OneRepublic – Didn’t I |Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS|CREATIVE WRITING (FCE)

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the song DIDN’T I by ONEREPUBLIC. Students CREATE characters based on a sentence and prompts, LISTEN to the song and TALK about its meaning, READ the lyrics and use them to WRITE  a short narrative with the characters they created and WRITE a story in the mold of CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: FIRST FOR SCHOOLS (FCE FOR SCHOOLS PAPER 2 PART 2 as homework.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: B1+ B2
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Dating and relationships
Language/grammar: personality adjectives, narrative tenses
Materials: Youtube video, google slide and google doc
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; google doc character building (to make a copy you can edit)

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Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (4 skills)

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for RAIN ON ME – LADY GAGA, ARIANA GRANDE. Students work in pairs to WRITE definitions for words from the song, WATCH an interview with Lady Gaga and answer a question, DO a listening exercise with the interview script, DO a crosswords exercise with words from the lyrics, LISTEN to the song, DO a listening exercise with the lyrics and WATCH the music video..

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: music 
Language: word definitions
Materials: Youtube video, vimeo video, google doc, interactive worksheets
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google doc word definitions (to make a copy you can edit)

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Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS: Major Lazer – Lay Your Head On Me (4 skills)

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics and music video for Lay Your Head On Me by Major Lazer feat. Marcus Mumford

In this song-based activity, students READ and CORRECT song facts and official music video facts, MATCH musical instruments and their names, TALK about playing musical instruments, WATCH the music video and ANSWER questions about it, IDENTIFY a phonetic sound and DO a listening exercise with the song lyrics

OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Music, bands, instruments
Language topic: phonetic sound /ei/
Materials: Youtube video, google slides, interactive worksheet, pdf worksheet file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; lyrics worksheet.pdf

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MUSICAL DICTATION with JUSTIN BIEBER – RUNNING OVER feat LIL DICKY|Teaching English with ZOOM using SONGS

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Description:

This song-based activity STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN  for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the lyrics extract and music video for Justin Bieber’s Running Over (CHANGES: The Movement) ft. Lil Dicky. Students WORK with synonyms and noun forms, WRITE down The lyrics of a verse dictated by the teacher, WRITE a final version of the verse in pairs and answer questions about it, CORRECT grammar mistakes in the lyrics, LISTEN to the song and WATCH the music video.

OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING WITH ZOOM features like ZOOM WHITEBOARD, ZOOM SCREEN SHARE and ZOOM CHAT, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.

Language level: A2 and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing
Topic: Dating
Language/grammar: adjectives, nouns synonyms, simple past
Materials: Youtube video, google slide and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30 min
Downloadable materialsinstructions; google slides; song extract mp3

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Song Pieces! Adding Novelty to ELT

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Introducing a new, fun and original ELT activity, SONG PIECES! containing short song extracts from which students have to listen to specific things in the song lyrics.

Description:
In this song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching, students work in teams and listen to 10 different short song extracts and have to 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: prepositions, clothes, adjectives, parts of the house, frequency adverbs, comparatives, superlatives, simple past verbs, colors, numbers, will future
Materials: edited mp3 files for the songs used 
Duration: 20 - 30 minutes

Downloadable materials:  instructions; Song Extracts (mp3 files) 

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