Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (4 skills)

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for RAIN ON ME – LADY GAGA, ARIANA GRANDE. Students work in pairs to WRITE definitions for words from the song, WATCH an interview with Lady Gaga and answer a question, DO a listening exercise with the interview script, DO a crosswords exercise with words from the lyrics, LISTEN to the song, DO a listening exercise with the lyrics and WATCH the music video..

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: music 
Language: word definitions
Materials: Youtube video, vimeo video, google doc, interactive worksheets
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google doc word definitions (to make a copy you can edit)

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Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS: Major Lazer – Lay Your Head On Me (4 skills)

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for Lay Your Head On Me by Major Lazer feat. Marcus Mumford

In this song-based activity, students READ and CORRECT song facts and official music video facts, MATCH musical instruments and their names, TALK about playing musical instruments, WATCH the music video and ANSWER questions about it, IDENTIFY a phonetic sound and DO a listening exercise with the song lyrics

OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Music, bands, instruments
Language topic: phonetic sound /ei/
Materials: Youtube video, google slides, interactive worksheet, pdf worksheet file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; lyrics worksheet.pdf

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USING SONGS TO TEACH ENGLISH: MUSICAL DICTATION – Song Activity Idea for ZOOM features (4 Skills)

MUSICAL DICTATION is an IDEA for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching with ZOOM features like BREAKOUT ROOMS, SCREEN-SHARING, WHITEBOARD, etc. but it’s also perfect for F2F.

Students WRITE down the lyrics of the verse of a song dictated by the teacher, LISTEN to that song extract to check, and in pairs, WRITE a final version of the verse. They also answer questions about it, TALK about its meaning and watch a music video.

There is focus on SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & LISTENING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING during this activity.

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MUSICAL DICTATION with JUSTIN BIEBER – RUNNING OVER feat LIL DICKY|Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS

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This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics extract and music video for Justin Bieber’s Running Over (CHANGES: The Movement) ft. Lil Dicky. Students WORK with synonyms and noun forms, WRITE down The lyrics of a verse dictated by the teacher, WRITE a final version of the verse in pairs and answer questions about it, CORRECT grammar mistakes in the lyrics, LISTEN to the song and WATCH the music video.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Dating
Language/grammar: adjectives, nouns synonyms, simple past
Materials: Youtube video, google slide and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; song extract mp3

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MUSICAL GRAMMAR PIECES! A Reading-Listening-Speaking Activity for extra Grammar practice with SONGS!

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INTRODUCING a new and original English Language Teaching  activity – MUSICAL GRAMMAR PIECES –  containing short song lyrics extracts which students read and correct the grammar and collaborate in groups to reach a final decision about the correction. Made especially for TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE WITH ZOOM features like BREAKOUT ROOMS, SCREEN-SHARING, CHAT BOX, etc.

DescriptionStudents read the lyrics extracts, correct them individually,  listen to the extracts to check, compare answers in small groups and decide on the final corrected version for a group competition

This activity focuses on verbs (simple present, simple future), relative pronouns (who and that), spelling (colors), noun/verb forms, irregular plural forms and comparatives.

Language level:  (A2+) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: grammar correction
Language: varied
Materials: genial.ly presentation and mp3 files
Duration: 45 min - 1 hour 
Downloadable materialsinstructions; mp3 files

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USING SONGS TO TEACH ENGLISH: SINGING VERBS – Song Activity Idea (SPEAKING and READING Skills)

SINGING VERBS is an IDEA for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching with ZOOM features like BREAKOUT ROOMS, SHARE FILE/AUDIO, WHITEBOARD, etc. but it’s also perfect for F2F.

Students speculate on the meaning of a song based on its title, read the lyrics and fill the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in parentheses and, finally, listen to the song to check their answers. The main focus is on SPEAKING & READING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and CREATIVITY during this activity.

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James Blunt – The Greatest |Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS|CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST (FCE) 4 skills

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for “THE GREATEST” by JAMES BLUNT. Students BRAINSTORM words based on a picture, WRITE a paragraph in pairs, DO vocabulary matching exercise, TALK about words and topics from the song,  DO a CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST & FIRST FOR SCHOOLS (FCE) use of English part 3 exercise, LISTEN to the song and WATCH the music video.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ANNOTATION, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1+B2
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Social distancing and hope
Language: Vocabulary related to social distancing, expressing opinions 
Materials: Youtube video, worksheet and google slides
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; slides (picture + vocab ex.); use of English p3 worksheet.pdf

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