Let students see ser and estar verbs in a context they hear often... describing celebrities! This activity has 5 descriptions in a Powerpoint presentation - 1 for Selena, 1 for One Direction, 1 for Jennifer Lopez, 1 for Venus and Serena Williams, and 1 for Mario Lopez. If a student doesn't know one or any of the celebrities, that's totally ok!
The descriptions each have 12 forms of ser and estar in a variety of tenses - mostly present, preterite, and imperfect. They include advanced uses like progressive verbs and passive voice. They are editable so you can swap them out if your class isn't familiar with one of those uses. The students get a sheet to mark whether the verbs are ser or estar and the reason for each one.
You could project each passage and use it as a warm up activity several days in a row. Or you could do them all in one day as a group reading activity. Or you could post them around the room and make it a stations activity - there are lots of options! This is a great comprehensible input reading activity, and it also includes a writing prompt for students to write their own description at the end!
Answer keys included. :)
This product is also available as part of my Advanced Ser Vs Estar Bundle
This product is also available as part of my Guess the ___ Reading Bundle
These activities primarily focus on the ACTFL language comparison and interpretive communication standards.
Going paperless? This is intended to be projected as a PPT. You can use the PDF documents in the Notability app for students to add their writing or even have them submit their answers to you electronically.
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