"Danza Kuduro" & Informal Commands
These activities are designed to allow students to observe the use of affirmative tú commands in a context that they will find enjoyable and then practice their use. In addition to the grammatical component, this lesson offers cultural information regarding the evolution of the Kuduro style of music and relationship between the Spanish and Portuguese language.

Students will begin by listening to the song "Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar and attempting to fill in missing lyrics in a cloze activity. A link is provided to the song which is readily available on YouTube as well as iTunes.

Students will then use the lyrics of the song to make observations about the formation of both affirmative and negative tú commands in Spanish. Once they have deciphered the pattern, they will move on to an activity in which they will add some moves to this dance by using a variety of regular, stem-changing, reflexive, and irregular verbs to form commands directing someone what to do.

Finally, students will learn a bit about the evolution of the Kuduro style of music and identify some Spanish-Portuguese cognates that can be found in the small portuguese section of the lyrics.

This Product Includes:
-Don Omar Biography (in Basic Spanish)
-The Evolution of Kuduro Music
-Cloze Activity
-Spanish-Portuguese Cognate Activity
-Informal Command Tutorial
-Affirmative Tú Command Dance Move Activity
-Answer Keys for all objective excercises
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Created: Sep 4, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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