The power of songs to teach English through innovative and engaging learning experiences. Free song-based lesson plans and activities with worksheet pdfs for ELT, ESL, EFL, TESOL, TEFL, EAL, ELL and ELA
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
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 materials: instructions (pdf); Song Extracts (mp3 files)
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 aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading and listening Topic: Music and paraphrasingLanguage: Vocabulary related to music, expressing opinions Materials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions; lyrics cut out worksheet; paraphrasing worksheet; song mp3
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 aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading, listening and writingTopic: lonelinessLanguage: Vocabulary related to feelings, expressing opinions, comparing and speculating about photographsMaterials: Youtube video, worksheets, genial.ly presentation and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions; photograph worksheet; use of English part 1 worksheet; song mp3
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 aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading and listeningTopic: Music and feelingsLanguage: Vocabulary related to music, expressing opinions and feelingsMaterials: Youtube video, worksheet pdf and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions; Song words worksheet; Song Lottery worksheet; song mp3