Age: Older Teens & Adults
Although the song “SHAKE IT OFF” aims at a young audience, the lyrics can be used in an adult learner class which is studying the topic Celebrities. The song is the way the author found to respond to public criticism and scrutiny. She also does that in the song BLANK SPACE. The activity proposed here is simple. First, they guess who the author is, based on clues provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and find out its title and how the author responds to criticism. Finally, they share how they deal with criticism in general.