Spanish activity to talk about the weather and climate

Welcome to an exciting exploration of weather and climate in the past tense in the realm of Spanish. This A2-level activity promises an engaging and educational journey through the elements.

Activity 1: Present-Tense Weather Expressions

Our adventure begins with the introduction of key phrases used in the present tense to describe various weather conditions. You’ll encounter expressions like “está despejado” (it’s clear), “hace viento” (it’s windy), “hace frío” (it’s cold), and many more. Your mission is to match each of these expressions with corresponding images, creating visual connections to weather-related vocabulary.

By establishing these connections, you’ll not only enhance your vocabulary but also build a strong foundation for discussing weather and climate.

Activity 2: Talking About Weather in the Past

Now that you’re comfortable discussing weather in the present tense, it’s time to delve into the past. In this activity, we’ll transport you to various cities and introduce temporal markers from the past, such as “ayer” (yesterday). Your task is to express past weather conditions using the appropriate verbs and phrases. For instance, “Ayer, en Quito, hizo sol” (Yesterday, in Quito, it was sunny).

By practicing past tense expressions in different locations, you’ll gain the ability to articulate past weather events accurately and confidently.

Activity 3: Choosing Past Weather Scenarios

In the final leg of our journey, you’ll be presented with a series of examples featuring various weather scenarios in the past. Your mission is to choose the correct option and provide a justification for your choice. This exercise encourages critical thinking and allows you to apply your knowledge of past tense weather expressions.

As you explore this comprehensive sequence of activities, you’ll not only become proficient in discussing weather and climate in the present and past tenses but also enhance your ability to engage in meaningful conversations about this universal topic.

So, gear up for an adventure that will elevate your Spanish language skills, allowing you to navigate discussions about weather, whether they’re set in the past or the present. ¡Vamos a explorar juntos! (Let’s explore together!)

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