This product contains three readings about Shakira, Antonio de la Rúa (her old boyfriend), and Gerard Piqué (her current partner). The readings are designed to embed common textbook vocabulary targets in a comprehensible, cultural context. The readings target the verb ser for nationalities and professions (es de, es [colombiana, español, argentino], es [cantante, abogado, atleta]) and common weather expressions (hace frío, hace calor, hace sol).
The first reading is provided as a slideshow reading with photos (15 pages in PPT and PDF formats) and as a two-page handout reading. In addition to introducing students to Shakira, Gerard, and Antonio, it provides information about how Shakira and Gerard met, their special birthday connection, and their family.
The second reading is a one-page worksheet with three brief paragraphs about the characters written from the first person perspective and includes two comprehension activities.
The third reading is a one-page, fictitious story about the three characters in a supposed encounter in Argentina. It includes comprehension questions.
Answer keys and suggested lesson plans are included.