This 3 page resource will help illustrate the pitfalls of using Google Translate. There are 4 activities as well as a class discussion handout. The activities will guide students in using more accurate resources such as Word Reference once they understand that Google Translate isn't always the best option.
page 1 - Google Translate phrases from English into Spanish and then back to English.
Then read Google translated sentences to try and figure out what students
were trying to say.
page 2 - Use Word Reference to look up the different meanings and uses of the words
listed. Then rewrite the sentences from page 1 correctly.
page 3 - Real life signs to show translation errors to use for group discussion.
page 4 - answer key