OneRepublic – Didn’t I |Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS|CREATIVE WRITING (FCE)

onerepublic

Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the song DIDN’T I by ONEREPUBLIC. Students CREATE characters based on a sentence and prompts, LISTEN to the song and TALK about its meaning, READ the lyrics and use them to WRITE  a short narrative with the characters they created and WRITE a story in the mold of CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST FOR SCHOOLS (FCE FOR SCHOOLS PAPER 2 PART 2 as homework.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1+ B2
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Dating and relationships
Language/grammar: personality adjectives, narrative tenses
Materials: Youtube video, google slide and google doc
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; google doc character building (to make a copy you can edit)

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James Blunt – The Greatest |Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS|CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST (FCE) 4 skills

PHOTO 1 JAMES

Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for “THE GREATEST” by JAMES BLUNT. Students BRAINSTORM words based on a picture, WRITE a paragraph in pairs, DO vocabulary matching exercise, TALK about words and topics from the song,  DO a CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST & FIRST FOR SCHOOLS (FCE) use of English part 3 exercise, LISTEN to the song and WATCH the music video.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ANNOTATION, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1+B2
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Social distancing and hope
Language: Vocabulary related to social distancing, expressing opinions 
Materials: Youtube video, worksheet and google slides
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; slides (picture + vocab ex.); use of English p3 worksheet.pdf

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Songs for Cambridge English: First (FCE) Modern Loneliness

modern loneliness

Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song Modern Loneliness by Lauv and its music video. Students play a hangman game, talk about loneliness, speculate about and compare photographs (Cambridge English: First and First for Schools paper 4, part 2), do a use of English part 1 exercise (Cambridge English: First and First for Schools paper 1, part 1) and discuss the lyrics.

Language level: B1+/B2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: loneliness
Language: Vocabulary related to feelings, expressing opinions, comparing and speculating about photographs
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets, genial.ly presentation and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; photograph worksheet; use of English part 1 worksheet; song mp3

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Songs for Cambridge English: First (FCE) You Can’t Stop the Girl – Bebe Rexha

you cant stop the girl

Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song “You Can’t Stop the Girl” by Bebe Rexha and its official music video. Students talk about quotes related to women, listen to the song, use a word cloud to rewrite the lyrics, do an exercise based on Cambridge English: First (FCE) Use of English part 2 with the lyrics, watch the music video, and write a paragraph based on the song.

Language level: B1 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Women empowerment
Language: Vocabulary related to expressing and justifying opinions, agreeing and/or disagreeing and speculating
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions.pdf; Word Cloud slide; Use of English worksheet.pdf, song mp3

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Lewis Capaldi [a Lesson Plan for English Language Teaching]

hold me coveer

Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song Hold Me While You Wait by Lewis Capaldi and its lyric video. Students talk about hugging and relationships and compare photographs (Cambridge English: First and First for Schools), speculate about the meaning of a song, guess words from lyrics, watch a lyric video, and rewrite the chorus of a song.

Language level: B1+ B2 
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Hugs and relationships
Language: Vocabulary related to relationships, contrasting, comparing, speculating
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; Photograph worksheet; Chorus worksheet; song mp3

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Songs for Cambridge English: First (FCE) To be Human – Marina

mariina to be human

Description:

This is a song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching, in special Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam preparation. This lesson plan features the song “To be human” and its official music video. Students talk about Organized Protests and do a vocabulary matching exercise,  watch a video, talk about protest-related pictures, do a Use of English Part 2 exercise, listen to the song, talk about its meaning. It also includes a bonus listening pronunciation exercise by TubeQuizard.

Language level: (B1+/B2) 
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Organized protest
Language: Vocabulary related to protests, agreeing/disagreeing and expressing opinions 
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min

Downloadable materialsinstructions; Vocabulary worksheet; Use of English worksheet; photossong mp3

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