Spanish Level 1, Activity 09: ¡Tantas preguntas! / So Many Questions! (Online)

Activity Instructions

Activity Title (in your target language)

¡Tantas preguntas!


This activity will help students practice initiating conversations in Spanish with someone. They will use phrases and vocabulary that will help them gather information from a person as well as giving information about themselves. Students will talk about school life, weather, and activities they enjoy.

Proficiency Level:

Novice Mid


Spanish, World Languages, Novice, Hobbies

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 Content Standards for World Languages:

  • 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.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • provide basic personal information
  • make simple statements in a conversation
  • answer a variety of simple questions

Materials Needed:


  • Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introduce the Can-Do Statements.
  • This activity is similar to Mad-Libs! For the warm-up, students are going to work individually. Every student will have access to a virtual whiteboard. Each person will be assigned specific tasks. One person should write a subject (person), another person writes a verb and another person should write a place.
    • Para este calentamiento, deben trabajar individualmente. Cada persona va a tener una pizarra virtual. Una persona necesita escribir un sujeto (persona), otra persona va escribir un verbo, y la otra un lugar.
  • For example: Ejemplo: Panda Express, Bailar, Shakira. Shakira baila en el restaurante de Panda Express.
  • Instruct the students to work together and form the sentence that conjugates the verb! (Do three to four of these, having them change the roles each time.)
    • Vamos a trabajar juntos para formar una frase con un sujeto, verbo y lugar. 
  • Lab assistant, make sure to create a new class on the whiteboard website and then share the link with them. Once they have joined the class, you are going to have access to see the student's boards. Assign one student to write a subject, another student to write a verb, and another one to write a place. (There could be two verbs if the lab has 5students). Once the students are done writing, the lab assistant is going to call out the students name so the lab assistant could write it down on the board what they wrote (Once done push it out to them so they are able to see it) and the fourth student will be able to see it and read it out loud for everyone.  
  • Make sure to switch around who chooses the verb, subject, and place.
    • Bueno, ahora vamos a cambiar de papeles. Ustedes van a escribir el sujeto, ustedes el verbo, y ustedes el lugar.

Main Activity

  • Lab assistant Click on the hyperlink that says ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  • This will take you to a Thing Link
  • Go through the questions for each place or season by clicking on the yellow question mark


  • Ask the students to share something they learned about one of their group members.

End of lab:

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence in the chatbox
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • provide basic personal information
  • make simple statements in a conversation
  • answer a variety of simple questions