Give advice and make recommendations with the subjunctive in Spanish
This activity is designed to provide practice for students at the B1 level in using the subjunctive or the infinitive when giving advice and recommendations in Spanish. It combines language learning with cultural insights by focusing on eight American countries: Argentina, México, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Cuba.
Each card contains information about one of these countries, including cultural aspects, tourist attractions, and interesting facts. The objective is for students to extract relevant information from these cards and use it to offer advice and make recommendations in Spanish.
To offer advice or recommendations, students can choose between using the infinitive or the subjunctive, depending on the context and the level of certainty or subjectivity involved. This exercise challenges them to apply their knowledge of when to use each form effectively.
For example, if a card mentions that Argentina is famous for its tango dance, a student might offer advice like “Aprender a bailar tango es una experiencia única en Argentina” (Learning to dance tango is a unique experience in Argentina), using the infinitive “aprender” to convey a general piece of advice.
On the other hand, if a card provides information about visiting the Inca ruins in Peru, a student might use the subjunctive to give a more subjective recommendation like “Es importante que visites las ruinas incas en Perú” (It’s important that you visit the Inca ruins in Peru), emphasizing the importance and subjective nature of the advice.
By engaging in this activity, students not only practice their language skills but also gain cultural insights about these American countries. They learn to tailor their advice and recommendations based on the context and the nuances of the subjunctive and infinitive forms, enhancing their proficiency in Spanish. This activity is designed to provide practice in using the subjunctive or the infinitive when giving advice and recommendations
This activityfosters critical thinking, linguistic competence, and cultural awareness. It encourages students to explore the diverse offerings of these countries while honing their language abilities. Ultimately, they develop the skills needed to provide thoughtful advice and recommendations in Spanish, making this activity both educational and enriching.