Buena Gente Listening Activity - Season 1, Episode 1
This listening activity works with a great free online resource through YouTube called "Buena Gente." There are six episodes and each is between approximately 4-10 minutes long. Follow Sofía and Mateo on a journey where they attempt to find the owner of some very important belongs left behind in their new apartment! All episodes are based in Mexico.
I recommend this activity for students in grades 5 or higher, with at least one full year of Spanish. (This material reinforces grammatical concepts typically covered in a Spanish 2 HS course.)
These listening exercises are a great way for students to practice comprehension, learn new vocabulary, and discuss grammatical concepts like preterite vs. imperfect, the use of the subjunctive, the future tense, and more! The actors speak very slowly and clearly. I recommend showing these videos with the Spanish subtitles on for the first time and without them the second or third time. After watching, have students work alone or in groups to answer the questions. Review answers with the class to work on pronunciation and to answer any questions. A great tool to reinforce learning!
Worksheets for each episode include a review of verbs, vocabulary introduced in the video, true & false questions, fill-in-the-blanks, question & answer or multiple choice.
Links to jump directly to "Buena Gente" episodes through YouTube are also provided along with an answer key!
For a complete activity that includes listening exercises for all six episodes of Season 1, CLICK HERE!