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.
- Practice conjugating affirmative and negative tú commands
- Practice vocabulary about food & the table
- Make cultural connections about table manners
First, conjugate the verbs in this handout: Modales Internacionales Handout
Next, check your answers and discuss the cultural customs in more detail in this Powerpoint presentation: 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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Here are 4 printables you may like for your classroom!
Click on each link below for a PDF of the one you like best.
The colorful versions would be great posters, while the black and white could be handouts for your students to decorate and keep as a study resource.
These posters are based on the silly video “Learn Spanish with Vin Diesel,” a fun way to learn the irregular tú commands! Check it out!
¿Has visto este video chistoso sobre los mandatos informales irregulares? Learn Spanish with Vinn Diesel: Informal Commands