Berta Vázquez- Afro-Spanish Actriz/ Reading, Video/Questions/Matching/ Writing

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La talentosa actriz española Berta Vázquez

Invite more Afro-Spanish representation in your curriculum with this elaborate introduction to Berta Vázquez. She is Afro-Ukrainian Spanish woman and is extremely talented. Students will immediately widen their perspectives and learn about this trailblazing woman who continues to break barriers!

Level 3+

Present tense/Past tense

What's included in this resource?

1. Slide deck about Berta Vázquez (with a note-taking sheet).

This introduction to the Afro-Ukrainian Spanish superstar invites students to ask questions, view pictures, and guess Berta’s interests and profession.  The slide deck and note-catcher include a collage, definition of breaking barriers, examples, and several reflection questions.  There is an interpreting collage activity as well as a short gossip section about Berta and Mario Casas (longer article included).

2. An activity on "Rompiendo barreras."

3. Pre-reading matching activity. 

Students are provided with an opportunity to preview some information about her life through this activity. They can immediately guess the meaning of the important words, which will provide them with tons of confidence! 

4. Text: La talentosa actriz española Berta Vázquez.

This short reading details some key events in her life, the road to stardom, movie career, and love life with the equally talented Mario Casas. 

5. Comprehension questions: La talentosa actriz española Berta Vázquez

6. Interpretive Video activity.

Students watch an interview with Berta and respond to questions. The Youtube video can be accessed below to preview and the downloaded video link is included in the document. 

Youtube link

7. Video Comprehension Questions

An editable version of questions are included

8. El mundo de la farándula

This is a short text (I researched and crafted) about the interesting love life of Mario Casas and his tendency to date co-stars. Very interesting. 

9. Comprehension and discussion-based questions: El mundo de la farándula 

Want more resources to highlight Afro-Latine/Afro-Hispanic/Black People of the díaspora? Check out: Las voces diversas de la diáspora!

Famous Afro-Latinx People Bundle

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