Language Section: Spanish 11-2

Date: January 24th, 2013

Goal of the Class:

Improve the speaking skills and imagination.

Improve the use of the future tenses.


-Give the students the class agreement paper.

-Tel them about the cultural event off campus in Olvera street.

Warm up activity

-Ask the students the following question: Como le llamas a la accion de no decir la verdad?

-(in pairs) Give the students two different situations in a piece of paper.  Make to people to read them out loud to the class and in pairs decide whether they have horrible consequences or not.

Can you see the difference?

Which one is worse than the other? Why?

Discussion in pairs

-2 different pair shares with the class their conclusion. And ask the class whether they agree or not and why.

-Write on the board Mentira piadosa/ mentirilla.

-Ask the students whether they know the term or not.

-If not give the term and the pieces of paper with it.

Main activity

-Write a scale on the board between 1 and 5.

(1) not terrible, (2) somehow bad, (3) bad, (4) very bad, (5) terrible.

-Put the students into groups of three or 4 tops.

-Distribute the lie cards and make each group read and rank each lie from 1 to 5. (12 to 20 min)

-Bring the class together and discuss each of the 8 cards.

Follow up activity

Ask the students If they have ever told a white lie, which one and why.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It was a good class. However, I think next time would be better for an intermediate class to do read all the situations together and let them discuss and rank them in pairs.