Illustrations

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activity designed for the song “FAST CAR” is an excuse to wrap up a lesson on Transportation. First, students share what they think the benefits of having a car are. Then, they read the lyrics and fill in the blanks with any suitable words. After that, they listen to the song and check whether they were right. Finally, based on the lyrics, they say how they think the author feels and whether they have ever felt the same way.


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: Older Teens & Adults

The song “ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE” can be used for different purposes. Here, the ultimate goal is illustrating the song. First, students list the three problems in the world they consider the most serious. Then, they share their list with a peer and then the teacher checks whether “Poverty” is one of them. After that, they talk for some minutes about the topic and then, they listen to the song. While listening, they are supposed to  identify the main characters in the song. When the song ends, they will say who the characters are, what adjectives they would use to describe them and how they feel. Finally, they illustrate the song.


Age: Teens

“JUNE AFTERNOON” is a fun song about the summer and great to be used for the topic Seasons.

OPTION 1 (Teens): First, students brainstorm the word “summer”. Then, they listen to the song and check whether the words they brainstormed appear in it. After that, they answer a few questions on the topic and finally, they illustrate the song.

OPTION 2 (Adults): First, students brainstorm the word “summer”. Then, they listen to the song and fill in some blanks with rhyming words. After that, they answer a few questions on the topic and finally, they list the new words in order of difficulty.

OPTION 3: (Teens & Adults) Students write about what summer is like where they live.


Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “SKYLINE PIGEON” is beautiful and perfect to be illustrated. The suggestion here is simple. First, allow students to share things they would like to do/have in life. Then, they listen to the song and infer from the lyrics how the author feels and what he would like for himslef. After that, they say what they think and finally, they illustrate the song.


Age: Older Teens and Adults

The song “HOT N’COLD” allows us to focus on using adjectives to describe people´s personalities. First, students are asked to draw a few adjectives as a way to show how familiar they are with them. Then, they listen to the song and find examples of opposites in the lyrics. They are also supposed to infer adjectives that are not in the lyrics. In the end, they say whether they have met people with mood swings.


Age: Adults

The activities proposed for the song “PERHAPS LOVE” aims to wrap up a lesson on analogies. First, students complete a sentence provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and while they are reading the lyrics, they find examples of analogies the author makes for the word LOVE.  After that, they illustrate the song.


Age: Older Teens & Adults

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

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.


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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