ESVTradB16 – past

CUSTOMS AND FESTIVALS – SEMANA SANTA
 
 
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 partner’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 partner’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

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

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

TASK 5

Ask your partner how long the Easter holidays last in her/his school

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’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 7

Ask your partner which is her favourite local tradition or celebration

TASK 8

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 9

Listen to your partner’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 10 – CHALLENGING

Listen to your partner’s question.

And say whether you would have 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

TASK 11

Listen to your partner’s question

And respond to it providing as much information as you can

Remember to use the future in your answer

 
 
 
CUSTOMS AND FESTIVALS – EASTER
 
 
Now it is your turn to ask some questions in ENGLISH to your partner.

 
You need to use the video as a starting point for your conversation and then ask some general questions about Easter and then other celebrations and traditions. If your partner cannot understand your question, repeat it slower and/or using easier words. You can start now!

 
TASK 1 – YOU START
Ask your partner:

Could you describe the ad?
Who do you think the ad is addressed to?
What do you think about it? Do you find it cute? Why?
What do you like most and least about it?
Would you say it is effective?
How would you improve it?

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

Do you have similar Easter ads in your country?

TASK 3

Ask your partner:

What are some typical Easter traditions in your city?

TASK 4

Listen to your partner’s question:

And tell him/her about Easter traditions in your country.

You can mention egg decoration, egg hunting, a typical Easter lunch…

TASK 5

Ask your partner about Easter in her/his country.

Have you ever been to a typical Easter procession?

If yes, ask questions about it: where it was, how it was, how many people attended, what happened before and after the procession.
If not, ask whether you’d like to attend one and why.

TASK 6

Ask your partner:

Would you say that it is important to maintain traditions? Why?

TASK 7

Ask your partner:

Have local traditions changed in your country due to influence from movies, immigrants…?

TASK 8

If you still have time…

Ask your partner about her/his Easter holidays.

Where she/he went to, who she/he went with, what he/she did, what he/she liked most and least, what else she/he would have liked to do…