Looking for a few songs to make talking about the present a little more engaging? Take a look at this post about stem-changing verbs. Or try the songs I’ve picked for this series, starting with this one.
Note: I believe that students’ primary challenge is in speaking and so you’ll notice that these are primarily speaking activities. They are, however, easily adaptable to writing activities.
Sigo con ella – Obie Bermúdez
I love this song because it’s not the pervasive you-cheated-on-me-now-watch-me-get-back-at-you message.
Note: I do not choose to show the music video in my class because of the suggestive clothing/dancing.
Proficiency goals: Express reasons, describe a person, use connector ‘porque’ to join simple sentences.
Working with irregular present:
Grammar point: Why do sigo, digo, and quiero all end with o? Why don’t quiere and entiende? What difference does the e make?
Using the phrases “sigo con,” “si algún día preguntan por que sigo a su lado yo les digo,” and “la/lo quiero,” talk about why you stick with a good friend or family member you love.
Starting with “ella/él es así,” describe a good friend of yours with some of the adjectives Obie uses. OJO: if your friend is a boy, how should the adjectives change?