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5. Celebrations

Fiesta en familia

Novice Mid Proficiency Goal
Unit Stamps for Students
  • Listen to and read descriptions of family members and family relationships
  • Talk and write about family, friends, and celebrations
  • Exchange information while describing your family
  • Listen to, read, and write information about restaurant meals and service
  • Write about plans for a celebration
  • Exchange information while describing physical features of family members
  • Create a family tree in Spanish: Scoring Guide for Family Tree
Grammar objectives:
  • The verb tener
  • Possessive adjectives
  • The verb venir
  • The verbs ser and estar

The family

Travel vocabulary: Tutorial and practice

Family tree
Family tree: Interactive tutorial and practice

Family Tree Game
The Family Tree Game

Spanish Word Toss: Family
Spanish Word Toss: Choose the "People" option

Physical descriptions
Physical descriptions: Interactive tutor and practice

¿Quién es? Game
¿Quién es? Game - Physical descriptions

Spanish Word Toss: Family

Game: Mi familia
Game: Los animales
Game: Quién es Quién?

Guapo por Señor Wooly

Señor Wooly: Guapo
Games and Activities:


Highly recommended activities on  These can be used for practice as well as for remediation.

La familia el grandísma

Mi familia

¡Qué asco! - fan video

Ordering food in a restaurant

In the kitchen

Vocabulario para Conversar

Todo Junto

Game: Vegetables
Game: Fruit
Game: The kitchen

Video: Stop-motion salsa

Spanish Proficiency Exercises
Excellent speaking examples for study and for practice.  You are given the video, the transcript, vocabulary lists, and more.  Great for getting ready for the Speaking Test!

Describe how you would go about preparing dinner for friends.

Order a simple meal.

Talk about your favorite restaurant.