Projects 7 Grade

SPANISH GRADE 7 PROJECT “LA CASA DE MIS     

                 SUENOS” (THE HOUSE OF MY DREAMS)                                                                         

This project is worth a possible of 100 points total.

You have the opportunity to describe your dream house in Spanish in the format of a Buncee-PowerPoint. etc (Imagine that) you are an arquitect, and you want to build your ideal house.  Money is not a problem; you are rich. Think about where in the world your home would be.  Think and decide what’s most important to you in a home, inside and outside.  List which kinds of rooms and/or how many of each you’d like to have completely in Spanish.


1.   Draw a floor plan or section view of your ideal house.  Label the major rooms (at least 6) and at least 12 items (2 per room) with the correct Spanish Names.  Make it as elaborate as possible.  Don’t leave anything out that you have always thought you would like to have in a house.  It should be more than one story, draw a diagram for each floor, furnish and decorate each room using pictures from magazines, newspaper ads, computer clip art or drawings.  (from computer or magazine) of what the house looks like on the outside and some of the rooms from the inside (3-5 pics).  
2.   You have to create a least 15 slides: In the first slide
(cover slide) you have to write:

  • Project title “La casa de mis sueños”  
  • Subject…SPANISH Grade 7
  • Teacher’s name…Sr. Romero
  • Name of student and date

      

  1.  You will create a paragraph in Spanish, with the information below but also include what chores or activities you do in each room. You are going to take us on a virtual tour of your home.  This includes the inside as well as the outside.  Each slide must be labeled and have a brief description of what room / area your showing and some of the items we see, all work in Spanish. Movie option:  You can also turn your slide show into a movie with audio.  Just make sure you cover all the information and that everything is in Spanish.

     

     

  2. Use SER with  adjectives to describe things or people, e.g. BONITO (beautiful) and DE TEJAS (made with tiles). The examples in the picture also make use of other verbs that are very useful when talking about the house in Spanish like HABER, TENER,VIVIR and ESTAR.
  1. Location of your house (estar)   Mi casa está en…
  2. How many rooms it has (tener) Mi casa tiene # cuartos
  3. 2 sentences about 2 special features your house has (tener) Mi casa tiene…
  4. How many stories it has (tener) Mi casa tiene # pisos.
  5. 3 sentences describing your house (ser), Mi casa es…
  6. Your favorite room and why (ser), Mi cuarto favorito es… porque…
  7. Who lives in your ideal house (vivir), Yo vivo con…
  1. Yo tengo una casa pequeña. Hay cuatro cuartos, una sala, una cocina y cuatro baños.

Los baños son pequeños. La sala es espaciosa etc.  I have a small house. There are four bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and four bathrooms. The bathrooms are small. The living room is spacious.

Common Spanish adjectives for the house

Let’s start by learning some basic adjectives to describe a house in Spanish and the rooms in it. We could use many different words, but probably the ones that fit better for house descriptions in Spanish are these adjectives: GRANDE (big), PEQUEÑO (small), ANGOSTO (narrow), CÓMODO (comfortable), INCÓMODO (uncomfortable), ESPACIOSO (spacious), NUEVO (new), VIEJO (old), MODERNO (modern), CARO (expensive), BARATO (cheap), FRESCO (fresh), CALIENTE (hot) y HELADO (cold).

One of the main differences when compared to English adjectives is that Spanish adjectives will be placed after the noun we are describing, not before in most cases. For example, to describe a big house in Spanish, we could say “Yo tengo una casa grande” (I have a big house) not Yo tengo una grande casa”. In this sentence, the word GRANDE is the main adjective describing the house in Spanish and we place it at the end of the sentence.

Using SER for descriptions

One of the simplest way to describe things, particularly for describing a house in Spanish is by using  the verb SER (a form of “to be”) and the grammatical structures:

Subject + verb + adjective e.g. La casa es hermosa.
Pronoun + verb + noun + adjective e.g. Esta es una casa hermosa.

SER is an irregular verb so it will be used as “ES” for a single object like CUARTO (room) and “SON” when referring to several objects like CUARTOS. Some sentences using SER with adjectives are: “La casa es pequeña” (the house is small) and “La sala es cómoda” (the living room is comfortable). Another way to describe the house in Spanish is with the verb LUCIR (to look). LUCIR will be conjugated as LUCE for a single object and LUCEN for several as in the sentence “La casa luce pequeña” (the house looks small).

It is important to mention that in a regular house description in Spanish, we will also find the verbs HAY and TENER to talk about the things in a room and the verb ESTAR plus prepositions of place to indicate the location of rooms and parts of the house. La casa está en la avenida Bolívar.

Project Due Wednesday and Thursday  March14-15,2018. Late projects will lose 10 points for each day late. 

 

Send project by e-mail to : cromero@catholicacademybridgeport.org