Don’t You Worry! Teaching English with Black Eyed Peas, Shakira & David Guetta! (Song Lottery Lesson Plan)


This STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the song and music video for Don’t You Worry (Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta).

Students TALK about buying lottery tickets, WATCH an opinion video in which three people talk about buying lottery tickets and fill a table with information; PLAY a song lottery game with the lyrics; WATCH the lyrics video to check their answers; SPECULATE about the music video and TALK about it.

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

Language level: B1+/B2/C1
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening 
Topic: Lottwry Games
Materials: Genially Presentation, YouTube Videos, Google forms
Duration: about an hour
Downloadable materials:  instructions.pdf; song lottery worksheet.pdf

Welcome! Here, we follow the rules of The Creative Jedi Code:

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Step 1 (5 min)

Ask your students: Is buying a lottery ticket a good idea? Why (not)? Do you or your parents play the lottery? Have you ever won anything?

Step 2 (7 min)

Tell students that they are going to watch a video in which 3 people give their opinion about buying lottery tickets. Show slide 01 of the genially presentation ( LINK ). Have students copy the table or take a print.

Play the video 2X (or more) and have students write down their answers. (see answers in the instructions.pdf)

Step 3 (5 min)

Tell your students that they are going to play a “song lottery”! In this lottery, instead of choosing numbers, they are going to choose the words they think the singer will sing. Hand out the song lottery worksheet. (or share the link to the google forms LINK). Have students take a print of their results and share with you to see who got more points)

IMPORTANT: If you want to have access to the students’ answers, use link below to make a copy of the forms, so you can share your own link with them! ( LINK to make a copy)

Step 4 (7 min)

Give the students some time to choose their ‘winning words”. They should fill out their lottery tickets and cut them out to give you to check the winner (s) of the lottery. You will manually check the answers to see who the winner was (in person), while they watch the lyrics video to check their answers and see how many they got right.

Step 5 (6 min)

After everybody has handed you their tickets (or shared the print of their results from the google forms), play the lyric video and students check if their choices were the right ones. (it’s also good for the online students , because they did not get to see the right answers, only the number of points they got).

The winner of the lottery is the one who guessed all the words right! (you can stipulate a prize for the winner eg. a chocolate candy bar, candy, etc. If nobody wins, you can tell them the prize will be accumulated for the next song lottery in one future class!

You can also give the prize to the student who has the most points. It’s up to you!

Step 6 (7 min)

Have students guess what the music video is like. Have them share their ideas. Then, play the official music video for them to check.

Step 7 (7 min)

Have students comment on the video to close the activity.

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




Happy teaching!  🙂

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