Song Activity Factory on Youtube!

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This is our first  video with some ideas to make your students speak with songs:

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TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE WITH SONG PIECES 4! 

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SONG PIECES is back! By using various short song extracts, it injects fun to English language classes. It also works perfectly with online students creating interaction and collaboration between them to identify specific things in the lyrics, in a light, but memorable way.

SONG PIECES is fast-paced, and provides extra energy and fun at any moment the teacher needs:  Review, warm-up, consolidation, or as a simple reward activity

Description: In this ELT song-based activity, students work in teams (or individually), listen to 7 different short song extracts, and identify different grammar structures and vocabulary in each one.

Language level: all levels
Learner type: All ages
Skills: listening and writing
Topic: varied
Language and grammar: numbers, parts of the body, frequency adverbs, adjectives, verbs, verb tenses (present continuous, present perfect, simple past), parts of the house, clothes, tag questions, time expressions.
Materials: edited mp3 files for the songs used
Duration: 20 - 30 minutes
Downloadable materialsinstructions (pdf); Song Extracts (mp3 files) 

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Ronan Keating, Emeli Sandé – a Lesson Plan for ELT

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Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song lyrics and music video for  “One of a Kind” by Ronan Keating and Emeli Sandé. Students talk about the title of the song, guess the genre and rhythm, do a matching exercise with paraphrased sentences and verses from the lyrics, listen to the song and put the verses in order, watch the music video and talk about it

Language level: B1 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading and listening 
Topic: Music and paraphrasing
Language: Vocabulary related to music, expressing opinions 
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; lyrics cut out worksheet; paraphrasing worksheet; song mp3

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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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Songs for Cambridge English: First (FCE) Modern Loneliness

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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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Taylor Swift [a lesson plan for English Language Teaching]

ONLY THE YOUNG

Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song “Only the Young” by Taylor Swift and the song lyric video. Students listen to a song extract and talk about feelings related to it, do a listening exercise identifying words from the song, play a song lottery game and watch a lyric video.

Language level: B1 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading and listening
Topic: Music and feelings
Language: Vocabulary related to music, expressing opinions and feelings
Materials: Youtube video, worksheet pdf and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; Song words worksheet; Song Lottery worksheetsong mp3

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Tattoos Together [a lesson plan for English language Teaching]

tattoos together

Description:

This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song “Tattoos Together” by Lauv and the ‘clean’ version of the official music video. Students talk about tattoos; watch a video and play a memory game in teams, do a word search exercise, listen to the song, do a listening exercise with the lyrics, and write (answer) questions for the singer.

Language level: B1 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Tattoos and relationships
Language: Vocabulary related to tattoos, expressing opinions 
Materials: genially presentation, music video (clean version), worksheet and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions.pdf; music video (clean version); worksheet.pdf; song mp3

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