Anuncio para la Lotería de Navidad 2015: {free} resource pack!

I just couldn’t wait. I love the 2015 commercial so much! I have spent the whole afternoon crying in front of my computer as I watch and re-watch it (probably in part due to pregnancy; but who could say for certain).

Click on image to download FREE resource pack! ¡Feliz Navidad!
Click on image to download FREE resource pack! ¡Feliz Navidad!

I put together a resource pack with readings and some extension activities that you can use with the short film in class. I’d recommend beginning with a MovieTalk and then going from there. And…oh yeah, it’s free! I licensed it with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license, so please feel free to adapt it and share what you do as long as you include proper attribution and license what you do with the same CC-BY-SA license. If you make changes but can’t get the formatting right, please email me what you’ve done and I can format it and send it back to you.

Remember that MovieTalk is nothing more than watching a film and pausing frequently to describe what’s on the screen. When we talk about “MovieTalk activities”, we really mean “ways that you can extend a lesson that starts with MovieTalk”. I’ve seen comments from several teachers that are overwhelmed with the process and the possibilities–don’t be! As with TPRS®, which is nothing more than asking a story, there are many things that you can do after you’ve finished your MovieTalk (or your TPRS® story): just like there are many things that you can do after you read a novel. If you want to practice MovieTalk, do just that: show a short film and pause it frequently to describe what’s happening on the screen. Then feel free to move on to another lesson. Or you can use any follow-up story activity or reading activity that you would for other forms of input (reading, story asking, etc.). But also know that it is okay to stop when the film is over and never discuss the content again.


  1. Martina, I love you and your work! This video made me smile and laugh and cry as well and I cannot wait wait to use your resource with my students!! Gracias!


  2. Hi Martina

    I didn’t get around to looking closely at this until just now. I didn’t see a free resource pack when I clicked on the link



  3. […] MovieTalk activities for the 2015 Spanish Christmas Lottery commercial. Before you do the MovieTalk for this year’s commercial, teach your students about the lottery (what it is, how it works, etc.) and watch some commercials from previous years with this unit that pre-teaches vocabulary or this unit that starts off right away with the cultural content. Kara Jacobs and Elena Lopez created a slideshow reading to accompany the MovieTalk reading, and you can download that from Kara’s blog here. […]


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