I was looking for more authentic listening materials for my “casa” unit and came across this gem: El Edificio by Bacilos!
This song is great because it uses a lot of vocabulary from my unit (cocina, edificio, apartamento, bajar, etc.). It’s also a well paced song for students learning a language. I even had a student or two in each class bobbing their heads along.
I went with my standard listening activity for song (filling in the blanks) because I haven’t done in with this group in a while. Here’s my document I used:
I then attempted to have students discover the real meaning of the song (hint: it’s not about houses!). We looked at lines 5-8, 13-16, and 26-19. Students were able to figure out the song was about society and class levels/economy, but I will admit this was done in English and we didn’t go much further than this because the bell rang.