Resource packet, 7 activities for viewing the short film: El Almuerzo- Colombia.
Activity 1: Tertulias de tres- speed dating handout with previewing questions
Activity 2: Previewing/ screen shots sequencing and short reading about the film.
Activity 3: Frases Fantásticas/ fill-in-the-blank activity with vocabulary from film
For this activity, students have a bank of vocabulary words in addition. They simply review the words relevant to the short film and them complete an information gap exercise shortly after. The goal is to get them acquainted with the regional terms, some of which are very particular to Colombian Spanish.
During the short film activities
Activity 4: ¿Quién lo dijo y ¿por qué?
Activity 5: Basic comprehension questions about the film/ discuss or worksheet
Activity 6: Profundizando/ more in-depth questions
This activity allows to think beyond the short film and think about the “big” themes presented. I used this activity as a viewing comprehension activity.
Activity 7: Redacción
Students choose one of the themes pertinent to the film and then write a short description of how the theme manifested itself in the short film.