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An introduction to some popular Spanish foods. Jason and his sister Lara take us to a Spanish café to sample 'chocolate con churros' and to a market to select fresh fish. They then help a chef cook up some tortillas in the kitchen. The recipe is given in English and Spanish.

Classroom Ideas

The class could be given a list of the foods mentioned in the clip and asked to tick them off as they hear them. They could also make a note of whether the foods were liked or disliked, and write down as many ways of expressing opinions.

The recipe for tortillas could be given out to the class in a jumbled order. The task would be to assemble it in the correct order, then decide what the recipe means, identifying key verbs such as ‘pelarse’, ‘cortarse’, ‘echar’, ‘friarse’, ‘cascar’, ‘batir’, ‘mezclar’, ‘dar una vuelta’. A follow up could be for students to write the recipe for their favourite dish in Spanish.