Handout in PDF format is a brief biography for the author Laura Esquivel. She is famous for her novel "Como agua para chocolate" which a few years later was made into the film "Like water for chocolate."
The handout has 30 fill in the blanks for the Preterit or Imperfect. I like to first introduce students to the author with a PPT or Prezi Presentation.
Then students read a fragment from her novel and view a video clip found on You Tube.
As a culminating activity, students work with a partner to fill in the blanks with the Preterit or Imperfect.
Key is provided.
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