Creative Writing

Age: Older Teens & Adults

Creative Writing is also something that can be done with the song “HAZARD” . First, assuming students have learned and practiced the past form of the verbs for some time, students write the past of verbs seen in the lyrics. After that, they write a short story of their own using the same verbs. After sharing their stories, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks. To wrap the activity up, they say what they think the song is about and watch the video, so they can check whether they were right.

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activity proposed for the song ˜MISUNDERSTOOD” relies entirely on the video. First, students have a little chat on what they were doing on recent specific historical events. Then, they watch the video and, based on the vocabulary presented in the video, they take notes of sentences using Simple Past X Past Continuous. In the end, they share their sentences in pairs.

Another option for the same song is: Students write a creative story based on a list of words provided by the teacher. It would be a good idea to tell students to use simple past and past continuous in their story, since this is what they have in the video. After that, they watch the video of the song and compare their story to the video’s. In the end, they say whether they liked their story better.

Age: Adults

This is a very simple activity for the song “A THING ABOUT YOU”. First, students write a short story using four words provided by the teacher. Then, they are introduced to the vocabulary needed to understand the lyrics. After that, they listen to the song and finally they compare the two stories.

Age: Adults

We can practice WILL for Predictions and Promises with the song “YOU´LL SEE”. First, students guess who the singer is. Then, they predict what the singer will do after breaking up with her boyfriend. After that, they listen to the song and check. Finally, they pretend they have broken up with their significant other and write a letter telling them how they feel, using the structure suggested.

Age: Adults

For the song “CRYING IN THE RAIN”, students will first write a creative story based on words provided by the teacher and then play a Bingo game with those words. Finally, they will illustrate the song.


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