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ILLO 0.11 Segunda parte: Mi familia

En este módulo, escribes sobre tu familia.

Attribution: Familia Wayuu en Colombia. By Gustavo La Rotta Amaya, licensed under CC BY 2.0.
To learn more about the Wayuu people in Colombia, click here.

I. Antes de escribir

Answer the following questions about your family or an American TV family in Spanish. Write the answers in paragraph form. Write a paragraph between 90-110 words.

  1. ¿Cómo es tu familia (pequeña o grande)?/¿Cómo es la familia de la televisión? ¿Cuántos miembros hay en tu/la familia?
  2. ¿Dónde vive tu/la familia?
  3. ¿Quiénes son los miembros de tu/la familia? Escribe el primer nombre de cada miembro y su rol en la familia.
  4. ¿Cómo es cada miembro de tu/la familia? Describe su edad, aspecto físico y personalidad.
  5. ¿En qué trabajan los miembros de tu/la familia? Habla de sus profesiones/trabajos.
  6. ¿Cuáles son las actividades típicas de tu familia/la familia (tus actividades con la familia)?
  7. ¿Quién es tu persona favorita en tu/la familia? ¿Por qué?
    (Your instructor can help you answer this question)

II. A escribir

Now write your paragraph and…

  • Remember to use the vocabulary from the three modules we have seen.
  • Pay attention to gender and number when you use articles, nouns, and adjectives (e.g., la madre simpática), and to the correct verb conjugations (e.g., yo estudio, mis amigos y yo corremos).
  • Use connectors and conjunctions to connect your ideas. For example, use y, también (also), sin embargo (nevertheless), además (also), pero (but). Your instructor can help you to use these words correctly.
  • Complement your paragraph with at least one photo that shows you with your family (or the American TV family you have chosen). If you use photos that you have not taken, please do not forget to cite the source. We recommend that you use open images (i.e., copyright free). You can find this type of images using the search engine offered by Creative Commons ( Also, you need to provide attributions for all of them. To learn more about Creative Commons licenses and how to cite the open materials you find, see and

III. Después de escribir

Now read your paragraph, and focus on the following:

  • Content: Have you included all the information required? Are your photos big and clear enough to convey your message?
  • Grammar:
    • Articles and nouns: Do they agree in gender and number?
    • -ar, -er, and -ir verbs: Have you conjugated your verbs correctly?
    • Descriptive adjectives: Are your adjectives in the correct position? Do they agree in gender and number with the noun they describe?
    • Possessive adjectives: Do they agree in number (and gender in case of nuestro/a) with the noun they modify?
  • Cohesion: Have you connected your ideas with the suggested connectors and conjunctions?

Go over your text, improve it, and write a new, polished version.