Adele is back with another great song and let’s work with it this week!
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So, here we go with EASY ON ME! XD
This song-based STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for “EASY ON ME” by ADELE. Students TALK about a picture, WATCH part of the music video, WRITE the other end of a phone conversation with Adele, MATCH pictures from comics with sentences from the lyrics and explain, DO a crosswords exercise with words from the lyrics and LISTEN to the song and do a gap-fill exercise.
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: B2 Learner type: All ages Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing Topic: Feelings Materials: YouTube video, genial.ly presentation, interactive worksheet Duration: about an hour Download your free teaching resources: instructions pdf
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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
Step 1 (5 min)
Genial.ly Presentation. LINK
Show slide one and ask: Do you recognize the person in the picture? Who is this person? What is he/she thinking? How’s he/she feeling?
Step 2 (3 min)
Play just the beginning of the music video twice, the part with the telephone conversation. Ask students what they understood about what Adele said.
Step 3 (10 min)
Slide 02. Show slide two with the script of the telephone conversation. Help them with unknown vocabulary. Ask them who she might be talking to.
Individually, have them write what the person on the other side of the line is probably saying.
Have several students perform the conversation for the whole class.
Step 4 (10 min)
Pair work. (breakout rooms). Show slide 3 with the sentences and the comic strips with the speech bubbles. Tell your students that the sentences are from Adele’s song.
Their task is to match the comics with the sentences and prepare to explain their choices.
Step 5 (7 min)
Back to the main room, the pairs share their matches. Ask other students if they agree or disagree and why.
Step 6 (15 min)
Interactive worksheet. LINK
Students do the crosswords (you can have a competition to see who finds all the words first) and then listen to the song and fill the blanks with the words they found.
For students to see their results, tell them to click FINISH!! and then CHECK MY ANSWERS!
Step 7 (7 min)
Play the music video and have students comment on it to finish the activity.
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That’s it for this week! I hope this activity is helpful and enjoyable!
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