Spanish Level 1, Activity 10: Estás Invitado / You’re Invited (Face-to-Face)

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¡Estás invitado! Novice Mid


In this activity, students will practice accepting and rejecting invitations. This includes students getting the chance to create their own invitation and invite students to activities.  Students will learn more about activities, parties, times, and dates in Spanish. Students will also learn how to politely accept and reject invitations. Students will also learn how to ask questions about specific information relating to parties and events. 

Proficiency Level:



Invitations, free time, hobbies, accepting and rejecting invitations

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.

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.
  • COMP 1.1 - Observe formal and informal forms of language.
  • COMP 1.3 - Compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can accept or reject an invitation
  • I can invite and make friends with someone
  • I can exchange information about when to meet and where to go, such as the store, the movie theatre, a concert, a restaurant, a house

Materials Needed:

Sample Invitation Cards

Invitation Template

Google Slideshow

Dry or wet erase markers

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

- Invitation Template (Canva Template, free account required)


1. Tell the students: 

     “I am going to invite you to a party but you don't want to go, how are you going to respond?” Write the word “NO” on the board. The students should make a cloud of ideas and write them on the
      board. After, do the same with the word “YES”
              Voy a invitarte a una fiesta, pero no quieres ir, ¿Cómo vas a responder?
              Si quieres ir, ¿cómo vas a responder? Vamos a hacer una lista de ideas de maneras diferentes para aceptar o rechazar una invitación.

Optional "techie" modification: Use this website for the word cloud. This link has an example of what your could look like, and you can even make a copy of it for yourself!

Palabras/frases para “aceptar”

 De acuerdo  ( I agree)
Me encantaría (I would love to)
Paso por tí  (I'll pick you up)
Sí, claro  (yes, of course)
Supongo que puedo ir ( I guess)
Por supuesto (of course)
 Palabras/frases para “rechazar” Estoy muy ocupado/a  (I'm really busy)
Gracias, pero no puedo porque... (Thank you, but I can't go because...)
Lo siento, tengo que… (I'm sorry, I have to..)
Prefiero no ir (I prefer to not go)
Quiero pero no puedo ( I want to but I can't)
2. Distribute the invitations to the students. 
       Tengo unas invitaciones para unos eventos para ustedes.
3. Using one invitation, invite the students to model what they will do. 
        Ahora voy a mostrarles cómo invitar a un amigo o una amiga a un evento. Después de escuchar a mi invitación, tienen que hablar con un compañero o una compañera y decidir si                            ustedes quieren aceptar o rechazar mi invitación.
4. Now, ask the students who wants to accept the invitation and who wants to reject the invitation. (Note: You can ask them to state why or why not they want to accept the invitation)
        ¿Levanten la mano si quieren aceptar mi invitación? ¿Levanten la mano si quieren rechazar mi invitación?

Main Activity

1. Each student is going to choose an invitation template that they like and plan to propose the activity to their friends. 
2. Tell the students the following: 
     You will have five minutes to create a proposition for a fun activity. You are going to use the invitations on the table, but you have to fill out all the information. 
     Van a tener cinco minutos para crear una invitación para una actividad divertida. Van a usar las invitaciones que tengo, pero tienen que llenar la información.

3. The students will then walk around the room and take turns inviting another person.
     Ahora ustedes van a caminar sobre la sala y invitar a otras personas en la clase
4. Students should accept or reject the invitation. 
     Cada persona debe aceptar o rechazar la invitación
5. Students need to ask questions like, who, what, where, when, how much, what should I bring.
     Deben hacer preguntas sobre ¿cómo, qué, cuándo, dónde, cuánto, y qué debo traer?
6. They will then explain why or why not they want to go to the individual inviting them. 
     Tienen que explicar por qué sí o por qué no quieren ir.


Ask some of the following questions to finish the lab: 

¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito?
¿Prefieres ir a un concierto o una obra de teatro?
¿Cuál es tu deporte favorito para ver?
¿Haces invitaciones con papel o usando alguna tecnología?

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can accept or reject an invitation
  • I can invite and make friends with someone
  • I can exchange information about when to meet and where to go, such as the store, the movie theatre, a concert, a  restaurant, a house
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