I used this song as a supplement after reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel in Spanish class. This was a very fun activtity, because the two songs in this activity, truly reflect that "Romeo and Juliet" theme that appears in many Mexican romantic novels such as Como Agua Para Chocolate.
Missing lyrics is one of the techniques in learning Spanish and songs can be one of creative techniques in teaching this strategy. This study is to describe the application and the students‟ responses of teaching missing lyrics and produce the theory related to song in teaching missing lyrics. There are different song materials that applied by the teacher related to some expressions, they were: expression of surprise, pain, pleasure and scared. Second, students‟ responses related to the using missing lyrics songs.
a. As a warm-up or schema building activity, ask students what they know about Mexican music: for instance, “Who is the most famous actor/actress in that country?” “Do you have a favorite Mexican singer?” “Do you listen to ranchera songs?” “If you do, do you think listening to those songs can help improve your Spanish when you miss the lyrics?” and “In what way, does it help you improve your Spanish skills?”
Students listen for the missing words. Play the song once, and ask students whether they need to listen to the song again. If they do, play it one more time.
After the second listening, go over the answers with the class. If necessary, replay the parts where students had trouble understanding the words. Go over grammar points as necessary.