Spanish Christmas - ¡Feliz Navidad!

Spanish Christmas - ¡Feliz Navidad!

This is a sample of the activities that accompany our ¡Feliz Navidad! short video, which you can preview at www.bablingua.com. This sample contains an audio file and three exercises about traditional Christmas food. We have also recently published a second video about Christmas: Navidad y deporte. If you’re interested in receiving more samples, just join our mailing list or email us at info@bablingua.com
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Vamos de tapas

Vamos de tapas

This sample contains some activities from our 'Vamos de tapas' icebreaker (short video + activities to do before, during and after watching it). You can watch the video at http://www.bablingua.com/bl/icebreakers For more samples, join our monthly newsletter at www.bablingua.com
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El candombe uruguayo

El candombe uruguayo

In “El candombe uruguayo” we cover many issues about Uruguay -where it is, celebrities, el mate (the national drink)- and we focus on its traditional music. The “candombe” has been recognized by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage of humanity, and it is a great topic to include in your Spanish classes. You can watch an extract of the video at: https://vimeo.com/49995861 As far as the grammar, the video and the activities review how to ask questions in the present simple. In a foreign language class, teachers normally ask questions and students have to answer them, but there’s a risk of repeating this pattern everyday: students might not feel comfortable when they switch roles and they are the ones who have to make the questions. In “El candombe uruguayo” we review simple yes/no questions (”¿Tiene Jorge Drexler hijos?”) and we pay a lot of attention to the interrogative words (cómo, cuál, cuándo, cuántos, dónde, por qué, qué, quién, etc.) We suggest that students follow the example of our interview about the candombe (and other examples included in the PDF booklet) to research and present other interesting Uruguayan traditions or people, such as the Uruguayan carnival, the “murga” (music) or the chivito (food). The video and the activities are appropriate for all levels. The pre-building activities of the PDF document that accompanies the video covers the basic grammar and vocabulary your students need to understand the interview (words such as “calle”, “comparsa”, “ruido”, “tambor”, “tocar”), and they also introduce the topics the video cover (geography -where Uruguay is-, famous Uruguayans, el candombe). In addition to this, the video offers optional subtitles in Spanish.
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Madrid con prisa

Madrid con prisa

The goals of this lesson (for pre-intermediate students) are: Grammar: the superlative. Vocabulary: in the city.. Communication skills: how to talk about life in a big city. The activities of this package include an audio activity, a 4-minute video filmed in Madrid with optional subtitles and real interviews, and a 12-page PDF document with activities, the transcripts and the answer key.
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¿Qué llevas en la cartera?

¿Qué llevas en la cartera?

We ask different people on the street to show us what they carry in their wallets and, if they have any photos, to let us know who they are. The goals of this lesson are: Grammar: -ar, -er- -ir verbs. Also ser and tener. Vocabulary: Professions, description of people and personal objects (billete, carné de conducir, cartera, moneda, tarjeta de crédito, etc.) Communication skills: how to ask and answer questions to find our information about people.. The activities of this package include two audio activities, a 2-minute video filmed in Madrid, exercises to do before and during the video, the answer key and the transcript of the video and audio files.
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El tiempo libre

El tiempo libre

What do Spaniards really do in their free time? Are stereotypes about flamenco, paella, bullfights and siesta true? These are the questions we answer in this video (length: 6 minutes) and its activities. The goals of this lesson are: Grammar: verb gustar. Vocabulary: leisure activities (bailar, caminar, cantar, las computadoras, esquiar, hacer deporte, ir al teatro, ir de compras, jugar al fútbol, leer, montar en bici, nadar, patinar, pintar, salir con los amigos, tocar la guitarra, ver la tele, los videojuegos, etc.) Communication skills: how to talk about what you do in the free time. The activities of this package include two audio activities, two slides to project in your class to prepare your students and evaluate them at the end, exercises to do before and during the video, the answer key and the transcript of the video and audio files.
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Bicing en Barcelona

Bicing en Barcelona

Barcelona was one of the first Spanish cities to introduce a public bicycle service for its citizens, in order to reduce traffic and pollution. These videos and activities explain the advantages of Barcelona's "bicing" , the name of this mean of transport, and how it works. The goals of this lesson (for pre-intermediate students) are: Grammar: comparisons. Vocabulary: basic adjectives (barato, caro, complicado, fácil, difícil, llano, montañoso, sencillo, etc.) and vocabulary about the city and means of transport. Communication skills: how to talk about advantages and disadvantages.. The activities of this package include three audio activities, a 4-minute video filmed in Barcelona with optional subtitles and real interviews, and a 10-page PDF document with activities, the transcripts and the answer key.
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De Caracas a Venezuela

De Caracas a Venezuela

This video and its activities will give your students the most important facts about Venezuela, such as where it is, typical food, capital, national dance and the national passion for soap operas. The package includes a fun activity in which your students will have to dub a dramatic scene from a Soap opera, following the model given in the main video.
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Nadie me ayuda

Nadie me ayuda

A whole engaging lesson that combines PowerPoint presentations, a 4-minute video with optional subtitles in Spanish filmed in Madrid, and several audio activities. The goals of this lesson (for pre-intermediate students) are: Grammar: affirmative and negative words (alguien, algo, algún, alguna, algunas, nadie, nada, ninguno, ningún, ninguna). Vocabulary: school life. Communication skills: how to explain plans. The lesson comes with a very detailed explanation in both Spanish and English about how to use the resources.
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Spanish - Listen; there's a thief in my house.

Spanish - Listen; there's a thief in my house.

Escucha: hay un ladrón enThis is a sample from Bablingua's new ebook whose aim is to boost your student&'s listening comprehension. The ebook includes 30 audio files (total length 48 minutes) and reviews the main vocabulary and grammar points of the beginner / A1 syllabus. More information at: http://bablingua.com/bl/post/573
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