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1. Divide students into groups of 2-3 based on student comfort level with navigating through information in the target language. One or two computers may be shared by the group. If need be, specific questions may be assigned to each group member for accountability. The difficulty and length of each set of questions varies so that various group needs can be met.


2. Have students brainstorm (or visit a local McDonald's/Pizza Hut if necessary) to compile a list of menu items offered. As a group, students will answer the following questions: For what food is this restaurant known? Why is fast food popular? What are several similarities between various fast food chains in your town?

 

3. Direct groups to the websites http://www.foodbycountry.com/Spain-to-Zimbabwe-Cumulative-Index/Spain.html, http://www.spain-info.com/madrid/Madrid-Restaurants.html, and http://www.foodanddrinkeurope.com/news/ng.asp?id=52366-fast-growth-for to answer the following questions: What are the main dishes in a typical Spanish diet? What are the restaurants like? Are there many fast food chains in Spain as well? Are they the same as the ones in the U.S.?

 

4. Instruct groups 1-6 to go to www.mcdonalds.es and groups 7-9 to www.pizzahut.es in order to answer their group's respective questions.

Group #1 McDonald's video - ¿Quiénes somos?
Answer the following questions in English. The questions are in order. It would be helpful for one
person to pause the video as you watch it so that you have more time to read what is flashed.
1. ¿Qué significa vacuno? Think about what vaca means and why it is important for McDonald's
to say 100% vacuno.
2. ¿Qué significa huerta? Think about from where the lechuga should be selected.
3. What is special about the pan?
4. Why doesn't this announcement have music? What is the sound that you hear (listen)?
5. Te importa (importante) parallels te gusta – it is the same type of verb. What does McDonald's
claim to know?
6. How many years has McDonald's been in Spain?
7. McDonald's is one of the top (first) three brands (marks) that is ________ __ ______ ________
in Spain. Think about what feliz cumpleaños means.
8. What does McDonald's want (querer) to be?
9. A sign in the background says Wi-Fi Gratis. ¿Qué significa gratis?
10.How many people trust in the McDonald's brand a year?
11.¿Qué significa “come bien, pásatelo mejor?” For a little help, try “comer bien, te pasar
bien+.”
12.Talking about what is offered to empleados, ¿qué significa desarrollo profesional?
13.Who is helped by La Fundación Infantil Ronald McDonald?
14.Where in Spain was the first Ronald McDonald house built?

 

Group #2 La historia de McDonald's I
Answer the following questions in English.
1. Where, when, and by whom was the first McDonald's opened? What was the relation
between these two men?
2. ¿Qué significa servicio rápido?
3. ¿Qué significa la frase “pedidos de comida desde el coche?” Think about the concept behind
McDonald's and how it relates to the words you already know (comida, coche).
4. ¿Qué significa el sistema de franquicias? ¿Cuándo transformó McDonald's en una franquicia?
5. ¿Quién creó el producto estrella de McDonald's? ¿Cuándo? ¿Cómo se llama el producto?
6. What was founded in 1969?
7. ¿Qué pasó en 1981?
8. What else happened in 1981 that is noteworthy?
9. What was brought to Spain McDonalds in 1984? What is the more common name for el menú
infantil?
10.When did Ronald McDonald first appear in Spain?

 

Group #3 La historia de McDonald's II
Answer the following questions in English.
1. Where, when, and by whom was the first McDonald's opened? What was the relation
between these two men?
2. ¿Qué significa servicio rápido?
3. ¿Qué significa la frase “pedidos de comida desde el coche?” Think about the concept behind
McDonald's and how it relates to the words you already know (comida, coche).
4. In 1991, what is McDonald's new campaign that takes the streets?
5. When does the new concept of McMenú arrive to Spain?
6. What did Barcelona host in 1992? Look under what else was happening in the world during
these years.
7. When was the Ronald McDonald House started?
8. What else happened in this year?
9. When was the “Me encanta” or “I'm lovin it” slogan start?
10. In 2002, what took the place of the peseta in Spain?
11.What was opened for the first time in 2006?
12.What was introduced by Apple in 2006?

