Interpretive Listening can sometimes be the hardest part of learning a foreign language for students. Students often need additional practice to progress in their language development.
This partner activity has students reading 12 sentences to a partner, while their partners write what they hear and draws a picture representing what they wrote and heard. This activity is centered around a unit on celebrations and is in preterite.
Students hear a variety of verbs in preterite tense and various details that make up two party celebrations. The objective is to have students listen to figure out what is happening at each celebration that is being described. Each partner will hear 12 statement that they can write in Spanish or English and then draw in the boxes provided. I recommend students take turns reading and listening, so that each have an equal amount of time working at trying to figure out the events of their celebrations. Once both are done reading and listening, students can work independently to draw the scene or aspects they heard about from the competition. Then both check each others' papers for accuracy based on what they read/heard.
This activity asks students to operate in the target language, practice their fluency, speaking, listening and writing.