Spanish 9 Passport

Near the end of the term you will need a passport to help you get past the customs officer (me). Don’t worry. Make the passport early on and you’ll have plenty of time to practice talking before the end. (Yes, you need to learn your answers, but I’m giving them to you. You can do it.)

We MIGHT begin to make a passport in class, or it might be totally on your time. We’ll see. Here’s what you need to do:


      1. Get 2 pieces of blank white paper and cut them in half along the width (not long and skinny).
      2. Place the halves on top of each other to make a stack.
      3. Place your stack on top of construction paper or colored paper and trace and cut out a rectangle to serve as a cover. 
      4. Place your cover underneath your stack of blank paper and fold both your stack and the cover in half to create a book. Press down and make a crease.
      5. Unfold your stack and flip it over so that the cover side is face up. Gently tuck a stapler around one of the sides of your book so that you can staple the book together along the crease that you’ve made. Use at least 2 staples. The staples should be spaced out and the bars of the staples should be along your colored cover on the outside and the folded over pieces of your staples should be on the inside of your crease on your center page on the inside.


  1. Pick a Country of origin, preferably a Spanish one. Put the flag of your country of origin on the cover (outside) of your passport.
  2. Open your passport, skip the entire first page (both sides), and number each of the remaining pages along bottom, in the center, starting with the number 1.
  3. Go back to the page you skipped. The first side of the first page in a passport usually contains a phrase from the country’s founding documents. If you can find such a phrase, great.
  4. Go to the back side of the first page and turn the book lengthwise so it is no longer a rectangle standing up, but lying down.
  5. On that page you will put/draw a small picture of yourself on the left side of the page. On the right side of the page you will print your real first and last name. Everything after that, make it up. I don’t want real info. 
  6. Under your name, include a fictitious birthdate.
  7. Under your birthdate, include a city from the country of origin that you put on the front cover.
  8. On the remaining pages (the ones you numbered) include the following dialogue prompts according to the numbers below. Write with your best handwriting so that it is easy for me to read as I ask you questions.


Hola. Buenos días/Buenas tardes.

PAGE 1 ¿Cómo te llamas?
How yourself you call?
Yo me llamo _________. ¿Y tú? ¿Cómo te llamas?
I myself I call _________. And you? How yourself you call?
Yo me llamo _________.
I myself I call _________.
Mucho gusto.
Much pleasure.
Un placer.
A pleasure.

¿De dónde eres?
Of where are you?
Yo soy de _________. ¿Y tú? ¿De dónde eres?
I am of _________. And you? Of where are you?
Yo soy de _________.
I am of _________.

Hablar de Familia

PAGE 2 ¿Con quién vives?
With whom live you?
Yo vivo con mi(mis)…
I live with my

parientes — relatives

abuelos (abuelo, abuela) — grandparents (grandfather, grandmother)
padres (padre, madre; padrastro, madrastra) — parents (father, mother; step-father, step-mother)
tíos (tío, tía) — (uncle, aunt)

¿Y tú? ¿Con quién vives?
And you? With whom live you?

PAGE 3 ¿Tienes hermanos o hermanas?
Have you brothers or sisters?
Sí, tengo ________.
Yes, I have _________.
or: No, no tengo ________.
No, I don’t have ________.

¿Tienes mascotas?
Have you pets?
Sí, tengo …
Yes, I have …

un perro — dog
un gato — cat
un pez — fish
una iguana — iguana
una serpiente — snake
una tortuga — turtle
un conejo — rabbit
unas gallinas — chickens

PAGE 4 ¿Cuántos años tienes tú?
How many years have you?
Yo tengo (#) años.
I have _____ years.

¿Cómo eres?
How are you? (Not how are you feeling, but what are you like? Describe yourself)

¿Cómo es tu hermano/hermana? — Don’t have one? Make it up!

Hablar de Amigos y Pasatiempos

PAGE 5 ¿Juegas un deporte o haces un pasatiempo?
Do you play a sport or do a pass time/activity?

Sí. Yo juego… Y me gusta…         
Yes. I play… And to me is pleasing…

jugar al fútbol — play soccer
mirar al fútbol — watch soccer
hablar de fútbol — talk soccer
practicar al fútbol — practice soccer
jugar al fútbol americano — play american football
jugar al baloncesto — play basketball
jugar al hockey — play hockey
jugar al vóleibol — play volleyball
bailar — dance
ir al parque — go to the park
ir al cine — go to the movies
andar por la playa — walk (on the) beach
montar en bicicleta — ride bikes
hablar por teléfono — talk (on the) phone
jugar videojuegos — play video games
escuchar música — listen to music
cocinar y comer — cook and eat

PAGE 6 ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana?
What are you going to do this weekend?

Yo voy a …
I’m going to…


PAGE 7 ¿Cuál es tu color favorito?  Mi color favorito es …
rojo, verde, azúl, amarillo (amarillo), anaranjado, negro, purpúreo, marrón o café, rosado

PAGE 8 ¿Cuál es tu animal favorito?
el tiburón — shark
la ballena — whale
el delfín — dolphin
el pulpo — octopus
el oso — bear
el venado — deer
el mapache — raccoon
el lobo — wolf
el búho — owl
el halcón — eagle
la rana — frog
el papagayo — parrot
el canguro — kangaroo
el mono — monkey
la nutra — otter
el tigre — tiger
el león — lion
el perezoso — sloth

PAGE 9 ¿Cuál comida te encanta?  Me encanta(n)…
la pizza, las papas fritas, las hamburguesas, los tacos, los burritos

PAGE 9 ¿Qué comes y bebes en el desayuno? ¿Qué comes y bebes en el almuerzo? ¿Qué comes y bebes en la cena?

En el desayuno… yo como… y yo bebo…

En el almuerzo… yo como… y yo bebo…

En la cena… yo como… y yo bebo…


PAGE 10 ¿Por cuánto tiempo estás aquí en…?
For how long are you here in…?

Estoy aquí por…
I’m here for…

una semana — a week
dos semanas — two weeks
un més — a month
el año escolar — the school year (as an exchange student)
…por siempre. Estoy huyendo las autoridades de mi país.
..forever. I’m fleeing the authorities of my country.