Teaching basic food vocabulary while having “tapas”

Posted by Alvaro

“Vamos the tapas” is an icebreaker for the first days of a Spanish I/beginner level. The objective of this lesson is to explain the general eating habits in Spain while students review basic grammar such as the –er and –ir verbs and how to tell the time. The vocabulary focuses on the most important food words, including breakfast (tostadas, mantequilla, galletas), lunch and dinner (carne, pescado, verdura, fruta, arroz) and beverages (leche, café, agua, refrescos).

The icebreaker also offers several exercises about the use of “mucho” and “poco”, and two audio activities to practice the key vocabulary. The PDF file included in the package prepares the students to get the gist of the video, with four activities that students should complete while watching it. There is also a reading exercise with additional information about the “tapas”.

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Finally, we’d like to wish everybody a great summer and we’ll be glad to get suggestions and ideas from other teachers to add new materials for the coming school year. ¡Feliz verano a todos!

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Adam Dziadowicz said on Thu, March 21, 2013

looking forward to the tapas reading activity as well as more products!

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