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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!
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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