Pico y Placa

Teaching numbers and the alphabet can get a little boring- no? Especially at the beginning level where I have found it hard to find interesting and authentic materials to present the information with.  On my last trip to Colombia, I was in Bogotá and discovered that they use a system to control traffic based on the car’s plates- brilliant!  Why?  Because I can use the site and their visuals to practice days of the week, numbers and letters (letters appear in the license plates) !  Score!

This is how the system works- if your plates end in a certain number on X day than you can’t drive that day!  It’s public transportation for you!

¡Ojo!  This does change yearly so you may want to update your docs accordingly each year.

News videos explaining pico y placa

Here is the link to the pico y plata site…


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