Author:
Ashley Johnson, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
Hotel, Opinons, Places, Planning, Spanish, Travel, Trip, Vacation
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
Spanish

Spanish Level 1, Activity 13: Los Agentes de Viajes y Los Viajeros / Travel Agents and Travelers (Online)

Spanish Level 1, Activity 13: Los Agentes de Viajes y Los Viajeros / Travel Agents and Travelers (Online)

Overview

In this activity, students will talk about their vacation and hotel and express their thoughts about them.

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Activity Instructions

Activity Title (in your target language)

Los Agentes de Viajes y Los Viajeros

Description:

In this activity, students will talk about their vacation and hotel and express their thoughts about them.

Proficiency Level:

Novice Mid-High

Keywords:

Travel, Vacation, Hotel, Trip, Opinions, Places

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions related to where I would like to travel
  • Make a decision based on given information
  • Ask questions related to vacations and hotels
     

Materials Needed:

Warm-up

  • For warm-up, the lab facilitator will ask a variety of conversation questions to help students become familiar with the vocabulary.
  • Para el calentamiento, les voy a hacer algunas preguntas. Estas preguntas hablan sobre sus preferencias durante un viaje. ¡Vamos a repasar y practicar mucho vocabulario cuando hablemos de estas preguntas!

Main Activity

  • 1. Share the “student version” slideshow with students. Before having students go into breakout rooms, assign each student a blue traveler card. This is their traveler profile. 
    • Para nuestra actividad principal, vamos a practicar en ser viajeros y agentes de viaje. Les voy asignar a cada uno de ustedes una tarjeta azul. Esta tarjeta es para cuando sean “viajeros” y tiene información importante, como el número de personas, cuántas camas necesitan, qué actividades quieren hacer y cuánto dinero tienen. 

 

  • 2. Put the students into groups of two. If possible, put them in breakout sessions. Students are going to take turns playing the role of a travel agent and a traveler. Each pair of students should decide who is going to be the traveler and travel agent first. Whoever is the travel agent, will go to the link located on the slideshow, taking them to a Buzzfeed quiz they will be asking questions to their partner.
    • Ahora los voy a poner en grupos de dos en “breakout rooms.” Les compartí un “slideshow” para que puedan mirar sus tarjetas azules cuando es su turno. Van a tomar turnos siendo agentes y viajeros. Primero, deben decidir quién va a ser el viajero y después la otra persona debe ir al “enlace” (link) que está en la diapositiva para que ellos sean el agente de viaje. 

 

  • 3. One student in the pair will first be the travel agent, and will use the linked Buzzfeed quiz to interview the traveler, the other student. The traveler will use the blue traveler profile cards to answer the questions. The traveler should answer each question with a complete sentence.
    • El agente de viaje va a hacer las preguntas de la prueba de Buzzfeed a su pareja, el viajero. El viajero tiene toda la información y debe responder a cada pregunta con una oración completa.
      • Example: “How many beds do you need?  
      • “I need one bed.”
      • Ejemplo: “¿Cuántas camas necesita?
      • “Yo necesito una cama.” 

 

  • 4. The travel agent will present the destination to the traveler, and the traveler must approve the destination before moving on. 
    • Al final de la prueba, el agente le va a dar su destino al viajero. El viajero  debe decidir si le gusta el lugar y  está de acuerdo con viajar a su destino o que no está de acuerdo.
  • 5. Switch roles, and repeat steps 3-4. 
    • Ahora deben cambiar de “rol” o “papel.” Ahora la persona que fue el  viajero va a ser el agente de viaje y debe hacer este mismo proceso  con su pareja que ahora va a ser el viajero. 

 

  • 6. When both partners have finished, they should return to the main session. 
    • Cuando las dos personas terminen practicando los dos “papeles” de viajero y agente de viajes, deben regresar al “main session.” 

Wrap-up

  • ¿A dónde vas a viajar?
  • ¿Quieres visitar este lugar en la vida real?
  • ¿Por qué sí o no?

End of lab:

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with 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 answer questions related to where I would like to travel
  • Make a decision based on given information
  • Ask questions related to vacations and hotels