Teaching With Songs: SONG PIECES (COMPARATIVES) – level A2, B1

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This week, SONG PIECES is back! This time, in another special edition for A2, B1 students

SONG PIECES: COMPARATIVES

SONG PIECES is fast-paced, and provides extra energy and fun at any moment you need: Review, warm-up, consolidation, or as a simple reward activity.

Description:

In this ELT song-based activity, students WORK in teams (or individually), LISTEN to 6 different short song extracts, and IDENTIFY comparative adjectives in each one.

OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: (A2, B1)
Learner type : All ages
Skills : listening and writing
Topic : comparatives
Materials : YouTube Video
Duration: 15 - 20 min
Downloadable Materials: instructions 

STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN

Step 1 

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 listen to various extracts of songs and in each one they have to listen to COMPARATIVES and write them down on a blank sheet of paper.

Review comparatives before the activity by asking students to give you examples and writing them on the board.

Step 2

Tell them they have 3 chances to try to get the right comparatives. Then, play the first extract 3 times and they write down the answer for number 1.

Step 3

Check what the teams wrote down (you can use the chat feature of the application you’re using with your online students. ex: in-meeting chat in zoom , and ask them to use it to send you the answers.

Assign points. (1 for each right comparative, if there is more than 1 comparative adjective in the recording)

Step 4

Repeat steps 2, 3, 4 for the next song extracts. The team with more points, in the end, is the winner!

ANSWERS:

song 01 (BIGGER, FARTHER)
will.i.am - Feelin' Myself ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana
all this let's get it started
The bigger the bill, the bigger you ball
The bigger the watch, the bigger the car, the bigger the star
The bigger the chain, the farther you go, you already know
The bigger the bank that's more

song 02 (TALLER, SMALLER)
The national - I need my girl
But I am good, I am grounded
Davy says that I look taller
I can't get my head around it
I keep feeling smaller and smaller

song 03 (FASTER)
Beyonce, Lady gaga - Telephone
Boy, the way you blowin' up my phone
Won't make me leave no faster
Put my coat on faster
Leave my girls no faster
I shoulda left my phone at home
'Cause this is a disaster
Callin' like a collector
Sorry, I cannot answer

song 04 (BIGGER) 
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror

song 05 (HARDER, FASTER, BETTER, STRONGER, LONGER)
The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
I'm a beast when you turn me on
Into the future, cyber-tron
Harder, faster, better, stronger
Sexy ladies, extra longer, 'cause
We got the beat that bounce
We got the beat that pound
We got the beat that 8-0-8
That boom boom in your town

song 06 (BIGGER)
Imagine Dragons - Thunder
I was uptight, wanna let loose
I was dreaming of bigger things and
Wanna leave my own life behind
Not a "Yes sir", not a follower
Fit the box, fit the mold
Have a seat in the foyer, take a number

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