Spanish Level 4, Activity 11: Dos verdades y una mentira/ Two Truths and a Lie (Online)

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Description: In this activity, students will play multiple rounds of two truths and a lie.  They will have the opportunity to create their own “two truths and a lie” that they will present to the rest of the group.
Semantic Topics: Boise State University, Idaho, preferences, family, hobbies, La universidad de Boise State, preferencias, familia, pasatiempos
Grammatical Structures: Complete sentences, present tense, el presente, oraciones completas
Products: preferences, hobbies, two truths and a lie
Practices: Guessing information about others
Perspectives: The importance of communicating personal preferences and hobbies

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.
  • 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.
  • COMT 1.2 – Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange information in a chat room about which statements I think are true
    or false.
  • I can participate in a conversation with my partner about two true things that happened in our lives and one thing that did not.
  • I can ask questions to my partner to uncover which event did not really happen.




  1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity and open the Google Slideshow.

Hoy vamos a compartir cosas sobre nuestra vida. También vamos a descubrir la mentira al compartir tres oraciones sobre nuestra vida.

Today we will share about ourselves. We will also discover the lie by sharing three phrases about our lives. 


2. Ask the students, “What is a lie?” Ask them to put their reply on the chatbox in the Target Language.

“¿Qué es una mentira?” y pide que pongan una respuesta (en español) en la caja de chat. 

What is a lie?, ask the students to write their answers in Spanish in the chat.

“Explica qué es una mentira en tus propias palabras. Por ejemplo: Una mentira es como cuando los padres le dicen a sus hijos que Santa Claus es real” 

Explain what a lie is in your own words. For example, A lie is like when the parents tell their kids that Santa is real.

3. Review the rules of the game. “You will have one minute to read the three sentences. In the chat, you will type the sentence number that you think is a lie. It is necessary that you explain with a complete sentence explaining why you chose the number.” Set a minute timer. If you haven’t received any answers, you can increase the time. Review the answers with the students (it isn’t necessary to read each sentence). Click for the next slide and reveal the two truths and a lie.                                              

“Van a tener un minuto para leer las tres oraciones.” 

You will have a minute to read the three phrases.

“En la ventana del chat, vas a poner el número de la oración que piensas que es  mentira.” 

In the chat write the number of the phrase that you think is a lie.

Es necesario que expliquen verbalmente con una oración completa por que piensan que es una mentira. 

You have to explain why you think it’s a lie using a complete phrase. 

“¡No pueden buscar la respuesta por internet! 😉” 

You cannot look for the answer on the internet. 

Main Activity

  1. Review the rules on the slide with the students. Place them in groups of two and ask them to do a round. If there’s extra time, you can do more rounds or you can ask them to share the lies with the whole group.

Ahora, van a jugar el juego en parejas. Tomen turnos para compartir una mentira y dos verdades sobre tu vida. Tu pareja va a adivinar la mentira y después revela cuál era la mentira. 

Now you will play the game in pairs. Take turns sharing a lie and two truths about your life. Your partner will guess the lie and after reveal which one is the lie. 



  • Wrap Up Questions:
    • What truth or lie surprised you the most?
    • ¿Qué verdad o mentira te sorprende más?
    • Are you a good liar? Why or why not?
    • ¿Eres un mentiroso bueno? ¿Por qué sí, o por qué no?

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 exchange information in a chat room about which statements I think are true
    or false.
  • I can participate in a conversation with my partner about two true things that happened in our lives and one thing that did not.
  • I can ask questions to my partner to uncover which event did not really happen.

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