This song-based STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features song extracts by NEFFEX.
Students IDENTIFY verbs in the Present Perfect tense in 7 song extracts. You can use this activity as extra grammar practice, review or just for fun!
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: B2, B2+ Learner type: All ages Skills: listening and writing Topic: Present Perfect Materials: YouTube Video Duration: about 30 min Downloadable materials: instructions.pdf
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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
Review the formation of the Present Perfect Tense. Have students give you some examples in the affirmative, negative, interrogative forms. Write them on the board.
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 that have verbs in the Present Perfect.
Tell them they have 3 chances to try to get the right verbs, they don’t need to get the whole sentence, just the subject + aux ver + verb ex: I’ve done, Have you heard, etc. Then, play the Video below. Song 1 extract is recorded 3 times in a row. Pause the video. Students write down the answer for song 1. (play more times if necessary).
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 answer, if there is more than 1 verb 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 Hustling - NEFFEX “ I've seen a lot of people who don't know what work is I've seen a lot of people who don't know what thirst is I've had a taste of evil and tried to cure the sickness “ Song 02 Badass - NEFFEX Oh you could've been a good girl But instead you chose the real world Yea you've always been a savage Oh you've always been a bad chick I don't care if you got issues Daddy left but I'm with you So come with me never look back We're living life like a badass Song 03 Nightmare - NEFFEX Real talk, sipping drinks without all the pressure Now everybody needs to think about posting whatever And people ask how I'm doing, I've never been better That's really not a conversation I'm willing to enter How come we all continue forcing out all this pressure? I'm just sick of these opinions and all of these lectures Song 04 Memories - NEFFEX It's that first day of first grade That cute girl, your third date That backpack, that snapback You've had since the third grade Song 05 With you - NEFFEX I'm sick of all these feelings, I'm sick of all this dealing Yo, you say that I've changed, but you've changed All this pain in my veins is from the things you say Your state of mind never stays the same You say you're fine but you'd rather lie to me,inside you dividing me Song 06 - Comeback - NEFFEX myself I've always stayed the same, no doubt I've always played the game all out And I am here to stay right now So don't call it a comeback Song 07 - Never give up - NEFFEX My hands steady I feel ready But my legs heavy I don't get it How come I haven't hit it Already Still working
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