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Estar + past participle in a volcanic island

Posted by Alvaro

Lanzarote is a magic place. Its volcanic origin and the last eruptions that took place almost 300 years ago have shaped this island with unique landscapes that cannot be found in any other place in Spain. Despite being a small island, it has a lot to offer to tourists: the well-known Timanfaya National Park, the Cave of Los Verdes, the original vineyards of La Geria, lots of small villages with white houses, the masterpieces from the greatest local artist -César Manrique- and, of course, beautiful beaches.


In such a great location we filmed “Lanzarote: Las Atracciones Turísticas”, a 6-minute documentary that will give many examples to your students of the use of the verb “estar” with the past participle at the same time that they learn the most important facts about the island.
Apart from the grammar, your students will learn new vocabulary connected to tourism and nature, with words such as campesinos, cueva, lago, mirador, paisaje, vista or volcán. In this word map you can see the most common words from the video and audio activity included in the package:


The activities included in the icebreaker explain how to make the past participle of regular verbs and how to use it in agreement with the subject of the sentence (las tiendas están cerradas). They will also help your students to understand the documentary and get the most from it.

You can order and watch the documentary –which features optional subtitles in Spanish- in the icebreaker section of our site.

Take your classes to these spectacular volcanic landscapes, which seem to come from distant planets, and enjoy a different and surprising lesson.

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