In this video lesson, we’ll learn what an adverb is, how to form them in Spanish, and practice with lots of examples of commonly used Spanish adverbs.
Below this video, there is a link with printable notes that you can refer to as you watch! (PDF)
I used this short, spooky story to review making comparisons, using prepositions of place, and vocabulary for describing houses.
Here is the video story narration:
Here is the activity sheet that I used in class that you can download.
I´d love to know if you use this story in your classroom!
In this activity, we’ll practice formal, usted commands in Spanish as well as useful travel vocabulary.
First, we’ll watch a video about some travel safety tips.
Then, we’ll review & practice with formal commands by completing each sentence on the handout with the correct form of the verb.
Finally, we’ll write more travel advice.
Any feedback is always welcome and appreciated 🙂
Note: This video lesson & activity is adapted from my Intermediate Spanish II class for students in their fourth semester of Spanish classes.
Los mandatos informales, informal «tú» commands, can be a bit challenging at first because you must remember to conjugate the verb differently depending on whether the command is affirmative (Yes! Do it! ¡Sí! ¡Hazlo!) or negative (No! Don´t do it! ¡No! ¡No lo hagas!) This cultural presentation will take you on a journey of table manners around the world while practicing affirmative versus negative tú commands.
First, conjugate the verbs in this handout: Modales curiosos: Mandatos Informales Handout
Now, see how you did with this video lesson!
Also, here’s a Powerpoint presentation based on this lesson (especially for teachers!): Modales Internacionales Powerpoint
Share your reflections and what you´ve learned in the questions at the bottom of the handout. Do you think any of these tips for international table manners will come in handy someday?
The images in the presentation were adapted for educational purposes from an infographic & article by Huffingtion Post España.
Also, thank you to the Teaching & Learning Spanish Blog Facebook Page for sharing the Huffington Post article.
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Update: A typo in the handout has been corrected (10-8-2018)!
Update: This post has been changed & updated to include the video lesson (5-21-2020)! We re-posted to the front page of the blog for visibility without deleting the previous link for those who may have saved it.