This is the script for Unit 25 of Level 1 of The Somos Curriculum--the English translation is below the Spanish script. I posted a different version of this script in 2011, but I later modified the target structures to better prepare my students to read novels. I'm working on compiling and formatting the rest of the resources for the cultural unit--stay tuned!
- vende - sells
- cuesta demasiado - it costs too much
- compra - buys
SPANISH STORY SCRIPT
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ENGLISH STORY SCRIPT:
Roberta is a girl that lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She wants to buy a zebra, but zebras cost a lot of money. She goes to many different stores to find a zebra that doesn’t cost too much.
First, she goes to Marty’s World. She says to the owner, “I want to buy a zebra. Do y’all sell zebras here?” The owner responds, “Yes, we sell zebras”. “How much do they cost?” “A zebra costs seven hundred million dollars”. Roberta doesn’t buy the zebra because it costs too much.
Next, she goes to a store called Harry’s World. She says to the owner, “I want to buy a zebra. Do y’all sell zebras here?”The owner respondes, “No, sorry, here, we sell lions”. Roberta thinks for a moment and responds, “I don’t want a lion, but how much does it cost?” The man respons, “They cost three dollars”. The lion doesn’t cost too much, but Roberta doesn’t buy it because she doesn’t want it.
Third, Roberta goes to a store named Wayne’s World. She says to the owner, “I want to buy a zebra. Do y’all sell zebras here?” The owner responds, “Of course! We sell many zebras here, in all colors!” Roberta responds, “Fantastic! But how much do they cost? I want to buy three.” The man responds, “They cost five dollars. Is it too much?” Roberta smiles and says, “No, it’s not too much”. She buys the zebras and takes them to school to show her friends.
Purchase complete lesson plans to work with this story in class and use it to build vocabulary for a content-based unit about El sorteo extraordinario de Navidad.