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 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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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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