Spanish KS3: Heist Planning - 'Planeando El Atraco'

A criminal mastermind informs his gang of the heist plan. Each of the four members has an animal toy representing them. The heist plan is complicated, involving much to-ing and fro-ing. In the end, most of them are somewhat confused, as they go via a bank, a laundrette, a post office, a café (where Pili has cake) and a cinema. Finally, the plan has them returning to the warehouse.

At one point Pili asks Javier if they are going to the zoo. He explains that they are, but not until the weekend. From then on Pepe, perhaps inspired by the animal toys, refers everything back to going to the zoo and is constantly told by Miguel and Javier that they aren’t going to the zoo until the weekend.

Miguel gets more and more frustrated. Having gone through it all slowly, and confusing himself in the process, Miguel recaps the plan once more and asks if there are any more questions.

Pepe, with a one-track mind, ask when are they going to the zoo.

The others can’t believe their ears.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to review places in a town and to reinforce the future tense. Pupils could be given the infinitive of the verbs that are used and could try to add the correct endings for 'yo', 'tú' and 'él/ella'.

As a follow-up activity, they could use a map of a town to say where they 'will' go, what they 'will do/see/buy' etc.

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.

More clips from the series La Poli

Spanish KS3: The search begins - 'Se Buscan' (part 1/10)
Spanish KS3: The getaway - "Planeando la fuga" (Part 4/10)
Spanish KS3: Identity parade - 'La Rueda De Identificacion' (part 8/10)
Spanish KS3: The interrogation - 'El Interrogatorio' (part 9/10)
Spanish KS3: Undercover training - 'Como Ir De Incognito' (part 5/10)
Spanish KS3: Cracking the safe - 'La Caja Fuerte' (part 6/10)
Spanish KS3: The search widens - 'Se Buscan En El Extranjero' (part 3/10)
Spanish KS3: Undercover - 'De Incognito' (part 7/10)
Spanish KS3: Interrogation - 'El Interrogatorio - El Gato' - (part 10/10)