This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about emergencies in Spanish.

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La emergencia


La ambulancia llegó tres horas tarde y no entró - A news story from Argentina


- News clip showing an accident in Spanish

"Llamada de emergencia" - Daddy Yankee
This song and video are both entirely appropriate. Could be used with the preterit; to talk about injuries, accidents, emergencies, etc. Depicts the story of a car accident, emergency phone call and response, and funeral. Bonus: a surprise ending!

Lyrics here:

- Soccer player suffers an injury that results in a fractured ankle (news clip in Spanish)

- A 36-second video clip that shows various emergency vehicles traveling through the streets of Madrid

Los pacientes latinos prefieren estar atendidos en español - Video clip in Spanish from news station in NY and transcript

See also: Community Service, Emergency Preparedness, Health & Hygiene, Natural Disasters, Professions, Safety