There are two versions included- a past tense version and a present tense version. This story is based on true events. It's about a young couple who travels to Buenos Aires bringing $800 U.S. dollars with them in cash because at that time it was common to exchange dollars for pesos on the black market. Upon arrival, they find that the law has just changed and they now need to find a way to exchange their U.S. dollars for pesos. They encounter problems along the way like not being able to exchange money at a bank, not being able to use the ATM, and having difficulties with their credit card. In the end, they are able to exchange their pesos at a "casa de cambio" which was still a part of the black market- just hidden. They enjoy Argentine food, dance, and famous neighborhoods.
HELPFUL WORDS TO PRE-TEACH
la casa de cambio
dinero en efectivo
la tarjeta de crédito
**THERE IS A PRESENT TENSE VERSION INCLUDED AS WELL
HOW YOU CAN USE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS:
You will want to select a few phrases from the story that your students don’t know to pre-teach ahead of time.
I uploaded this story to my Google Classroom page. I had students read the story on their own. When they got to the question slides I had them answer the questions on a loose-leaf piece of paper. This is perfect for a sub plan. There are so many ways you could use this story. You could do it live with the class or use it as an assessment.
There are 25 assessment questions at the end. 20 of the questions are in Spanish and 5 are in English. The answer key is included.