Travel in Time with Grammar: USED TO in Songs (2020 – 2000) A fun activity with music videos for ELT

WELCOME TO THE SONG ACTIVITY FACTORY!

This week you’re going to take your students on a journey through time!

I hope you have a lot of fun with this lesson plan!!

Description

In this song-based activity with multiple video extracts, students have to  IDENTIFY the structure USED TO + VERB in 5 different songs. They are going to travel back in time with each song taking them further back till 2000! You can use it as extra grammar practice, review or just for fun!OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1
Learner type: All ages
Skills: listening, writing
Topic: USED TO
Materials: Vimeo video 
Duration: about 30 min
Downloadable materials: instructions.pdf

STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN

Step 1 Warm up 

Ask your students: Do you and your parents like the same kind of music? And have students share their answers as a class. 

Step 2 Used to Review 

Write USED TO + VERB on the board and ask students to explain when to use it and give you example sentences. Write some on the board. 

Ask the following questions:

Did your tastes in music change with time? What kind of music did you use to listen to?Why do you think people change their tastes in music?

Step 3

Divide students into pairs or trios (it can also be done individually, depending on the number of students), and tell them they are going to watch 5 extracts of music videos that have verbs with USED TO. In their answers, they only have to write used to + verb ex: used to love 

BAD CONNECTION tips:

If your connection is not good for you to play the video to your students. You can share the link with them, and they watch it individually 2x  (about 6- 7 min) and then come back to class and send their answers via chat box.

That’s it for this week! I hope this activity is helpful and enjoyable! 

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