This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song Birds by Imagine Dragons and its animated music video. Students talk about music and the band Imagine Dragons, do a google search race in groups, participate in a running dictation (biography race), play a kahoot! (optional), watch a video, write a short narrative, do a listening exercise with the lyrics (optional) and talk about the song and the video.
Language level: (A2+) and above Learner type: All ages Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing Topics: Music and life backgrounds Language: Vocabulary related to music, instruments and bands Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 file, mobile devices and Internet access (for the google search race and the optional kahoot!) Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min Downloadable materials: instructions; Google search worksheet; Biography Race Text + group Questions worksheet; Lyrics worksheet; song mp3