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Spanish I Homework Week of December 11

Create a “Christmas Village” the size of a table. Work in groups of 3-4 people.

Include the following elements:

  1. A central plaza or town square
  2. un parque
  3. una piscina
  4. una escuela
  5. un cine
  6. una biblioteca
  7. un estadio
  8. una playa con agua
  9. un centro comercial
  10. una iglesia
  11. dos restaurantes
  12. una gasolinera
  13. una casa para cada estudiante en la clase
  14. una farmacia
  15. Por lo menos, seis calles

The table should be covered in white or blue bulletin board paper. Outlines for streets and buildings should be drawn in pencil and building names should be written in so that the display can be moved and reassembled easily.

Buildings may be constructed using poster board, paper, foam board or cardboard. They should be colored (computer-printed color is fine). Each building should have a label in Spanish.

We will spend Thursday and Friday of this week working on this project. Be sure to bring necessary materials with you to class (scissors, tape, building materials)

Spanish I Map of South America Homework

Create a poster with a map of South America, with Spanish labels for the country name, capital and bodies of water.

The poster should be colored using crayon, marker or colored pencil. Labels may be hand-written or printed out and glued/attached to the map.

It is not necessary to include the Guyanas, just the countries in the song we learned.

The map can be free-hand, or you can use an overhead or other projector to trace an image.

This assignment is due at the beginning of the period on Friday, November 17.

Notes on the verb GUSTAR

Rewrite the notes on GUSTAR for the plural noun HAMBURGERS.

GUSTAR – to please                        (Change gusta to gustan and la fruta to las hamburguesas)

Me gusta la fruta.                            The fruit (it) pleases me.

¿Te gusta la fruta?                           Does the fruit please you?

¿A Jane, le gusta la fruta?             Does the fruit please her (Jane)?

A Tarzan, le gusta la fruta.            The fruit pleases him (Tarzan).

A Usted, le gusta la fruta.             The fruit pleases you (formal).

Nos gusta la fruta.                           The fruit pleases us.

Os gusta la fruta                               The fruit pleases you all (peers, in Spain).

A ellos, les gusta la fruta.              The fruit pleases them (the guys/mixed group).
A ellas, les gusta la fruta.              The fruit pleases them (the girls)
A mis amigos, les gusta la fruta. The fruit pleases my friends.
A Ustedes, les gusta la fruta        The fruit pleases you all.
A Ben y a Tom, les gusta la fruta.               The fruit pleases them (Ben and Tom).


Change gusta to gustan                 Change la fruta to las hamburguesas.

Spanish I Homework: Survey Monkey

Create a survey about what people like and their personality.
10 question survey, 4 answer choices for each.

3 questions about personality.
2 questions about appearance
3 questions about (singular) things people like/dislike
2 questions about (plural) things people like/dislike

Más (more) o = or

1. ¿Eres alto(a)? 2. ¿De qué color es el pelo?
a. Sí, soy alto(a). a. Tengo el pelo ____
b. No, no soy alto(a). b. Soy pelirrojo(a)
c. Soy un poco alto(a).
d. Soy bastante alto(a) 3. ¿De qué color son los ojos?
e. No, soy bajo(a). Tengo los ojos azules

¿Te gusta el ajedrez? ¿Te gustan los animales?
Sí, me gusta el ajedrez. Sí, me gustan los animales.
No, no me gusta el ajedrez. No, no me gustan los animales.
El ajedrez es aburrido. Los animales son interesantes.
Sí, es muy divertido.

¿Te gusta más el ajedrez o el helado?
Me gusta más el helado.
Me gusta más el helado.
Me da iguial.
No sé.
Ni idea.

Spanish I: Riddle Powerpoints

Create a power point with clues to the “secret identity” of a familiar cartoon character. Provide one clue on each page using vocabulary and structures we have learned in Chapters 1-2.
Examples include:
Es alto.
Es timido.
Es amarillo.
Tiene ojos azules.
Es de Calle Sesame.
Su amigo se llama Sr. Snuffleupagus.

On the final slide, include a picture of your mystery character and his/her name.

* If you want to write clues from the character’s point of view, that is fine, but be consistent from slide to slide.

Presentations will be shown during class on Tuesday, October 24.

Spanish I Homework Due September 29

Who is it? Skit

Working in groups of three, create a skit with the following elements

Two people meet (they know each other). They greet one another and ask how the other is doing. Each person asks the other two questions and answers the other person’s questions.

Choose from the following: What is your email?, What is your phone number?, when is your birthday?, What is the date today? What time is it?

A third person joins the others and says “hi”. One person knows them, but the other does not. The person who doesn’t, asks a question. Choose from: Who is she/he? What is his/her name?

The person who is acquainted with the new person makes introductions, including names and how the are acquainted.
The other two respond appropriately to being introduced – nice to meet you / likewise or charmed.

The new person asks the person they know how they are doing, and asks the other person two questions (use the same options as before).

The group departs, using an appropriate good-bye.


Spanish I Homework for September 11-15

Monday: Recite ABC’s

Tuesday: Recite numbers 0-20

Wednesday: Recite days of the week

Thursday:  Be prepared to ask and answer the following questions:

What is your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?
What is his/her name?