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This week, the Song Activity Factory features a special activity with song extracts for U2 fans called MUSICAL LISTENING PRACTICE!
I hope YOU and your students have a BLAST with it!
In this song activity – using only U2 greatest hit songs – students watch a video with five song extracts. The lyrics appear on the screen with some gaps. Their task is to write down the missing words as they hear them. You can use it as review, extra listening practice, reward activity, or just for FUN! You and your students deserve it! XD
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: B1 Learner type: All ages Skills: listening and writing Language and grammar: any, some, no derivatives; comparatives, object pronouns, simple words Materials: Musical Listening Practice Video (YouTube) Duration: 20 - 30 minutes Downloadable materials: none
You can play the video for them (face 2 face), or via Zoom or any similar app, if the speed of the Internet connection is an issue, you can send the link for your students to watch on their own devices. Instruct them to write down their answers for later correction.
Step 1. (5 min)
Explain the activity. Play the video twice (or 3 times) without stopping. Students write down their answers.
Step 2. (5 min)
Put students in pairs to check their answers (breakout rooms).
Step 3. (5 min)
(Back to the main room, Play the first song and pause the video. Have students write the words in the chat box.
Correct the exercise by writing the words in the gaps (annotation tool/board). Have students read the extracts.
Step 4. (5 min)
Play the second extract and repeat the same steps.
ANSWERS: SONG 01 (ORIGIAL OF THE SPECIES): Baby slow down The end is not as fun as the start Please stay a child somewhere in your heart I'll give you everything you want Except the thing that you want SONG 02 (ONE) Is it getting better? Or do you feel the same? Will it make it easier on you now? You got someone to blame You say, one love, one life When it's one need in the night SONG 03 (STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF) I'm not afraid Of anything in this world There's nothing you can throw at me That I haven't already heard I'm just trying to find A decent melody A song that I can sing In my own company SONG 04 (I'LL GO CRAZY IF I DON'T GO CRAZY TONIGHT) She's a rainbow and she loves the peaceful life Knows I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight There's a part of me in chaos that's quiet And there's a part of you that wants me to riot SONG 05 (Stay (Faraway, So Close!)) Green light, Seven Eleven You stop in for a pack of cigarettes You don't smoke, don't even want to Hey now, check your change
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