For this activity, students receive a card that indicates where several people went and gives clues about what they did there.
Students complete the speaking activity by asking and answering questions using regular and irregular preterite verbs. Questions like "¿Adónde fueron? ¿Y qué hicieron?" This provides great opportunity for somewhat scripted yet spontaneous conversation because the students are free to create their own ideas of what each person did at each location. While there are some pretty straightforward ideas for lower/intermediate students (ej: Joaquin went to the florist and bought flowers), if your students are higher level and are comfortable enough (and you are okay with it) they might say "Joaquin went to the florist and bought a unicorn", or something completely random yet gramatically correct.
When students are finished with the communication activity and they have written down everything their partner has said, they then translate their partners responses into English.
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