Lesson 15 activities (hands off)
¡Cuándo me falte fuerza, resistiré!
In small groups, discuss the following questions about the song Resistiré.
Get the lyrics in Spanish and the English translation for Resistiré.
Observe the screenshot below, retrieved from Voyant Tools. It shows the analysis of the words from the song through the use of the Corpus Tools: Mandala; Cirus; Terms Berry.
Analyse the pronoun ME, through the examples provided in the screenshots below, which were taken from tool Corpus Tools Word Tree.
The data from Figure 2 is presented in a tree format, in which the “branches” join the most frequent word together. This example shows the connections with the pronoun ME.
Answer the following questions as you analyse from the previous activity where the pronoun ME appears.
Observe the concordance lines from the screenshot below with the use of verbs in the present of the subjunctive/future in the Contexts tool.
After reflecting on the song lyrics and the use of the present temporal sentences of the subjunctive/future, create a poster with sentences using this grammatical structure. Focus on transmitting a message of resilience with the following theme: 5 things I will do if my plans don’t work out.
Discuss the following questions with your peers:
- What are the key takeaways from this lesson?
- What have you learnt about the pronoun ME?
- Can the corpora tools used in this lesson (e.g., Voyant Tools) help you learn other aspects of Spanish? If so, in which way(s)?