Here is a great communicative for students.
Student A has information that student B needs and vice versa. The students must ask where different people are WENT (using IR in the past tense) and why (PARA + infinitive).
Students had a picture but I did not provide the reason. The students had enough vocabulary to come up with their own reason why.
This activity was done totally in spanish and without the use of vocabulary list or teacher assistance.
They were free to use any vocabulary word as long as it made sense in context.
*To make it more challenging, I have my students write their partner's spoken answers in English to check for vocabulary comprehension.