Spanish KS3: Escape plan - "Planeando la fuga"

A criminal mastermind reveals his escape plan from a bank robbery to his three gang members.

The crime boss, Miguel, gets progressively more frustrated as Pepe can’t get his head round it.

Miguel hands out toys to each of them to represent them. Javier is happy with his soldier until he sees that Miguel has given himself a cool knight. Pili doesn’t look too happy at being a cute kitten and Pepe is thrilled at being a pirate.

Javier obviously has a problem with Miguel and when Miguel discusses the getaway vehicle being a car (which he demonstrates using a toy car) he insists he hates cars and wants a truck instead. Javier and Miguel argue it out.

To appease them, Pili suggests a boat. Pepe, very much a child in an adult body, wants to use a motorbike.

Miguel then goes on to give directions from the bank as they escape. Javier guides the toy car left and straight on. Then Pepe attempts to do ‘second on the right’ but is corrected by Javier as he doesn’t know his left and his right.

When Miguel reaches the conclusion of how they all get home, Pepe, as ever, makes the final stupid comment: that the toy car is too small and that they can’t all fit in it.

The others can’t believe their ears.

Teacher Notes

You could give pupils a map of a town and a toy car. Then read out directions to an undisclosed destination for students to guess; following the directions on their maps. Then, in pairs, they could make up their own set of directions, to another undisclosed location, for their partner to guess.

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: 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)
Spanish KS3: The heist - 'Planeando El Atraco' (part 2/10)
Spanish KS3: The search begins - 'Se Buscan' (part 1/10)