Spanish KS3: Interrogation - 'El Interrogatorio - El Gato'

A suspect is interrogated by a good and bad cop on the grammar used on a poster for a missing cat.

The bad cop is a grammar fanatic and goes through her poster line by line, getting progressively more apoplectic. The good cop attempts to calm him down throughout.

Not only does the bad cop point out the incorrect adjectival agreements and dative pronouns, he also takes them through verb conjugation on the board.

The suspect finally admits that she is English and this is why she has been getting her grammar wrong. The good cop is impressed with her standard of English after only a month in the country, but the bad cop says it’s no excuse.

Before she goes she must read out the full corrected poster.

After doing this she is free to go. However, the bad cop himself makes a grammatical mistake. The good cop holds him down as the suspect puts handcuffs on him, quoting his former line that grammar is very important!

Teacher Notes

Pupils could be given a number of sentences with similar grammatical mistakes to those in the clip. They could then try to correct the errors.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Spanish at Key Stage 3 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and at Third Level in Scotland.

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