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These resources are designed to be a fun end of term lesson! The students learn vocabulary and facts associated to the Tomatina as well as revising food, clothing and colours. There are colourful slides with pictures and animations, differentiated activities, links to short YouTube extracts, a worksheet and a creative task to finish.
The first slide says: In celebration of the humble tomato! (at this point the students do not know that they are learning about La Tomatina!)
Slide 2 is the warmer:
All: Match the words and pictures.
Most: AND identify the food that involves tomatoes!
Some: AND name other tomato-based food/ dishes!
* Having checked some recipes online, ALL these dishes can contain tomatoes!
Slide 3 says: Of course, there are other things you can do with tomatoes….. Click on the YouTube link which takes you to a brilliant RayBans Tomatina advert (2 mins 47 secs).
Slide 4 has lots of images of tomatoes and the Tomatina!
Slide 5 then states the lesson objective:
Objetivo: To learn facts and vocabulary related to the La Tomatina.
All: Will learn 7 new facts and Spanish words.
Most: Will learn 9 new facts and Spanish words/ phrases.
Some: Will learn 10+ new facts and Spanish words/ phrases.
Slide 6 should be used in conjunction with the YouTube link and worksheet:
All: Watch the Tomatina advert and choose the correct answer!
Most: Tick the things you see and the words you hear.
Some: Write down other objects and words in Spanish that you see and hear.
The YouTube link (1 min 21 secs) advertises the Tomatina and is a short cartoon narrated in Spanish. You may wish to show this a couple of times.
Examples of multiple choice questions:
1. The Tomatina takes place in…
A. Valencia, España.
B. Sevilla, España.
C. Buñol, España.
2. The first Tomatina took place….
A. on the last Tuesday in August 1945.
B. on the last Wednesday in August 1945.
C. on the last Thursday in August 1945.
Examples of vocabulary to tick:
el mundo el sol la luna una palmera un estadio una iglesia un piano
un tambor unos tomates una disputa la policía los bomberos un coche
Slide 7 states: You are now going to design your own Tomatina outfit!
All: Match the Spanish and the picture!
Most: Perfect Pronunciation Challenge! What other items of clothing and accessories can you name?
Some: Quick Fire Questions! * Here the students quiz each other English – Spanish, Spanish – English, spellings…..
Slide 8 states:
All: Will draw your Tomatina outfit and label the clothing and accessories in Spanish.
Most: AND will write the colour: REMEMBER word order and adjective endings e.g. una camiseta blanca, un cinturón blanco.
Some: AND include the material e.g. cotton = algodón, leather = cuero…
Use your imagination…. You could be a Tomatina superhero, a Tomatina ninja… You decide!
The students then grab dictionaries and design, label and finally present/ share their work.
The final slide provides the opportunity for reflection.