¡Cierra la puerta! - Episode EIGHT of the Garbanzo Spanish Podcast Now Available!

Have you ever left the front door open? Did anything… or anyone… come inside? In Episode Eight of the Garbanzo Spanish Podcast, Haven discovers that leaving the front door open can have serious consequences. Garbanzo storyteller Estela shares the story with controlled language in Spanish so that it is easy for beginners to understand; especially beginning Spanish learners that have been listening to all of the episodes of our podcast!

The garbanzo Spanish Podcast Episode 8 Now Streaming, an open door and a tigerThis suspenseful episode is performed by Estela Tuchez from Guatemala.  

Core Vocabulary: Los números del uno al doce, hora, son las, está en, abre la puerta, cierra la puerta

Transcript: Available here

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Episode 8 Cierra La Puerta - a tiger walks through an open doorMaterials for class

As a companion to each episode, we have some printable activities you can use with your class. Click here to download the activities for Episode Eight. Here are some ways to use them!

  • Print out pages one through three. As students listen and read along, have them note where each character is during each hour of the story. 

  • Print out the two tiger glyphs on pages five and seven (two versions!) - students choose responses to five questions which indicate what color they should use for each part of the tiger. 

  • Print out page nine and have students shade in the statement that occurs FIRST in the story.  

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Episode Eight story on Garbanzo: ¡Cierra la puerta!