Age: Older Teens & Adults
“LET´S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY” is a song from the original soundtrack of the film Footloose. The activity proposed to it is simple and fun. First, students are given a list of words and pair them up according to their sound. Then, they fill in the blanks using the same words, so they can then listen and check. Finally, they illustrate the song.
The song “THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL” allows us the chance to focus on two different things:
OPTION 1: First, students guess the name of the song. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with words that rhyme. After that, they talk in pairs and write what they think a relationship can be compared to.
OPTION 2: First, students guess the name of the song. Then, they listen to the song and find examples of different verb tenses and forms. After that, they list the new words learned.
Age: Older Teens & Adults
This activity can be done with any song. The song chosen here is “HAZARD”. First, students take a quiz to guess what the song is about. Then, hey are introduced to some vocabulary needed to understand the lyrics they are about to read. They listen to the song and fill in the blanks with words that rhyme the ones in bold. In the end, they say what they think happened to the woman. They could also watch the video, which is very interesting and leaves no shadow of a doubt.
The song “BEAUTIFUL” is a song about self image, an issue teenagers relate to. First, students, in pairs, describe each other, Then, they report what they heard to a third person who will say whether their description was accurate or not. After that, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with words that rhyme. Finally, they say whether they relate to the song or not and why and in the end, they write down a piece of thought about the topic.
Age: Teens & Adults
“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.
A short and simple task for the song “SKATER BOY” is practicing rhyming. First, students guess and say what they know about the singer. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with rhyming words. Finally, they engage into a discussion about taking people at face value.