Changing verbs at B2 level Spanish exercise

This interactive B2 level Spanish exercise is designed to help students practice using changing verbs while learning interesting facts about famous personalities. The activity features five prominent individuals: Letizia de España, Frida Kahlo, Javier Bardem, Shakira, and Gael García Bernal.

Materials Needed:

  • Information sheets about the famous people (with omitted verbs)
  • Definitions corresponding to the omitted verbs
  • List of changing verbs in Spanish

Exercise Steps:

  1. Introduce the Famous Figures: Begin by presenting the five famous people to the students: Letizia de España, Frida Kahlo, Javier Bardem, Shakira, and Gael García Bernal. Provide some background information about each individual, highlighting their achievements and contributions.
  2. Omitted Verbs: Share detailed facts about these famous personalities, but omit specific verbs related to their lives and experiences. For instance, in Frida Kahlo’s case, you might omit verbs related to her artistic journey and personal challenges.
  3. List of Changing Verbs: Provide students with a list of changing verbs in Spanish. These verbs should be relevant to the information you’ve shared about the famous figures. Include verbs such as “convertirse,” “llegar a ser,” “empezar a,” “dejar de,” “causar,” “afectar,” “influir en,” and more.
  4. Matching Definitions: Prepare a series of definitions that correspond to the omitted verbs. For example, if the omitted verb is “influir en,” the matching definition might be “tener un impacto significativo en la vida de alguien o en una situación.”
  5. Complete the Phrases: In this exercise, students should work individually or in pairs to complete the phrases about the famous people using the correct changing verbs from the list. They must choose the most appropriate verb for each context based on the facts provided.
  6. Discussion and Sharing: After completing the phrases, encourage students to discuss their choices and share their sentences with the class. This fosters comprehension and provides opportunities for peer learning.

Objective: The objective of this exercise is to reinforce students’ understanding of changing verbs in Spanish while expanding their knowledge about famous personalities. By matching definitions to the omitted verbs and applying them to real-life scenarios, students enhance their vocabulary and grammar skills. Additionally, they gain insights into the lives and achievements of well-known individuals from the Spanish-speaking world. This engaging activity promotes both language proficiency and cultural awareness.

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