This partnered speaking activity incorporates the Realidades 3, Ch. 2 vocabulary (the arts) and gets every kid in the class speaking! I divide the chapter into two halves, so this activity focuses moreso on the SECOND column of vocabulary on the Repaso del Capitulo - the words pertaining to theater and dance.
Students get in pairs; one gets the "Estudiante A" script and one gets the "Estudiante B" script. Student A starts by reading five sentences, some of which are logical and some of which are illogical. Student B listens and records his opinions on the statements. Then the roles are reversed; Student B reads his sentences, while student A decides if they're logical or illogical.
Next, Student A asks five short answer questions aloud, the answers to which are all Ch. 8 vocab words. Student B writes what they think the answers should be. Then repeat the process, vice-versa.
Takes about 20 minutes between the speaking and going over the answers. Even the shy students seem to love participating in this! They are listening, reading, and writing in Spanish all at the same time.