Spanish KS2: Shopping for clothes

Ashleigh, an English school girl, talks to her friends Sara and Cristina in Spain using a tablet.

They are going shopping and they invite her to help them.

After initial confusion over the Spanish for clothes (la ropa), Ashleigh is offered choices and gives her opinion on the clothes they choose.

She remembers that the adjective comes after the noun in Spanish as in la camisa blanca, and learns that the adjective becomes plural when the noun is.

She works out how to say bigger - más grande and laughs with her friends at Cristina’s huge coat.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to introduce or revise clothing vocabulary, colours and adjectives.

Pupils could continue with a shopping roleplay or having their own fashion show in class.

In pairs they could try on clothes and give an opinion. For example ‘muy guapo’ (very beautiful), ‘es pequeño’ (it’s small) ‘¡que grande!’ (how big!), ‘me gusta..’ (I like) ‘no me gusta…’ (I don’t like) ‘prefiero’ (I prefer).

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching Key Stage 2, Level 2, or beginners in Spanish of any age.

More from the series Virtually There: Spain

Spanish KS2: Introductions in Spanish
Spanish KS2: Meeting a Spanish family
Spanish KS2: Playing sports and music
Spanish KS2: Shopping, cooking and preparing food
Spanish KS2: A song about 'Don Quixote'
Spanish KS2: A song in Spanish about days of the week and activities
Spanish KS2: A song about the gender of nouns in Spanish
Spanish KS2: Painting and colours in Spanish
Spanish KS2: Giving directions in Spanish