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The taste of Spain: how to teach food in a more exciting way.

Posted by Alvaro under: Resources

You can now watch the video of our new icebreaker, “La Tortilla de España” in the Icebreaker section of our site. If you’re also interested in receiving a free sample of the activities included in the “La Tortilla de España” package, just join our mailing list. “La Tortilla de España” is more a lesson plan than an icebreaker.

It is based on an activity that we did during our stay in the US. We asked permission from the food and nutrition staff of our schools to use their class for one period, and then we took our students there to cook Spanish omelet together. If you don’t have this possibility, you can still use the video and the activities in class, and ask the students to try it at home.
The icebreaker includes 4 audio tracks and a 14-page PDF booklet that will help your students to understand the video. We have paid special attention to the regional differences among Spanish speaking countries, and we have decided to cover only the formal imperative (usetd and ustedes). There PDF booklet is divided in three parts:
“La bolsa de la compra”, in which we cover the basic food vocabulary, emphasizing the differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain (gamba, cacahuete, patata) and the most common words used in the Central and South American Spanish speaking countries (camarón, maní, papa).
“La dieta mediterránea”, the second part, focuses on the kind of diet that most Spaniards follow. There is also a grammatical section to review the adverbs of frequency.
The last part, “¡A cocinar!” will help the students to understand the video. There are also many activities to practice cooking expressions (calentar, pelar, cortar, etc) and formal commands.

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Comments:

Fátima Franco said on Tue, February 10, 2009

Hi,
very good your work.
I am going to tell about your blog, for teachers in Brasil.
Abrazos

Bablingua said on Wed, February 11, 2009

¡Hola Fátima!

Muchas gracias por tu mensaje. Estamos trabajando en tener todos los textos de la página web también en español, esperamos que estén listos dentro de poco.
¡Saludos desde Madrid!

Isidoro said on Fri, February 13, 2009

Buena idea. Soy profe de Inglés en espera de destino con VIF program

Becky said on Tue, January 19, 2010

Acabo de matricularme en tu lista de correo electrónico como recomiendan unstedes - es posible que todavía pueda recibir las materiales que van con este video aunque sea meses desde que lo han colgado en el blog? Me gustaría mucho usarlas con mis alumnos - estamos empezando el capítulo de comida!! smile

Alvaro said on Tue, January 19, 2010

Hola Becky, te acabamos de mandar un email con una actividad extraída del archivo PDF que acompaña a este icebreaker. Contacta con nosotros si no lo recibes, la muestra contiene un archivo mp3 y a veces los servidores lo bloquean.

Javier Blanco said on Sat, September 11, 2010

Hola:

Soy maestro de español en US y he usado algunos de los icebraker y otras actividades de su página, me han dado buenos resultados y mis estudiantes trabajan muy bien con ellos. Algunos padres han aprendido a hacer la tortilla de patatas.

Saludos,

Javier Blanco

sassypaulista51 said on Fri, March 11, 2011

Is it still possible to receive the free sample lessons for “La Tortilla de España?” Muchas Gracias.

Ana Chavez said on Tue, February 07, 2012

Hola,

Me interesa conocer este icebreaker para familiarizarme con el material de su pagina web.
Gracias

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