Music is an effective (and fun!) way to learn language. In this activity, students will learn the pop song “Espacio Sideral,” the debut single by Jesse y Joy, a Mexican-American brother-sister duo. The track is catchy and upbeat, with fun imagery and
enough repetition to memorize easily.
This song provides practice of the direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns. The song includes a pre-listening task of looking up new vocabulary in the dictionary, then filling in the blanks with the correct phrases while they listen to the song for the first time as a cloze practice. In a post-listening activity, students indicate the meaning of certain phrases using, as well as whether they are examples of direct or indirect object pronouns.
This listing includes 1) student worksheet with pre-listening activity (dictionary search of likely new words), lyrics with blanks to fill in while listening as a cloze practice and post-listening grammar activity, 2) teacher copy with complete lyrics and answers to all activities in item #1, and 3) English translation of the song.
The song is available on iTunes.