The power of songs to teach English through innovative and engaging learning experiences. Free song-based lesson plans and activities with worksheet pdfs for ELT, ESL, EFL, TESOL, TEFL, EAL, ELL and ELA
This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and video for two songs: “Six Feet Apart” by Alec Benjamin, and another with the same title by Luke Combs. Students TALK about social distancing, LISTEN to the songs and identify an idiom, and DO a Cambridge English: First (FCE) Reading and Use of English Part 7 exercise with the lyrics of both songs.
OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN and AUDIO SHARE, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
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 aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading, listening and writingTopic: lonelinessLanguage: Vocabulary related to feelings, expressing opinions, comparing and speculating about photographsMaterials: Youtube video, worksheets, genial.ly presentation and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions; photograph worksheet; use of English part 1 worksheet; song mp3
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 aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading, listening and writingTopic: Women empowermentLanguage: Vocabulary related to expressing and justifying opinions, agreeing and/or disagreeing and speculatingMaterials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions.pdf; Word Cloud slide;Use of English worksheet.pdf, song mp3
This is a free Reading and Use of English part 1 exercise to practice for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam. It uses the lyrics to Sing it with me by JP Cooper & Astrid S. This exercise can be used in conjunction with this song-based lesson plan.
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