Llorens is celebrating his birthday with friends and family. As he receives gifts from his friends, his mother is preparing the food for the party - paella. She shows us the ingredients for the dish and how she makes it. We are then introduced to Llorens's big family. The family sit down and enjoy the delicious dish. After such a big meal the adults go for a sleep, leaving the kids to play a trick on them.

This clip is from:
Being Spanish
First broadcast:
20 March 2009

This could be used as the basis for a discussion about the differences between celebrating a birthday in Spain and the UK. Pupils could be encouraged to list the main differences and then write a description (in English) of how they celebrated their last birthday. These could then be shared with the rest of the class. Pupils could also be taught to sing 'Happy Birthday' in Spanish.