Thursday, December 5, 2013

Verbos Como Gustar

Heaven help us and the verbs like gustar.  This is one of the hardest things for English-speaking students of Spanish to do properly.  It seems like I have to review it every single year, and even then I still occasionally hear a Spanish III student say "Yo gusto". 

I came across this cute image on Pinterest recently from Online Spanish Sonora ELE.  If the text is to be believed, then credit for the image and the great idea goes to Patricia. 


I looked it over and decided it was a great way to practice and personalize verbs like gustar.  So I gave my students a little time and asked them to read over what Patricia had written and then make a similar activity themselves.  I thought they did a great job with the task and I've linked a couple of examples of their work below.  (Please keep in mind this was a 15-20 minute activity - not a big project.)

Click on either portrait to take a closer look at it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27495706/Aaron%20Gustar%20Portrait.pdfhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27495706/Ashley%20Gustar%20Portrait.pdf

I put identity blindfolds on them, deleted their home towns, and changed their names - of course.  If you don't have computers available to you at school, this activity could be easily done on paper and students could draw their own portraits.  

I hope that this review of gustar proves to be fun and useful, amigos.

Hasta pronto,

--AnneK

4 comments :

The Gifted Gabber said...

I really like this idea! The kids love talking about themselves and what great practice it is to do one activity in which they practice all of the similar verbs at once. Thanks for sharing! I think I shall borrow!
Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com/

Anne K said...

Amy, It makes me so happy when folks find stuff here they can use. My kids liked this activity and I hope yours do too. <3 --AnneK

Karen Irizarry said...

Love this idea, plus they get to share info about themselves! Thank you! And we're studying this right now!

Anne K said...

Hooray Karen! I'm so glad this came to you at a time when you can use it. I hope your students have as much fun with it as mine did. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me a comment. I love connecting with my fellow Spanish teachers out there. --AnneK

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