Llorens is celebrating his birthday with friends and family. As he receives gifts from his friends, his mother is preparing the food for the party - paella. She shows us the ingredients for the dish and how she makes it. We are then introduced to Llorens's big family. The family sit down and enjoy the delicious dish. After such a big meal the adults go for a sleep, leaving the kids to play a trick on them.

This clip is from:
Being Spanish
First broadcast:
20 March 2009

Students could be taught to sing 'Happy Birthday' in Spanish. Working in groups, students could role-play a birthday party and simulate giving each other gifts, serving cake and singing Happy Birthday. Students could also write a letter to an 'absent' or 'unwell' friend, telling them about their birthday party. Who attended? What presents did they receive? What food did everyone eat?