Los Enanitos Verdes A Las 3

Another song to use in your Spanish class. Includes very easy vocabulary that a student in level one could understand with some help. Includes many common Spanish 1 verbs in the present tense, but also includes conjugations in the past tense as well. The official video clearly shows the song’s theme of immigration about a man leaving his family behind and his desire to be with them. Would be a good song to supplement an immigration unit or just to do as a listening or cloze activity.

Artist: Los Enanitos Verdes
Song: A las Tres
Video Oficial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RREMRZ8MJMI

Sé que muchos no me quieren por aquí
pero no hay trabajo donde yo nací
se termina la jornada
el sol dice hasta mañana
y las nubes se devuelven hacia el sur

Tengo una cama para descansar
y una foto tuya si quiero soñar
voy a serte muy sincero
aunque se gana buen dinero
nunca en mi vida yo sentí esta soledad

Los domingos a las tres
sabes que te llamaré
para mí oir tu voz
es la fuerza, las ganas de seguir

el entusiasmo algunas veces se me va
con la rutina masticando mi verdad
aunque el trabajo sea pesado
yo me la aguanto y no me rajo
es lo mejor que puedo hacer para los dos

los domingos a las tres
sabes que te llamaré
para mí oir tu voz
es la fuerza, las ganas de seguir

Para darte algo mejor
es que yo llegué hasta aquí
a ganar con mi sudor
lo que tantas veces te prometí


The next day, or after the video, I review feelings with them by asking these questions:

Review Feelings

edit: We now have a complete lesson that incorporates this song. After showing the music video, have students read a story that describes what happens in the video. Also includes the full lyrics as well as space for a students to write their own version.
A las tres Activity

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger www.SpanishPlans.org
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