Parts Of Speech

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “HEAL THE WORLD” is used here to engage students into a discussion on world issues. First, students list the top three major problems in the world. Then, they are introduced to the vocabulary needed to understand the lyrics. After that, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the verb THRE TO BE. Finally, they write about the problems their country has by using the structure learned.

The other option for the song is to focus on a writing piece.


Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “I LOVE YOU” has adverbs all over it. Before students listen to it, they play the Adverb Game. After that, they have to listen to the song and underline the adverbs they hear. In the end, they write true sentences about themselves or people they know.


Age: Teens & Adults

The song “THE ONLY THING THAT LOOKS GOOD ON ME IS YOU” is great to practice adjectives for describing clothes. Assuming they have already learned vocabulary related to clothes, show them pictures and words, so they can review them. They go over the vocabulary checking comprehension and pronunciation because after that, they will describe their favorite outfit to each other. Then, they watch the video of the song and write as many phrases as they can. After that, they listen to the song and underline the phrases the author uses to describe clothes. In the end, students discuss how they relate to fashion and shopping for clothes.


Age: Teens & Adults

The activity below was made for the song “THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE” and aims to practice the use of Articles. First, students guess the history of the band based on clues provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with articles. After that, they think about occasions considered important in a person´s life and make a list. They share their list with a peer and finally write about the time of their life.


Age: Adults

This activity is recommended after students have learned and practiced the use of Articles. Before they listen to the song “THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL”, they share what they may know about Whitney Houston and then the teacher shows information related to the history of the song. After they find out what the song is about, they listen to it and fill in some blanks with articles. In the end, there is a discuss on how they cope with adversities.


Age: Adults

After a lot of practice on possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, students fill in a chart to consolidate what they have learned. Then, they listen to the song “THE GIRL IS MINE” and identify the two types of pronouns presented. In the end, they google a different song and find the pronouns in it .


Age: Adults

The song “MORE THAN WORDS” allows us to focus on Subject and Object Pronouns. First, students fill in a chart. Then, they listen to the song and identify the pronouns. After that, they engage into a discussion in which they talk about the use of the phrase I LOVE YOU and how meaningless it has become over the years.


Age: Adults

The song “SUPER WOMAN” is about the working woman, which is a great topic to reflect upon and discuss. The task proposed here is change the person in the song to practice subject, object and possessive pronouns. First, students are introduced to the vocabulary needed to understand the song. Then, they guess about the singer based on a few pieces of information. After that, students listen to the song and find out who the author is singing to. Finally, they change the person in the lyrics.


Age: Adults

“THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME” is a chance for students to Subject and Object Pronouns. First, they talk about their favorite song, band or kind of music. Then, they listen to the song and identify the pronouns. After that, they write a thank you note to someone they know.


Age: Adults

The song “RETURN TO ME” is great to practice Subject, Object, Adjective and Possessive pronouns. After having had some practice with the pronouns, students first share what they might know about the singer. Then, they listen to the song and classify the pronouns into 4: Subject, Object, Adjective and Possessive. After that, they fill in a chart for future reference.


Age: Adults

The song “YOU´VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES” is about Relationships and students will have the opportunity to use It takes…. First, they match columns to understand and practice the structure. Then, they practice again saying what they think it takes to have a happy relationship. After that, they listen to the song and find out what the author thinks. Next, they read an article about the topic on Reader´s Digest and finally, they write sentences using the structure.


Age: Adults

The song “AT LAST” is used here to practice Parts of Speech. First, students work on a matching activity and check the use of nouns, verbs and adjectives. Then, they use words provided to fill in the blanks for a song. After that, they listen to the song and check whether they were right or wrong. They go over the words and check their function. Finally, they can search on some lyrics online and check the use of the words.


Age: Adult Beginners

The topic chosen to be focused on for the song “SWEET CHILD OF MINE” is Parts Of Speech. First, students listen to the song intro and guess which song this is. An adult group will guess it right away. Then, they talk for some minutes on what they know about the band. In case they don´t know much, allow them to google it and then share it in pars. After that, they listen to the song and categorize the ords in bold as Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs. In the end, they put the same words on a reference chart.


Age: Adults

The song “HELP” is an opportunity for students to practice describing personalities. First, they say what kind of personality they think the performer has. Then, they listen to the song and find out its name. After that, and based on the lyrics, they say what the author was like in the past and what he is like now. Finally, they surf the net to find out who the author is.