Age: Older Teens & Adults
The song “DEAR MR. PRESIDENT” is a great chance for students to practice speaking and debating. It also allows us to work with Modals of Advice, Possibility and Obligation. First, students read a few words on a power point slide and guess which of them will be mentioned in the song. After that, they listen to the song and find out. Then, there is a slide with facts about the USA and Brazil. Next, they list on the board the main problems in Brazil that have to be addressed pronto (social injustice, homelessness, corruption, religious intolerance, homofobia, violence, drugs, etc…). Finally, students are arranged in small groups and each group will discuss one different problem and propose/take notes of ideas to solve it. In the end, they have to present their ideas to their peers.