Teaching English With Songs: Musical World Tour!


This STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING, students TALK about the countries (Albania, Cameroon, Turkey & Uzbekistan) , MATCH beautiful places to them, LISTEN to song extracts and MATCH them to their countries, READ the English translation of the Lyrics and CORRECT them, and for homework (optional), students SEARCH for more information prepare a PRESENTATION about one of the countries in the activity.

OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: countries, grammar correction (possessive pronouns and adjectives, verb tenses, relative pronouns
Materials: genial.ly presentation 
Duration: 1 hour
Downloadable materials:  instructions.pdf
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Step 1 (7 min)

Genial.ly presentation link. Slide 1. Ask students what they know about those countries. Ask them to say which country they’d like to visit and why. (see notes in the pdf for more info about the countries).

Step 2 (5 min)

Slide 02 with Pictures of beautiful places visited by tourists in those countries. Have students match them with the countries. Later, have them say if they’ve changed their ideas to which country they’d like to visit and why.

Answers; Albania (1: Grama Bay) Cameroon (3: Ekom Nkam Waterfalls) – Turkey (4: Köprülü Canyon) Uzbekistan (2: Samarkand)

Step 3 (10 min)

Slide 3 with song extracts. Students listen to different extracts from the countries and say what the music made them feel. They match the songs and the countries. Ask them which one they liked best and why.

Answers: Albania: (2 singer: Era Istrefi Song: Bebe); Cameroon: (1 singer: Wes song: Alane) Turkey: (3 singer: Tarkan song: Simarik ) Uzbekistan (4: singer: Gulsanam Mamazoitova song:Yona Yona )

Steps 4 -7 (10 – 12 min)

Musical Grammar Pieces.

Step 4 Show slide 4. Tell them that this is the English translation of the song extract they’ve heard. There are 3 mistakes in it. Give them 2 minutes to correct the THREE mistakes (individually in the main room).But tell them not to give the answers now. They must write them down to check later.

Step 5– Show the slide 5, for song 2 And repeat step 4

Step 6– Show the slide 6, for song 3 And repeat step 4

Step 7– Show the slide 7, for song 4 And repeat step 4


Step 8 (10 min)

Divide students into small groups, and put them in BREAKOUT ROOMS. They are going to compare their answers and come to a final group decision on the corrections.

Step 9 (5 -10 min)

Back to the main room. A student from each group (the captain) will send you (privately) the corrected sentences for the first extract in the CHAT BOX.

Award points to the right corrections. Then, do the same with the other extracts. The group with more right corrections is the winner.

Step 10 (optional homework)

For homework you can have students choose one of the countries and prepare a presentation about them for a future class.

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That’s it for this week! I hope this activity is helpful and enjoyable! 




Happy teaching!  🙂

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