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The Garbanzo Spanish Podcast: Episode 29: El Caleuche

April 8, 2024

Hear about a Chilean ghost ship called “El Caleuche” which sometimes can be found, and sometimes can’t be found, in the waters of southern Chile.

This episode was written around the Somos 1 Unit 12 level.

Core Vocab: buque (ship), tripulantes (crewmembers), nadie conoce (nobody knows), and agarran (grab)

Episode length: 19:00 (story begins at 3:36, full story begins at13:30)

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Episode 29 Cover 1
el caleuche, a ship in the fog

Materials for class

As a companion to each episode, we have some printable activities you can use with your class. Click here to download the activities for Episode 29. 

Here are some ways to use them!

  • Print out page 1 and have your students read the story before, during, or after listening. 
  • Print out pages 2-3 for each student and have them color the ship based on their answers for true or false questions about the story
  • Print out a copy of the Jeopardy activity on page 5 for each student (or each group if you'd like them to work together).  Students will write 3 questions to the right of each box, and in the box will write the answer to one of the three questions.  They can trade papers and choose which of the three questions matches the answer in the box. 
Ep 29 Printable
episode 29 printables, an image of a ship with worksheets underneath

Accompanying lessons and additional links

El Caleuche (versión simplificada) (This is the podcast version)

El Caleuche (versión estándar) (This is a more advanced version with additional details)

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