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SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH

 
 
In this activity you will talk about celebrations and traditions in SPANISH.
You will use the video as a starting point for the conversation. Try to avoid very short answers and do not be afraid of trying new verbs and constructions.
 
If you cannot understand something, just ask your partner to speak slower (¿Por favor, podrías hablar más despacio?) or to repeat the question (¿Por favor, podrías repetir la pregunta?).
You can start now; enjoy your conversation!

 
TASK 1

Listen to your teacher’s question.

And talk about Semana Santa in Spain.
You can say where, when and how it is celebrated.

everywhere in Spain – a lo largo y ancho de España, en toda España

TASK 2

Listen to your teacher’s question

Say whether you would like to attend a Semana Santa in Spain and why.

Some ideas to expand your answer:

Hint – if you would like to go – if you would not like to go.

Some adjectives to describe the Spanish Semana Santa.
Other interesting vocabulary

TASK 3

Listen to the third question.

And explain how Easter is celebrated in your country.

Expand your answer by describing some Easter activities, a typical Easter lunch or Easter religious traditions. HINT

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

And say how long last the Easter holidays in your school.

TASK 5

Listen to your teacher’s question – CHALLENGING

Talk about any Spanish or Latino American celebration that you have studied.

You can talk about la Tomantina, el Dia de los muertos, los San Fermines, las Fallas, la Feria de Abril, la noche de San Juan…
If you do not know any, you can ask your partner to explain briefly los San Fermines or las Fallas.

TASK 6

Ask your teacher which is her favourite local tradition or celebration.

HINT

TASK 7

Listen to the question about your Easter holidays.

And explain what you did.

You can say where you went, who you went with, what activities / excursions / visits you did, where you stayed, how you traveled… Remember to use preterito in your answer.

TASK 8

Listen to your teacher’s question.

And say what you liked most and least about your holidays.

Lo que me gustó más fue… Lo que me gustó menos fue…

TASK 9

Listen to your teacher’s question.

And say whether you had liked to do something else during your holidays.

Remember to use “condicional perfecto” in your answer. You can combine it with subjunctive if you want to build an even more complicated answer. Me habría gustado pasar mas tiempo en la playa / habría preferido viajar en avión…

TASK 10

Listen to your teacher’s question.

And respond it providing as much information as you can.

Remember to use the future in your answer.