Preparing to begin a bullfighting unit? This video allows an opportunity to begin the discussion. Shakira is singing of a breakup with an arrogant torero with video clips of El Juli interspersed. I use this as a "song of the week" before my students read the novel "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos" by Carrie Toth.
3 versions of the song lyrics (Spanish only; Spanish and English; Spanish and English with some blanks missing in the English)
Cloze listening activity for song
-Directions: Provide each pair or small group of students with a set of lyric strips. Play the song 2-3 times (or more if they need it) as each group works to line up the lyrics.
Present tense reading – description of the music video
Past tense reading
Quiz – matching descriptions to pictures
A slideshow of screenshots for discussion, speaking practice or assessment, or writing.