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:
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:
I also enjoy this commercial by another Spanish lottery sponsered by O.N.C.E. It is subtitled in English.
Activities I found using ELE as my search words (Español como Lengua Extranjera):
Someone describing the lotería de navidad on the site audio-lingua:
A “lamina” about the lotería de navidad:
reading from the magazine TECLA:
A reading comprehension activity with people telling what they would do if they won the premio gordo:
Here are images of lottery tickets and some discussion questions I wrote:
Here is a site in English explaining the loteria:
This is a numbers practice activity I did with level 1 using lottery tickets from various Spanish-speaking countries:
Lots of Christmas in Spain links: