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!

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Song activity: “Sembrando flores” de Los cojolites (imperfecto del subjuntivo) (cultura y música: el son jarocho)

HB_CO_Ilustracion_SF_02 In this activity, students practice using the imperfect subjunctive in indirect speech, including a writing prompt to add verses to the song.

Also, conversation prompts based on the video and music are a great jump start for cultural discussion of the son jarocho.

For more information about the son jarocho, NPR´s All Things Considered has a great 8 minute episode on the topic. Also, www.sonjarocho.com provides detailed readings in both English and Spanish about this musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico.handout image sembrando flores

Access the PDF activity sheet and answer key with the links below:

Sembrando flores. Hoja de Actividades (activity sheet)

Sembrando flores. Clave de respuestas (answer key)

¡Qué disfruten el video y el son!

¡Hola! ¡Deseamos que tengas un buen día! (subjuntivo) (vocabulario: los animales)

subjuntivo que tengas un buen día

Aquí los animales te saludan con la pata.

¿Cómo se llaman estos animales?

el erizo

el oso panda

la foca

la ardilla

el oso

el mapache

la nutria

el perro

el león

el oso polar

el cocodrilo

Hablando de osos polares, aquí está una canción que se llama, “El oso polar” de la banda mexicana Hello Seahorse! Pero, ¿como se dice “seahorse” en español? El hipocampo o el caballito de mar.