 

Group #4 Menús, Vacuno 1 y 2
Answer the following questions in English.
1. Choose the marino Happy Meal. Why is it called marino? What type of soda is
recommended with this meal? What dessert is recommended?
2. Choose the clàsico Happy Meal. Why is the sandwich a hamburguesa? What is the dessert with
this meal?
3. At the bottom, click on descubre los juguetes. If you ordered a Happy Meal, for which juguete
would you hope?
4. Click anterior and then todos los productos on the right side. Click on salads. What is the
warning in the fine print that should be followed when consuming a McDonald's salad?
5. ¿Qué significa huerta? Think about what is in this salad and what would be important to the
customer.
6. ¿Qué significa vacuna? Think about what vaca means and what is pictured.
7. Choose a sandwich from Vacuno 1 and a sandwich from Vacuno 2. Write what comes on
each sandwich (make sure to read and not just look at the picture).
8. ¿Qué signifca cuarto de libra?

 

Group #5 Pollo, Pescado, Complementos
Answer the following questions in English.
1. Describe the McPollo.
2. What are the three options for how many bocaditos de pollo you could order?
3. What is the difference between the Filete de pescado and the McFish?
4. ¿Qué significa complementos? Give several examples.
5. What type of oil is used to make the patatas fritas? What are the 3 sizes that you could order?
6. How are the patatas fritas different from the patatas delux?
7. ¿Qué significa alitas de pollo?
8. Why is one complemento called Happy Cherritos?
9. What is the warning in the fine print at the bottom that should be followed when
consuming a McDonald's meal?

 

Group #6 Bebidas, Postres, Helado
Answer the following questions in English.
1. What is special about Coca-Cola Zero?
2. What do you think cerveza might be? Think about “something more classic” that is not
already mentioned.
3. What type of beverage is Font Vella?
4. What is another word for jugo?
5. What option is offered especially for children?
6. What is one thing that the postres have in common?
7. What is offered for children?
8. Which McFlurry sounds the best to you? Why?
9. What 3 toppings are available on the sundaes?

 

Groups 7-9 will visit www.pizzahut.es in order to answer their group's respective questions.

 

Group #7 Pizzas y Pastas y Más
Answer the following questions in English.
1. ¿Qué significa masa? What are the 3 types? Name a distinguishing characteristic of each
type.
2. Describe 3 pizzas and their ingredients.
3. ¿Qué significa champiñones? Think about a popular topping that we have not learned in
Spanish already.
4. What types of pasta are offered?
5. ¿Qué significa sano?
6. Which sauce sounds most appealing to you? Why?
7. ¿Qué significa costillas de barbacoa? (pictured)
8. What is something you eat that is similar to crepes de jamón y queso?

 

Group #8 Entrantes, Ensaladas, Postres
Answer the following questions in English.
1. Name several entrantes that you might order.
2. What is the difference between pan de ajo and pan de ajo suprema?
3. ¿Qué significa aros de cebolla?
4. ¿Qué significa compartir? (bajo combo de entrantes)
5. What is the difference between a ensalada césar and a ensalada de pollo crujiente?
6. ¿Qué significa huerta? Think about the ingredients and what would be important to a customer
ordering this ensalada.
7. How is the mustard and honey dressing described?
8. Under postre, what is another word for jugo?
9. ¿Qué significa sano?
10.What is the most traditional postre? Which sounds appealing to you?

 

Group #9 La historia de Pizza Hut
Answer the following questions in English.
1. When and where did the history of Pizza Hut begin?
2. Who were the founders? How did they hear about the idea of pizza?
3. Why did they use the word hut?
4. ¿Cómo se dice hut en español?
5. How many seats did the first Pizza Hut have?
6. ¿Qué significa franquicia?
7. Where was Pizza Hut first opened internationally?
8. Who bought Pizza Hut in 1977?
9. What 2 things happened in 1980?
10.By 1992, Pizza Hut was in ___ countries.
11.What other restaurants did PEPSICO combine with Pizza Hut to form TRICON?
12.Why was TRICOM changed to YUM! in 2001?

 

5. After each group gives a short, informal presentation of the information from their section of the website to the class, students will visit www.konopizza.es and www.konopizza.com to:

First visit www.konopizza.es

1. Translate 10 menu items from the productos pull down tab.

2. Click on "Kono-empleos". What are the characteristics that Konopizza is looking for regarding prospectives employees?

Now go to www.konopizza.com and click on English

3. Click on the products tab. Which konopizzas would be your favorite? Which do you think would be the most popular within the U.S.? Would a Konopizza be successful in the U.S.? Why or why not?

4. What aspects of Konopizza match the ideas of fast food in the U.S.? What aspects are not the same as fast food?

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