You need to have a discussion with your partner in SPANISH on the topic Celebrations – Día de Muertos using the picture and text as starting point for the conversation.
 

 
El Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos se celebra el 2 de noviembre en México. Es una fiesta llena de color que mezcla raíces aztecas con tradiciones cristianas. El Día de Muertos celebra la vida en contraste con la muerte. La gente se disfraza de muertos y las flores y dulces llenan las casas, calles y cementerios.

En los últimos años Dia de Muertos se ha popularizado en todo el mundo gracias a películas como Spectre o Coco.

 
 
ACTIVIDAD 1

Listen to your partner’s question

And describe the picture.

Expand your answer by talking about the people and the background. HINT

Click for an example

ACTIVIDAD 2

Listen to the question

Then describe how the girl is dressed.

Embroidery – bordados.
Make up – maquillaje
She is wearing make up – está maquillada.
Skull – calavera

HINT

ACTIVIDAD 3

Listen to your partner’s question

Say when the picture was taken.

Mention the day and the time (morning, afternoon, evening).
Dark – oscura
Evening / night – noche

HINT

ACTIVIDAD 4

Listen to your partner’s question

Say what the family did before and what they will do after taking the picture.

Remember to use “pretérito” and “futuro”.

HINT

ACTIVIDAD 5

Ask your partner whether his/her family celebrate el Día de los Muertos o Todos los Santos.

If they do, asks how they celebrate this festival.

HINT

ACTIVIDAD 6

Listen to your partner

And describe Halloween.

You can use the impersonal “se”. HINT

Pumpkin – calabaza
Carve a pumpkin – decorar una calabaza
Dress up – disfrazarse
Trick or treating – truco o trato

ACTIVIDAD 7

Listen to the question

And say whether you like Halloween. Justify your answer.

You can elaborate your answer by comparing your current opinion with the one you had when you were younger.

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ACTIVIDAD 8

Listen to your partner’s question

And say whether you’ve celebrated Halloween this year.

If you have, explain what you’ve done. Remember to use pretérito. HINT

If you have not, explain what you did instead. Remember to use pretérito. HINT

Remain at home – quedarse en casa

ACTIVIDAD 9

Listen to the question

And say whether you’ve seen the movies Spectre or Coco.

If you have, give your opinion about them. Remember to use pretérito. HINT

If you have not, say whether you’d like to see them. Remember to use the double negative. HINT

ACTIVIDAD 10

Listen to the last question

And talk about horror books or films. HINT

If you have seen / read any, give your opinion about them. HINT

If you have not seen / read any say whether you’d like to. Remember to use “condicional” HINT

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

Halloween is the scariest night of the year! It is celebrated on 31 October. It’s when lots of people go trick or treating, dress up and enjoy getting scared.
But, how to make the most out of trick or treating?
First up – plan your route! If someone’s dressed their house up for Halloween, they’re definitely into it and they’re the ones with the goodies behind the door.
Go get ’em – with a responsible adult of course!
Once you’ve done that you can try to charm them because the mission is to bag as many treats as possible, right?
If you don’t want to bother with the trick part, make sure you empty all the previous sweets out of your buckets so that people feel sorry for you and give more sweets.
And finally dress up – your costume has got to cut it. You want some good reactions on the door so make an effort and don’t just put your hood up – these guys don’t owe you treats!

Texto basado en https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15167513

 
TASK 1 – YOU START THE CHAT

Ask your partner:

Who is the text addressed to?

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

How can you make the most of trick or treating according to the author?

TASK 3

Ask your partner:

How can you recognise who is trick or treating?

TASK 4

Ask the following question:

Why is it important to dress up for Halloween?

TASK 5

Listen to your partner’s question

Say whether Halloween is popular in your city.

Expand your answer by describing some what people do (e.g. dressing up, decorating shops, restaurants or houses, partying…)
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TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question.

And describe your favourite Halloween.

Say how old you were, what you did, who you were with…

TASK 7

Ask your partner:

Would you like to visit UK during Halloween? Why?

TASK 8

Listen to your partner’s question

Say when is, in your opinion, the best time to visit UK.

Justify your answer.

TASK 9

Ask the following question:

When would you recommend visiting your city? Why?

TASK 10

Ask the following questions:

Which are the most important celebrations in your city? What is your favourite one?
Is Todos los Santos celebrated? How?