Como lo ve el padre, el niño y la madre (pronombre de objeto directo, la familia)

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Song activity: “Que te besen” – Aterciopelados (subjuntivo)

aterciopelados.jpgThis beautiful song is perfect for practicing using the subjunctive for expressing wishes/hopes.

Also, the creativity in the metaphors gives students plenty to interpret (I have them work in small groups) while expanding their vocabulary. At the end of this activity sheet, students can put that creativity to practice by writing another verse to the song.

I posted an earlier, much simpler version of this song activity back in 2012, but here is an improved activity sheet with the discussion questions on the actual handout.

Download the PDF activity sheet here: “Que te besen” Aterciopelados UPDATED activity sheet

And the PDF answer key here: Que te besen Aterciopelados UPDATED answer key

Enjoy the video!

Spanish Conversation Cards (Free PDF)

spanish conversation cards picture I’m hosting the Spanish conversation table at my new university (exciting!) and made these cards for newcomers who might feel nervous to strike up a conversation.

There are 2 cards per page, so I cut each page in half and laminated each card.

These are very basic conversation cards because our table is open to everyone, including absolute beginners. 

Download the printable PDF here:

Spanish Conversation Cards PDF

If you have any materials you use at your Spanish Conversation Table, feel free to share a link in the comments!

Also, if you use these cards, I’d love to know where you’re from and how it went!

La Monumental Rosca de Reyes de Zacatecas: Story and Activities (preterite versus imperfect) (culture: holiday celebrations)

rosca title page imageMain Street is closed for the whole city to enjoy 2 kilometers of cakes! Yes, this really happened! I came upon this scene January 7th of last year in Zacatecas, Mexico, and have been wanting to share this fun celebration the day after Día de Reyes with my students ever since. The result: this read-along video story (narrated by a native speaker from Zacatecas) and accompanying handout for story-based activities. I hope you will find it useful to incorporate into a unit on holidays, for targeted practice for preterite versus imperfect, and/or as a reading comprehension activity.

The following activity sheet features 5 components:

  • Vocabulario – quick prep for understanding key words in the story

  • Comprehensión de lectura

  • Conversación y escritura– retelling the narration to solidify comprehension and practice narration in the past tense

  • Gramática – Preterite versus imperfect cloze activity

  • Conexiones y culturas – internet search for other celebrations and written description of other ways Día de Reyes is celebrated

Download the PDF here! Rosca story activity sheets (2 pages)

Here´s the video…

And here´s a PDF with just the text of the story: La Monumental Rosca de Reyes de Zacatecas Printable Story

Also, teachers, if you would like to download this story as a Powerpoint or a PDF for a printable book for your classroom, I have uploaded a bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers! Click here!

Any feedback is welcome in the comments!