A Reading Passage in Spanish about spending New Year's Eve in Valparaíso, Chile. Includes comprehension questions and 4 photos of Valparaíso related to the text.
This story is about how a family spent the New Year in Valparaíso, Chile including how they prepared for New Year's Eve, what happened at midnight with their cábalas (good luck traditions) and watching the fireworks display.
This short story is in the Pretérito (Spanish Past Tense) making it ideal for Spanish 2 level students.
All reading texts, questions and instructions are 100% in Spanish making it ideal for language immersion classrooms.
Bonus Listening Activity
We have now included a sheet with the 5 stories on one page (without exercises). This is can be used where the teacher gives the comprehension questions orally, or can be used in conjunction with the audio on our YouTube channel so they can read as they listen (without the distraction of other activities on the page).
There is another sheet with the 5 stories on one page, but this time with certain words missing and replaced by a blank line where students can fill with the word they hear on the listening.
Note: The audio of the listening only appears on our YouTube channel. The recording is spoken by a native Spanish speaker.
Here is the audio that accompanies the short stories. It will also give you an idea of the content and level of these short reading passages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3vPdzy5jEI
CONTENT: This contains 17 Pages:
- Teacher Guide (completely in Spanish) - (2 pages)
- Reading Passage - Año Nuevo en Chile - (1 page)
- Reading Passage - Fill the blanks Listening Activity - (1 page)
- Worksheet - Fill the gaps - Past Tense Verb Conjugation - (1 page)
- Comprehension Questions - (2 pages)
- Writing Prompt - (1 page)
- Teacher Answers - (5 pages)
- Photo of Valparaíso at night - (1 page)
- Photo of a typical ascensor in Valparaíso, Chile - (1 page)
- Photo of boats in the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile - (1 page)
- Photo of Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaíso, Chile - (1 page)
You may also be interested in our other reading passage about New Year's Eve Traditions in Chile which includes a cartoon chart showing someone trying to do each of these typical traditions all at once.
We also have a Letter in Spanish about How a family celebrates Christmas in Chile
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