Spanish Level 1, Activity 12: ¿Adónde quieres viajar? / Where do you want to travel? (Face-to-Face)


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Description: In this activity, students will take a fun quiz to find out what kind of traveler they are. Students will also respond to a variety of questions regarding their likes and dislikes in a group conversation setting. They will learn more about traveling and destinations.
Semantic Topics: Travel, lodging, food, mountains, beach, hotel, survey, outdoors, interview, world, viajar, mundo, entrevista, comida, montañas, playa
Grammatical Structures: Verbs like gustar, ser and estar, verbos como gustar, ser y estar
Products: Pesos, physical money from Spanish-speaking countries (see Cultural Notes)
Practices: Taking turns in games, planning vacations
Perspectives: The value of leisure time

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.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Idaho State Content Standards:

  • 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.
  • COMM 3.1 – Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions about what I like and dislike to do on vacation
  • I can describe and talk about places I want to visit and what I want to do there
  • I can ask other people about what they like and dislike to do on vacation

Materials Needed:

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– Heads Up Cards (Canva Template, free account required)

Warm Up

Materials Needed For Warm Up:

  1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity, located on the Google Slideshow.
    Hola, ¿cómo están? Estoy ____. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. Students will begin by playing a game of Head’s Up. Start with the Heads Up cards in a deck, face down on the table. The students are going to play as a group.
    Hoy vamos a jugar el juego de Heads Up.
  3. One student is going to choose a card from the deck without looking. The student is going to put a card on their forehead so that the rest of the group can see. The rest of the group is going to give hints to the person who has the card on their forehead. The students will give the hints in Spanish only.
    Un estudiante va a escoger una tarjeta de la baraja sin verla. El estudiante va a poner la tarjeta en su frente (Point to forehead) para que el resto del grupo pueda ver. El resto del grupo va a dar pistas a la persona que tiene la tarjeta en la frente. Ustedes van a dar pistas. Solamente en español.

Main Activity

Materials Needed For Main Activity:

Parte A

  1. Hand out a device with the Buzzfeed Quiz to each student and put them in partners. Students will take turns asking their partner the questions on the quiz, and circling their answers using the Vis-A-Vis markers.
    ¡Ustedes van a hacer una entrevista con un amigo para averiguar qué tipo de viajero es tu amigo! En parejas, deben hacer las preguntas el uno al otro. Llena (Gesture to circling an answer on the quiz) la hoja con la respuesta de tu pareja. Tomen turnos preguntando  y leyendo las respuestas en voz alta.
  2. After the students have interviewed their partners to find out their answers to the quiz, tell the following to your students:
    Ahora, cuenten el número de las As, Bs, Cs, y Ds en la prueba de tu compañero. Dime la letra con más respuestas. ¡Voy a darte una tarjeta que corresponde con la letra!  
  3. Click the slide on the Google Slideshow that shows the quiz results. Have students read the description of the personality they got from their quiz answers.
    Vamos a ver la clave de las personalidades según los resultados de la prueba.
  4. Have students share which type of traveler they are with the group. Ask them if they agree with the results.
    ¿Cuáles personalidades tienen según sus resultados? ¿Están de acuerdo o no?

Parte B

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?
¿Cuál es tu café favorito en el centro de Boise?
¿Hay un café en otro lugar que te guste ir?
¿Prefieres ir al museo o nadar en el mar cuando estás de vacaciones? 
¿A tí te gusta jugar los videojuegos? ¿Cuál es tu videojuego favorito? 
Cuándo estás de vacaciones, ¿Qué actividades te gustan hacer? 
¿A qué hora prefieres almorzar durante una vacación?
¿Dónde quieres que sean tus vacaciones este verano?
¿Prefieres viajar con tus amigos o con tu familia? ¿Por qué?

Wrap Up

Ask students some of the following questions to finish the activity:
1. Nombra una cosa que te gusta traer contigo para las vacaciones. 
2. Nombra un lugar que te gusta ir por diversión.
3. Nombra el destino perfecto para una vacación.
4. Nombra el destino más horrible para una vacación.


• 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 activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions about what I like and dislike doing on vacation
  • I can describe and talk about places I want to visit and what I want to do there
  • I can ask other people about what they like and dislike doing on vacation

Cultural NOtes: 

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