Beautiful Life – Now United

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Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song Beautiful Life (Now United) and its official music video. Students talk about countries and do a matching exercise with flags, watch a video, do a word search exercise, listen to the song, do a listening exercise with the lyrics, and write an email.

Language level: Basic (A2) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Countries
Language: Vocabulary related to countries, expressing opinions and writing e-mails
Materials: Youtube videos, worksheets pdf and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min

Downloadable materials:  instructions; Country flags worksheet; Lyrics worksheet; song mp3

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Shallow – Lady Gaga (Oscar Awards 2019)

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Description:
This is a video and song-based activity for English language teaching featuring Lady Gaga’s Acceptance Speech for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscar Awards, and also her performance of the winning song “Shallow”, by Bradley Cooper and Gaga herself, in which students talk about winning; find common ideas connecting those quotes about winning and the message in Gaga’s speech; watch the video and do a listening exercise, and finally, read the lyrics and find mistakes in verb forms.

Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading & listening
Topic: Winning
Language: Vocabulary related to winning, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions
Materials:  Acceptance Speech video.mp4 , Acceptance Speech Worksheet, Shallow worksheet, and Shallow performance youtube video
Duration: 1h –  1h 30 min

Downloadable materials:  instructions; Acceptance Speech video.mp4 , Acceptance Speech Worksheet, Shallow worksheet

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Come Out and Play – Billie Eilish

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Description:
This is a video and song-based activity for English language teaching featuring the Apple ad  Holiday - Share Your Gifts featuring Billie Eilish’s song Come out and Play and also the video ‘Holiday - how I create music on IMac and IPhone’, in which students talk about talents; find common ideas connecting quotes about talent and sharing; watch a video ad and play a memory game with questions about it; do a listening exercise with another video in which the singer talks about creating music; listen to the song and put the lyrics in order

Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1) and above

Learner type: All ages

Skills: speaking, reading & listening

Topics: talent and music

Language: Vocabulary related to talent and skills, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions

Materials: Youtube videos, video activity Worksheet, cut-out song lyrics worksheet and mp3 file

Duration: 1h -  1h 30 min 

Downloadable materials:  instructions; worksheet part 3; song mp3; cut-out song slips part 4

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No Matter What – Calum Scott

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Description:
This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song No Matter What by Calum Scott  and the official music video. Students talk about parent and children relationships, review irregular verbs and the Simple Past tense, watch an edited video, Write a narrative based on the video, listen to the song and do a listening exercise with the lyrics

Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1) and above

Learner type: All ages

Skills: speaking, writing & listening

Topic: relationships

Language: Vocabulary related to family relationships, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions

Materials: A vimeo edited video, youtube link for the official video, song mp3 file and song activity Worksheet

Duration: 1 hour

Downloadable materials: instructions; song mp3; song worksheet 

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Be Fluent in LIFE

Being fluent in English is an important goal that many people in the world struggle to achieve. However, there is another kind of fluency which is of much greater importance: being able to speak the language of your own soul. Being fluent in LIFE.

What does that mean?

Speaking the language of your own soul is finding out your true and unique talents. It is finding out the way they can be best expressed in this world, and most importantly, ACTING on them.

How can you start this journey to life fluency?

With small steps, just like a child starts with a few words, but surely, steadily, act on it! Your actions, even the smallest ones, will bring results. REAP them with pride. Be proud like a child in showing their parents that first written composition, or that first good grade in an oral presentation.

Be proud of your smallest results, for they are proof of your ever growing fluency in the nuances of life. Also, multiply them by paying attention and learning, every day and in every way, how to speak your own heart accurately. 

Cherish the language of your own soul and speak it, not only with your own words, but also with your actions, for actions speak much louder, and the louder they speak, the more likeminded people they attract to your life, so you can become stronger, wiser, better and consequently, attract more results.

Being fluent in your LIFE means knowing how your heart truly feels, and expressing it clearly and gracefully through your ready and smooth actions, so that the universe can understand, and respond to your wishes and desires.

Aim to be fluent not only in English, but also in the language of your own SOUL. There is no telling how far you can go or how many people’s lives you can change this way!

That’s it for this week.
I hope these ideas can help you in your life!
Happy teaching! 🤓

Watch & Catch!

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Introducing a new, fun and original video activity for English language teaching – WATCH & CATCH –  containing excerpts from music videos for current songs, in which students have to ‘catch’ visuals in the video excerpts, as well as words in the lyrics of the songs.

Description:  In this activity, students work in teams to identify, visually and audibly,  grammar and/or vocabulary words in the music video and lyrics. as a competition; they are awarded points for each right item identified. 
Language level: A2+ and above     
Learner type: All ages
Skills: listening, writing
Topic: varied
Language and grammar: common objects, animals, parts of the body, food, numbers, basic prepositions, adverbs of frequency, adjectives,
Materials: vimeo video  and a blank sheet of paper for each group (to write down their answers)
Duration: 20 -30 min
Downloadable materials: none

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Here Comes the Change (From the Motion Picture ‘On The Basis of Sex’) – Kesha

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Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song ‘Here comes the Change’ by Kesha and the official music video. Students read quotes about gender inequality, talk about it, read the lyrics of the song and work with verb tenses, listen to the song, watch the music video and do a listening exercise with  it,

Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1+) and above

Learner type: All ages

Skills: speaking, reading & listening

Topic: gender inequality

Language: Vocabulary related to gender inequality, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions (good for Cambridge Exam preparation FCE)

Materials: Youtube video, mp3 file, and song activity Worksheet pdf

Duration: 1 hour

Downloadable materials: Here Comes- instructions; worksheet and mp3 file

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