Identify rooms and furniture in the home

(Note: The activities on this page are designed to promote active communication in Spanish. In an online course, your instructor may ask you to complete the activities using a separate tool, such as video/voice recording or web-conferencing software. Even if the activities are not assigned as coursework, they can be used for individual practice and review.)

A. individual or partners ¿Qué necesitan?

Tú y tu compañero van a alquilar un apartamento. Escribe una lista de 4 muebles que necesitan comprar en los cuartos abajo. (You and your roommate are going to rent an apartment. Write a list of 4 pieces of furniture that you need to buy for each of the rooms below.)

  1. La cocina
  2. El dormitorio
  3. La sala
  4. El patio

B. individual or partners ¿Cómo es tu casa?

Imagina que vives en una de estas casas. Tu compañero quiere alquilar un dormitorio en tu casa. Contesta las preguntas abajo– ¡usa tu imaginación! Después, cambia papeles (Imagine that you live in one of these houses. Your partner wants to rent a room in your house. Answer the questions below– use your imagination! Then switch roles).

  1. ¿Cuántos dormitorios hay?
  2. ¿Qué muebles hay en el dormitorio que alquilan?
  3. ¿Hay un baño privado para la habitación que alquilan?
  4. ¿Cuántas personas viven en la casa?
  5. ¿Cuánto cuesta el alquiler?

C. Info-gap activity Compañeros de casa

You and your friend from college are getting an apartment together. Your apartment has some great amenities, but you need to purchase some items in order to furnish your apartment. Student 1 and Student 2 decide to divide and conquer, and each of you visits a separate garage sale. You each have $150 to spend on garage sale items. Spend your money wisely!