Monday, December 5, 2011

Ven a Bailar - Mandatos Infomales con Jennifer Lopez

While I was listening to music last night, Jennifer Lopez's song Ven a Bailar came on and it occurred to me that there are quite a few informal commands in the song - both affirmative and negative forms as well.  Since we have been focused on commands in Spanish III, I thought that doing a "fun" activity with this song might be the perfect culminating activity and would feature authentic input.  Not only that, but the song is so popular right now that I know the kids would really enjoy it.


So I found a copy of the lyrics and made a cloze activity.  Then I decided to add some practice and some discussion questions to make it a little more thorough and interesting.  I formatted, revised, corrected, and made it into a PDF.  Then presto!  I have uploaded it here for you (and your students) to enjoy!


I recommend that you go to iTunes and purchase the song.  It is well worth the $1.29 and you won't have delays with streaming or connectivity.  However, it is available on YouTube if you are so inclined.

Words of Warning:
  • I did not transcribe the section of the song that Pitbull sings.  At one point he does mention tequila so, if that is a problem, be aware of it.
  • Also, when downloading the song, make sure you get the Spanish version (Ven a Bailar) and not the English version (On the Floor).

I hope this activity is fun and educational.  Leave a comment if you find it useful.  I'd love to hear from you!

Hasta pronto,
--AnneK


Image Sources:

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9 comments :

spanishplans.org said...

Thanks! I've been using Christina Aguilera's "Ven conmigo" for commands for years, but this is much more current! Gracias por compartir!

Christi said...

This is great! Thank you so much!

Anne K said...

Spanishplans and Christi, I'm so happy to hear that this was useful for you. I hope your students have a lot of fun and learn some command forms in the process. :-) --AnneK

NKenge said...

Mil gracias!!! I have been looking all day for an activity that I think my students will buy into to reinforce informal commands. Yay! (I will be using this tomorrow! :-) )

Anne Karakash said...

I'm so happy to hear that this will be useful. I hope your students enjoy the activity, NKenge. --AnneK

Sandra Fernandez said...

Busquen la pagina web de Zambombazo de Zachary Jones, tiene e-books con canciones, en el lugar donde trabajo, nos pagaron por los ebook porque pueden costar dinero., otra idea que me gusta es el twiccionario, un diccionario usando twitters reales y tu pueden crear tu pagina de twitter para tu clase tambien

Anne Karakash said...

Conozco la página Zambombazo. Es excelente y Zach y Betsy me han inspirado muchas veces. :-)

Erin Mary said...

Thank you for sharing this great resource!!! I will be using it later this week :)

Lillian Barnes said...

I click on the links but they are no longer available :(

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