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!