USING SONGS TO TEACH ENGLISH: MUSICAL DICTATION – Song Activity Idea for ZOOM features (4 Skills)

MUSICAL DICTATION is an IDEA for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching with ZOOM features like BREAKOUT ROOMS, SCREEN-SHARING, WHITEBOARD, etc. but it’s also perfect for F2F.

Students WRITE down the lyrics of the verse of a song dictated by the teacher, LISTEN to that song extract to check, and in pairs, WRITE a final version of the verse. They also answer questions about it, TALK about its meaning and watch a music video.

There is focus on SPEAKING, READING, WRITING & LISTENING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING during this activity.

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USING SONGS TO TEACH ENGLISH: SINGING VERBS – Song Activity Idea (SPEAKING and READING Skills)

SINGING VERBS is an IDEA for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching with ZOOM features like BREAKOUT ROOMS, SHARE FILE/AUDIO, WHITEBOARD, etc. but it’s also perfect for F2F.

Students speculate on the meaning of a song based on its title, read the lyrics and fill the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in parentheses and, finally, listen to the song to check their answers. The main focus is on SPEAKING & READING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and CREATIVITY during this activity.

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LYRICAL WORD CLOUD – a creative IDEA and step-by-step video LESSON PLAN for ELT!

LYRICAL WORD CLOUD is an idea for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching.
It is based on a word cloud with a song lyrics, and students work in pairs to speculate and predict words in the lyrics based on the song title, giving reasons for their choices.
The main focus is on SPEAKING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and CREATIVITY during this activity.

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MUSIC VIDEO LOTTERY – a creative IDEA and step-by-step video LESSON PLAN for ELT!

This is an idea for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step LESSON PLAN for English language teaching.

It is based on a music video and students work in groups to predict images they are going to see, and give reasons for their choices. The main focus is on SPEAKING and students practice COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and CREATIVITY during the activity.

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Teaching with songs: Music Video Lottery

This is one idea for an adaptable song activity along with a suggested step-by-step lesson plan for English language teaching. It is based on a music video and students work in groups to predict images they are going to see in the video, and also give reasons for their choices.

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Using Songs to Teach English: Five ideas to make students speak (and enjoy the process)

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” E. Y. Harburg

Song Activity Factory came to life mainly to help English language teaching professionals who feel that music in the form of songs surely has a fitting place in the ELT classroom. However, trying to find a ready-made song activity that features neither an ‘ancient’ song nor the most boring – and dreaded by students – type of exercise: gap filling, is time-consuming and mostly fruitless.

The song-based activities and lesson plans you find at Song activity Factory aim to motivate and engage students in a creative and fun way. In this post, you will see 5 ideas plus examples of song-based activities you can use to make your students speak more.

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Songs for Teaching 1: Email Feelings

 

Most English language teaching professionals feel that English songs have a fitting place in the ESL/EFL classroom. However, trying to find a ready-made song activity which features neither an activity with an ‘ancient’ song nor the dreaded gap-filling exercise is time-consuming.

With this in mind, Song Activity Factory will start featuring posts on how to create different song activities with step-by-step suggestions, in a flexible template format, to facilitate and save precious time for busy teachers and ESL/EFL professionals. 

Activity Idea 01 – EMAIL FEELINGS

How about preparing your students for the Cambridge English First (FCE) writing and speaking papers and, at the same time, providing some relaxing fun time with a song/music video? That’s what ‘EMAIL FEELINGS’ is all about.

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