Two units about Venezuela.
Venezuela has undergone some drastic poliitical changes since I visited and wrote these two units. When I was there, Hugo Chavez was in power but he has since died and Madura has taken over. Sadly the country is in a terrible situation that seems to be getting worse every day.
Unit 1. Isla Margarita, turismo venezolano y extranjero
Isla Margarita, like all the Caribbean islands, is spectacularly beautiful. The sand, the translucent warm waters, the fish you can see when you snorkle, it takes your breathe away. Students and teachers are always surprised by the variety in a single country. Venezuela has tropical beaches, high mountains, vast plains and a huge area that is part of the Amazon basin. Really? Practice fillers, such as bueno, pues, bien.
Unit. 2. Caracas, una ciudad latinoamericana
In Europe, the cities grew large in the 19th century; in Latin America they exploded in the 20th century. Why do people leave the countryside and head for the city? Is it good or bad? An easy math exercise will give you some idea of the numbers. Expand their vocabulary of stores. Repetition and extension! Increase their understanding of the Spanish speaking world.
Here is what the two units include: Click on Preview to read both units.
Subject matter: tourism; geography, history
Vocabulary: natural world, urban life
Grammar: prepositions; definite and indefinite articles
Oral practice: imaginary vacations to LA; your city
Homework: natural world; describe a city
Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search, further the research