These activities are meant to help students learn to replace subjects with subject pronouns as well as use the verb SER.
These activities go along with the song "Somos Dos" by Bomba Estéreo. This song is readily available on YouTube and iTunes and a link to the song is referenced. These activities may be completed without the music video, so please make sure that the video is appropriate for your students before playing it.
Students will begin by reading a brief biography, in Spanish, of the artist.
Students will then listen to the song "Somos Dos" and attempt to fill in some common Spanish vocabulary words that are missing from the lyrics of the song.
Students will read a tutorial which highlights the present tense forms of the verb SER as well as the use of subject pronouns.
Students will look at several still shots from the video and be asked to decide which subject pronouns they would use to talk about the individuals and groups of people shown. This will help to clarify the role of gender in choosing third person subject pronouns.
Next students will be asked to find several lines of the song based on their English meanings. They will then manipulate those lyrics so that they include forms of the verb ser and the subject pronouns that are highlighted in the lesson.
Finally, there is an application activity which asks them to think more deeply about the subject pronouns by choosing equivalents (i.e. nosotros is the same as the pronouns tú y yo together, Felipe y Juan is the same as Ellos, etc).
Included in this download:
-Link to the song/video on YouTube
-Cloze Activity (Listening)
-Subject Pronouns & SER Tutorial (Structure)
-Subject Pronoun Application Activity
-Lyric Identification Activity (Reading)
-Lyric Manipulation Activity (Writing)
-Subject Pronouns Application Activity 2
-Answer Keys for all objective activities