El premio gordo

The online magazine Veinte Mundos for learning and practicing Spanish has a new issue out.  It is about Spain’s Christmas lottery.  There is also a video included.  Check it out at http://www.veintemundos.com/magazines/37-en/

I usually talk about Spain’s Christmas lottery in Spanish IV when we read a short story called “El décimo” by Emilia Pardo Bazán.  I believe the version that we read comes from a textbook called Album.  Here are some Christmas lottery resources.

These are online listening comprehension activities from a website that I use frequently:

http://www.ver-taal.com/noticias_20061212_loteria.htm

http://www.ver-taal.com/ej_numerales1_99999_1.htm

Youtube has commercials about the Christmas lottery in Spain.  I really like the old commercials with the bald man.  As an intro to the short story, I play a commercial without the sound and ask the students to figure out what it is advertising.  Here is an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2yfVXPvmB4

I also enjoy this commercial by another Spanish lottery sponsered by O.N.C.E.  It is subtitled in English.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2DgSBfhxIc

Activities I found using ELE as my search words (Español como Lengua Extranjera):

http://materiales-ele.blogspot.com/2011/12/la-loteria-de-navidad.html

http://lewebpedagogique.com/hispadictos/2008/12/22/la-loteria-de-navidad/

http://www.videoele.com/B2_Ya_es_navidad1.html

Someone describing the lotería de navidad on the site audio-lingua:

http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article459

A “lamina” about the lotería de navidad:

http://aula2.elmundo.es/aula/laminas/loteria.pdf

reading from the magazine TECLA:

http://www.educacion.gob.es/dctm/ministerio/educacion/actividad-internacional/consejerias/reino-unido/tecla/2007/a-12-07.pdf?documentId=0901e72b80b6184c

A reading comprehension activity with people telling what they would do if they won the premio gordo:

http://inspanishplease.es/index.php/blog/temas-culturales/el-gordo-de-navidad

Here are images of lottery tickets and some discussion questions I wrote:

decimo sit comm

Here is a site in English explaining the loteria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/lj/cultural_notes/lottery.shtml

This is a numbers practice activity I did with level 1 using lottery tickets from various Spanish-speaking countries:

lottery partner activity

Lots of Christmas in Spain links:

http://www.ac-grenoble.fr/disciplines/espagnol/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=273

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