It can be difficult for students to know when to use the preterite tense or the imperfect tense since they both refer to actions that happened in the past.
Spanish songs provide an excellent way for students to practice and understand both uses 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 Preterite and the Imperfect Practice
- Christmas Song Rodolfo el reno – Preterite and Imperfect [PACK]
- Maná – Eres mi religión – Preterite and Imperfect
- Joan Manuel Serrat – Mi niñez – Preterite vs Imperfect
- Amaral – En el río – Preterite vs Imperfect
- Jesse y Joy – Dueles – Preterite and Imperfect
- Jarabe de Palo – Romeo y Julieta – Past vs Imperfect
- Enrique Iglesias – Dónde están corazón – Preterite and Imperfect
- Carla Morrison – No quise mirar – Preterite vs Imperfect
- ABBA – Fernando – Preterite, Imperfect
- Maná – En el muelle de San Blás – Preterite and Imperfect
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