Spanish Level 1- Activities Designed for Online Instruction

✈️ Spanish Level 1, Activity 12: ¿Adonde quieres viajar? / Where Do You Want to Travel? (Online)


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Description: In this lab, students will review vocabulary about travel and ask and answer questions about their travel preferences. They will become familiar with locations in Spanish-speaking countries.

Semantic Topics: Travel, traveler, preferences, vacations, Spanish-speaking countries, viaje, viajero, preferencias, vacaciones, países hispanohablantes

Grammatical Structures: Verbs like gustar, ser and estar, adjectives, verbos como gustar, ser y estar, adjetivos

Products: Spanish-speaking countries

Practices: Expressing opinions and preferences

Perspectives: How can traveling increase intercultural competence? Why is intercultural competence valuable?

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions about what I like and dislike to do.
  • I can describe and talk about places I want to go to and what I want to do there.
  • I can use appropriate terminology to ask other people about what they like and dislike to do on vacation.

Materials Needed:


  1. Begin by opening the slideshow and introducing the can-do statements.
    Hola, ¿cómo están? Estoy ____. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. Send students the link to the BuzzFeed quiz. Have them take the quiz on their own device and record their result and its associated characteristics.
    Vamos a tomar una prueba para determinar qué tipo de viajeros son. Recuerden o escriban su resulto y las caracteristicas asociadas.
  3. Show students the location that corresponds with their traveler type. Ask the students if they agree with the results of their quiz, or not. Ask why they agree/disagree.
     La ubicación recomendada para el [traveler type] es [location] ¿Están de acuerdo con los resultados? ¿Por qué sí o no?


Optional Activity:

  1. Play the Kahoot game to review vocabulary
    Vamos a jugar un partido de Kahoot para repasar el vocabulario.

Main Activity

  1. Use the following questions to have a discussion with the students. (These questions are displayed on slides in the Google Slideshow as well). 

¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito? (What is your favorite hobby?)

¿Cuál es tu café favorito en el centro de Boise? (What is your favorite cafe in downtown Boise?)
¿Te gusta un café en otro lugar? (Is there a cafe in another place you that like to go?)
¿Prefieres ir al museo o nadar en el mar cuando estás de vacaciones?
(Do you prefer to go to the museum or swim in the ocean while on vacation?)
¿A tí te gusta jugar los videojuegos? ¿Cuál es tu videojuego favorito?
 (Do you like to play video games? What is your favorite video game?) 
Cuándo estás de vacaciones, ¿Qué actividades te gustan hacer?
(When you’re on vacation, what activities do you like to do?)
¿A qué hora prefieres almorzar durante una vacación?
 (At what time do you prefer to eat lunch when on vacation?)

¿A dónde quieres ir para tus vacaciones este verano? (Where do you want your vacations to be this summer?)
¿Prefieres viajar con tus amigos o con tu familia? ¿Por qué? 
(Do you prefer to travel with your friends or family? Why?)


Use the questions below to wrap-up the conversation:

1. Nombra una cosa que te gusta traer contigo para las vacaciones. (Name one thing that you like to bring with you on vacation?)

2. Nombra un lugar que te gusta ir por diversión. (Name a place you like to go to have fun?)
3. Nombra el destino perfecto para una vacación. (Name a perfect destination for a vacation?)
4. Nombra el destino más horrible para una vacación. (Name the most horrible destination for a vacation?)

End of Lab

  • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
    their confidence.
    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
  • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions about what I like and dislike to do.
  • I can describe and talk about places I want to go to and what I want to do there.
  • I can use appropriate terminology to ask other people about what they like and dislike to do on vacation.

Cultural NOtes: 

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