The imperative is used in Spanish to give commands, suggestions, or instructions directly. In other words, to tell someone to do or not do something.
Add some songs in Spanish to your teaching tools to give your students the opportunity to practice this mood in context.
Below is a suggested list of contemporary songs in Spanish to try in class with your students.
We have created a clozeline (fill-in-the-blanks) for each of them in 2 or 3 versions to choose from according to your students’ listening comprehension level. Each cloze is also digitally fillable!
One of these songs comes in a PACK with additional activities to go more in-depth. This will give you the versatility of using them all or picking only a couple of them depending on your students’ needs or your class schedule.
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Songs in Spanish with Fill-In-The-Blanks Practice of the Imperative Mood – Commands
- Aventura – Dile al Amor – Affirmative and Negative Commands & Valentine’s Vocabulary
- Daddy Yankee – Hula hoop – Present and Imperative
- Manuel Carrasco – No dejes de soñar – Imperative
- Reik ft. Nicky Jam – Ya me enteré – Imperative and Infinitive
- Amaral – Salta – Imperative, Present Tense
- Río Roma – Eres la persona correcta en el momento equivocado – Imperative
- Alejandro Fernández ft. Beyonce – Amor gitano – Imperative
- Divididos – Cielito lindo – Present and Imperative
- Elvis Crespo – Bailar – Imperative
- Cali y El Dandee – Por fin te encontré – Present and Imperative
- Camila – Aléjate de mí – TU Commands
- Don Omar – Pura Vida – Informal TU Commands
- Maná – Mariposa traicionera – Present and Imperative
- La Ley – Ámate y sálvate – Imperative
- Juan Luis Guerra – La guagua – Imperative, Commands [PACK]
- Prince Royce – Corazón sin cara – Present and Imperative
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