Spanish Future Tense Predictions Activity

This is a fun, no-prep activity your students can do to make predictions about their classmates for the future and to sneak in reps on Spanish future tense verbs. I encourage them to think of someone in our block, but I allow them to put down someone who is not in our class if a certain statement is more applicable. These statements should elicit plenty of discussion, especially if there is debate among the class as to who is more deserving of a nomination.

While I am going to use this with my Spanish 3s, there are enough cognates and context clues for use in any level if you go through and establish meaning for any vocabulary that you think they may not be able to recognize. The discussion that follows in a higher-level class could include students articulating why they nominated a certain person.

I don’t explicitly teach the future tense (or any tense or mood for that matter) with focused grammar instruction, however I want my students to recognize and comprehend the future tense when they see it even though most of them will default to voy a… + verb for quite some time when they say they’re going to do something. A wealth of research as well as my own experience shows that we retain language (and eventually acquire it) when we see and hear it in context in compelling situations like this one.

Have fun with this and let me know in the comments if you think of a prediction that I could include in a second version of this activity.

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  • Alexandra Smith

    the link didn’t work for me 🙁

    • Hi Alexandra,
      I just wanted to check, are you clicking on the blue “download” button or on the link below? I tested the link on both my home and school computers as well as my phone and it’s downloading for me. I just emailed you a copy of the file in any case.

  • Theresa Marrama

    Love this brain break! Thank you for sharing! FYI- the French version has a very small spelling error
    (plus baj) should be (plus bas)! I fixed it on my end but thought you may want to know! Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

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