicional perfecto” HINT


Listen to the fourth question

And say whether you think they are enjoying their holiday.

You can use the picture and the text to respond to this question. HINT


Listen to the fifth question

And explain whether you would like to visit Ibiza.

Remember to use “condicional” in your answer. HINT


Listen to your partner’s question

Explain which sort of holidays you like most and why.


Listen to the seventh question

Then, say where you went on holidays last summer.

Remember to use “pretérito”: fui a (I went to), estuve en (I stayed in), viajé a (I travelled to)


Listen to the eight question.

And explain how your holidays went.

Remember to use “pretérito”: me lo pasé bien (muy bien, mal, fatal) porque…


Listen to the ninth question

Tell your partner what you used to do.

You need to use “imperfecto”: iba a (I went to), estaba en (I stayed in), viajaba a (I travelled to)


Listen to the tenth question

Explain what you liked most and least about your holidays.

You can give a simple answer such as: Me gustó mucho (mention what you liked) / No me gustó nada (mention what you disliked)
Or you can give a complex answer such as: Lo que me gustó más fue (mention what you liked) / Lo que me gustó menos fue (mention what you disliked)


Listen to a question about future holidays.

Answer it remembering to use “futuro”

Some examples or verbs in future are: ire a (I will go to), estaré en (I will stay in), viajaré a (I will travel to)


Listen to your partner’s question

And answer it giving your personal opinion.

Try to expand your answer mentioning why you prefer to travel with your family or with your friends.


Finally, you need to ask a question

Ask your partner about her/his favourite holidays.

Now you need to have a discussion with your partner in ENGLISH on the topic holidays. Read the article first and then you can start the different tasks.

Selfie tourists puzzled by Big Ben’s new look

It’s one of the world’s most instantly-recognisable tourist attractions. But the Elizabeth Tower – commonly known as Big Ben – is barely recognisable at the moment, covered in scaffolding with just one clock face visible. And it’s leaving some of the millions of tourists who flock there for a photo every year a bit confused.
Sadia, visiting from New York with her family, had “no idea” she’d be confronted by what is said to be the largest example of scaffolding of its type in the world. “People told me that when you get off at Westminster station, you look outside and there you see Big Ben,” the 38-year-old says. “I looked at it and I was like ‘hmmm, it doesn’t look like Big Ben’. “I was a little disappointed, but I understand.”
But not all tourists are as understanding.
“I actually had one lady that cried,” said tour bus driver Andy Cousins. “She had come all the way to London just to see Big Ben and it was in this state and she was in tears. “It’s a massive icon for London, and they’ve only got one clock face that’s open, so they are very very upset at the moment. I told them to Google pictures of Big Ben to get the perfect picture.”

Extract from the article “Selfie tourists puzzled by Big Ben’s new look” (

Ask your partner the following questions about the text:

What is the Elizabeth Tower and what is happening to it?
How do tourists feel when they face the monument?
What advice does Andy Cousins give to them? Would you say that it is good advice? Why?

Ask your partner:

Are there any monuments in your city (or country) that attract flocks of tourists?
Which ones/one?
Why is it so popular?
Do you like it? Would you recommend visiting it?

Ask your partner:

Some cities, like London, attract millions of visitors each year. What are, in your opinion, the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?


Ask your partner:

Is your city a tourist destination?

If yes: How do you feel about it?
If not: What is the most touristic city in your country?


Listen to your partner’s question

Then explain how you feel about London being a tourist destination.

Are you happy about it? Does it bother you? Why?


Listen to your partner’s question

Say which is your favourite monument or museum in your city.

Expand your answer by explaining why and how often you visit it.


Ask your partner:

Have you ever been to London?

If yes: Was it as you expected?
What did you like most and least?
Did you visit Big Ben?
If not: Would you like to visit it? Why?


Tell your partner how many school holidays you have, when you have them and how long they last. Mention all of their names: Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms.

Then ask your partner to talk about school holidays in her/his country.


Ask your partner:

What do you usually do on holiday?


Ask your partner:

Have you ever been on a school trip?

If yes: ask where she/he went, for how long he/she stayed away and how the experience was.
If not: ask if he/she will go on any trips in the future.


Listen to your partner’s question

Talk about the school trips that you have attended / want to attend in the future.