Most English language teaching professionals feel that English songs have a fitting place in the ESL/EFL classroom. However, trying to find a ready-made song activity which features neither an activity with an ‘ancient’ song nor the dreaded gap-filling exercise is time-consuming.
With this in mind, Song Activity Factory will start featuring posts on how to create different song activities with step-by-step suggestions, in a flexible template format, to facilitate and save precious time for busy teachers and ESL/EFL professionals.
Activity Idea 01 – EMAIL FEELINGS
How about preparing your students for the Cambridge English First (FCE) writing and speaking papers and, at the same time, providing some relaxing fun time with a song/music video? That’s what ‘EMAIL FEELINGS’ is all about.
Continue reading Songs for Teaching 1: Email Feelings
This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features “Losing My Religion” by REM, and its official music video. Students review ways of expressing opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, talk about the meaning of the song, read and discuss people’s opinions about it, watch the music video, and talk about its connection with the lyrics
Language level: intermediate (B1+) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking (Cambridge English First Exam - FCE preparation), and reading.
Topic: song meaning and sharing opinions in Cambridge exams
Language: Vocabulary related to opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and interaction
Materials: Youtube video, worksheets, and mp3 file
Duration: 1 hour - 1h 30min
Downloadable materials: instructions; Lyrics worksheet+ opinions; song mp3
Continue reading Mother’s Day Flashback: Losing My Religion
This song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching features the song ‘Here comes the Change’ by Kesha and the official music video. Students read quotes about gender inequality, talk about it, read the lyrics of the song and work with verb tenses, listen to the song, watch the music video and do a listening exercise with it,
Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1+) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading & listening
Topic: gender inequality
Language: Vocabulary related to gender inequality, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions (good for Cambridge Exam preparation FCE)
Materials: Youtube video, mp3 file, and song activity Worksheet pdf
Duration: 1 hour
Downloadable materials: Here Comes- instructions; worksheet and mp3 file
Continue reading Here Comes the Change (From the Motion Picture ‘On The Basis of Sex’) – Kesha