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The Real Story of Cinco de Mayo

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Video Length: 2:53

Updated on: 05/01/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short video report and do a listening exercise about the history of Cinco de Mayo. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about Mexico, Mexican culture, and Cinco de Mayo. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on vocabulary context usage, rewriting sentences using the phrases used in the video, and CCQ questions. The grammar activity features sentences of contrast using "...as + [adjective] + as...". There is a writing and role play activation included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

Cinco de Mayo is typically celebrated in the United States with margaritas and guacamole. But, how many of us actually know what we’re celebrating?

Lesson Activities

Mexico, Mexican Culture, Holidays
Short Answers, True / False
CCQ Discussion, Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Sentences of contrast using "...as + [adjective] + as..."
Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Holiday, International Day, Mexico, Cinco de Mayo

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