This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the songs ‘Clementine’ by Halsey, ‘Your Light’ by the Big Moon and ‘South of the Border’ by Ed Sheeran feat Camila Cabello & Cardi B, and their official music videos. Students talk about music videos and do a matching exercise with videos and song extracts, write a short narrative based on the videos and choose a theme song, read the lyrics of a song, watch music videos and make comparisons.
Language level: B1 and aboveLearner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading, listening and writingTopic: Music Videos and comparisonsLanguage: Vocabulary related to music videos, songs, expressing opinions and making comparisonsMaterials: Youtube/ Vimeo videos, and mp3 filesDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions.pdf; videos.mp4Song extracts mp3; QR codes Lyrics.pdf
This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the songs ‘Sunday’ by Neffex, ‘Something Special’ by Debby Smith and ‘Teeth’ by 5 Seconds of Summer and their official music videos. Students think and talk about connections between different things, listen to a song challenge and find out the word in common, watch music videos, read lyrics extracts, work together to make posters, evaluate each other’s work and explain and present their own work to others.
This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song Hold Me While You Wait by Lewis Capaldi and its lyric video. Students talk about hugging and relationships and compare photographs (Cambridge English: First and First for Schools), speculate about the meaning of a song, guess words from lyrics, watch a lyric video, and rewrite the chorus of a song.
Language level: B1+ B2 Learner type: All agesSkills: speaking, reading, listening and writingTopic: Hugs and relationshipsLanguage: Vocabulary related to relationships, contrasting, comparing, speculatingMaterials: Youtube video, worksheets and mp3 fileDuration: 1 hour - 1h 30 minDownloadable materials: instructions; Photograph worksheet; Chorus worksheet; song mp3
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.
This is a free Reading and Use of English part 1 exercise to practice for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam. It uses the lyrics to Sing it with me by JP Cooper & Astrid S. This exercise can be used in conjunction with this song-based lesson plan.
To download the Worksheet and answer key click here.
We are back with the fun and original music video activity for English language teaching – WATCH & CATCH – containing excerpts from music videos for current songs, in which students have to ‘catch’ visuals in the video excerpts, as well as words in the lyrics of the songs.
Description: In this activity, students work in teams to identify, visually and audibly, grammar and/or vocabulary words in the music video and lyrics. as a competition; they are awarded points for each right item identified. Language level: A2+ and above Learner type: All agesSkills: listening, writingTopic: variedLanguage and grammar: sports, means of transportation, common objects, animals, past tense verbs, food, numbers, countries, adjectives,Materials: vimeo video and a blank sheet of paper for each group (to write down their answers)Duration: 20 -30 minDownloadable materials: none
There are great resources for English language teaching on the Internet, and Song Activity Factory is always searching for interesting things connected to SONGS that could spice up your ESL, EFL, ESOL classes.
We are adding a new category for Song Activity Factory entitled USEFUL YOUTUBE CHANNELS for teaching English with songs!