Don’t Stop Believing

Age: Adults

For the song “DON’T STOP BELIEVING”, students will first combine fragments of information in order to guess and talk about the band. Then, arranged in small  groups, they will be provided with pieces of the song to be put in order. After that, they will listen to the song and check whether their sequence is correct. They will also have to guess the name of the song after that and finally, they will share what they think about the song.

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Raise Your Glass

Age: Older Teens

The activity proposed for the song “RAISE YOUR GLASS” is a Bingo activity. First, students are introduced to the vocabulary necessary to understand the lyrics, which is in the form of a matching task. They are supposed to match the words/phrases and their definitions. After that, they select nine of those words/phrases and write them in a grid provided by the teacher. They play Bingo and finally they read the lyrics to find out who the author is singing to, which may lead to some discussion. In the end, they say what they think about the song.

Hazard: Bingo

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activities proposed here can be done with any song. The song chosen here is “HAZARD”.

OPTION 1: Bingo & Guessing – Select twelve to fourteen words from the song and make a list from which students will choose 9. They write them down in a grid and listen to the song. Every time they hear a word, they cross it out. The winner is the student who crosses out three words in a row. After that, they guess what the song is about, based on the words they have in the grid. Finally, they watch the video of the song and find out.

OPTION 2: Bingo & Illustration – Students receive a grid with 9 words from the song. They use the words to write a short story of their own. After that, they share their stories. Then, they listen to the song and cross out the words they hear. The winner is the first student to cross out three words in a row. After that, they compare the two stories and say which one they like better, theirs or the author´s. Finally, they illustrate the song.

Top Of The World

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activity proposed here for the song “TOP OF THE WORLD” is the following: First, students brainstorm the word Happiness. Then, they choose nine words from a list provided by the teacher and write them down in a grid. After that, they listen to the song and cross out the ones they hear. The winner is the student who crossed out three words in a row. Finally, they write about what makes them feel on top of the world and share it with their peers.