Spanish Level 1- Face-to-Face Activities

✈️ 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:

Optional Materials:


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. Have students scan the QR code in the presentation or 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 answering on the quiz for their partner.
    ¡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. Elige la respuesta de tu pareja. Tomen turnos preguntando  y leyendo las respuestas en voz alta.
  3. After the students have interviewed their partners to find out their answers to the quiz, the quiz should give students their results. Show students the location that corresponds with their traveler type and have students read the description of the personality they got from their quiz answers.
    Vamos a ver los resultados de la prueba y lean las descripciones en voz alta.
  4.  Have students share which type of traveler they are with the group. Ask the students if they agree with the results of their quiz, or not. Ask why they agree/disagree.
    ¿Cuáles personalidades tienen según sus resultados? ¿Están de acuerdo 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

Materials Needed For 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 to go for vacation this summer?)
¿Prefieres viajar con tus amigos o con tu familia? ¿Por qué? 
(Do you prefer to travel with your friends or family? Why?)

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. (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?)


• 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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