This song-based STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the song lyrics for If You Ever Change your Mind (Calum Scott), She’s All I Wanna Be (Tate McRae) and Beg For You (Charli XCX feat. Rina Sawayama).
Students TALK about breaking up, WATCH an edited music video, TALK about it and SPECULATE about the song it belongs to; READ the lyrics for 3 songs, DECIDE which song fits the video, VOTE on the best fit and WATCH the original music video to check.
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
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Language level: B2 Learner type: All ages Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing Topic: relationships Materials: Edited music video, original music video, genial.ly presentation Duration: 50 - 60 min Download your free teaching resources: instructions.pdf; song lyrics worksheet cutout.pdf
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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
Step 1 (5 min)
Ask: “What is the best way to break up with a boyfriend/girlfriend?” Have students give you ideas, write them on the board, then have a vote on the best one.
Step 2 (5 min)
(slide 1) genially presentation LINK
Students watch a video (link) with a couple dancing (it shows edited scenes from a music video with a different music background). Tell students to talk about the video and what kind of song it could be about.
Step 3 (10 – 15 min)
Divide students into 3 groups A, B and C. Have all students copy the chart below. (slide 2)
Students in group A will read the lyrics for song A and complete the chart only for song A.
Students in group B will read the lyrics for song B and complete the chart only for song B.
Students in group C will read the lyrics for song C and complete the chart only for song C
or have them scan the code with slide 03 –
You can also print the worksheet cut out.pdf cut it and and hand it out to the students)
The students in each group must discuss the lyrics, and with the video in mind, come to a final and unanimous decision about the song and write their reasons why it is so (or not).
Step 4 (10 min)
Regroup the students, but this time mixing students from the A,b and c Groups: Example: group 1= (sA + sB + sC)
In the new groups, the students are going to share and explain their conclusions from their original groups, so the others can fill their tables for the other songs, too.
Step 5 (10 min)
Check the results and the songs that received a yes. If there’s more than one song, the students (as a class) will have to decide on only one, based on the reasons on their tables. Have a class debate and a final vote.
Step 6 (5 min)
Tell students that they are going to watch the real music video to see if they voted for the right song.
Step 7 (7 min)
Have students comment on the music video and if it was what they thought it would be or if they were surprised with it and why.
Song A ( if you ever change your mind – Calum Scott) Song B (she’s all i wanna be – Tate McRae) Song C (Beg for You – Charli XCX feat. Rina Sawayama)
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