This 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!
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.
Access the PDF activity sheet and answer key with the links below:
¡Qué disfruten el video y el son!
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