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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.
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
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.
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.
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)
Repeat steps 2, 3, 4 for the next song extracts. The team with more points, in the end, is the winner!
SEE ANSWERS in the instructions.pdf (see ‘downloadable materials’ in the description)
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