Spanish Level 2, Activity 05: Me gusta, me encanta… / I like, I love… (Face-to-Face)

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"Me Gusta, Me Encanta..."


In this activity, students will share their preferences based on likes and dislikes. Students will discuss their preferences on multiple different topics to include activities, food, clothing, items, etc, using complete sentences. 

Proficiency Level:

Novice High


Preferences, likes, dislikes, agree, disagree, compare, contrast.

World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.

Idaho State World Language Standards:

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • COMM 3.1 - Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.
  • CLTR 1.1- Analyze the cultural practices/patterns of behavior accepted as the societal norm in the target culture.
  • CONN 1.1- Compare and contrast information acquired from other content areas.
  • COMT 1.2 - Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange preferences with my friends about our likes and dislikes
  • I can say if I agree or disagree with someone's preferences
  • I can compare and contrast preferences with those from Spanish-speaking countries (Intercultural) 

Materials Needed:


Google Slideshow 

Would you like to make changes to the materials? Access the template(s) below:

- Dice (Canva Template, free account required)


  1. Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introduce the Can-Do Statements.

  2. Today we are going to practice the use of verbs such as gustar. We are going to talk about our favorite things and also our least favorite things. In order to start, we have a presentation and you all are going to share your preferences. It's important to respond with complete sentences.
    "Hoy vamos a practicar el uso de verbos como gustar. Vamos a charlar sobre nuestros gustos favoritos y también menos favoritos. Para empezar, tengo una presentación y ustedes van a compartir sus preferencias. Recuerden es importante que respondan con frases completas."
  1. Using the first 5 slides of the google slide presentation, ask each question presented on the slides and ensure each student answers the question in a complete sentence.
  2. Por Ejemplo:
  • ¿Qué soda te gusta más?
  • Todos de los estudiantes contestarán la pregunta en una frase completa.
  • Then give the cultural fact about the slide by clicking the right arrow button.
  • Por Ejemplo:
    • A los peruanos, les gusta beber la Inca Kola

    Main Activity

    1. Now we are going to share our preferences about some fun things. We have some slides that have two photos. For example, Pepsi and Coca-Cola. One person is going to throw the dice. After, they will create a sentence using the verb they receive. 

    "Ahora vamos a compartir nuestras preferencias sobre algunos temas divertidos. Tengo algunas diapositivas que tienen dos fotos. Por ejemplo, Pepsi y Coca-Cola. Una persona va a tirar él dado (dice) y después va a crear una oración usando el verbo que recibe."

    2. Repeat for the rest of the activity. Make sure students are answering in full sentences. 


    Ask students the following questions to finish the lab: 

    Wrap-up questions

    1. ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre?
    2. ¿Qué tipo de música te gusta más? 
    3. ¿Qué actividades te gusta hacer con amigos?
    4. ¿Qué estación del año te gusta más?

    End of lab:

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

    Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can exchange preferences with my friends about our likes and dislikes
    • I can say if I agree or disagree with someone's preferences
    • I can compare and contrast preferences with those from Spanish-speaking countries (Intercultural)

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