Hot n’Cold

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.

I Can´t Forget About You

Age: Teens

The song “I CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU” is an opportunity for students to talk about music. First, they share what they know about the band and the kind of music they like or don´t. Then, they fill in the blanks with words they think are suitable. After that, they listen to the song and check whether they are right.  Finally, they illustrate the song and have the illustrations made into an animation.

Brothers In Arms

Age: Adults

The song “BROTHERS IN ARMS” gives room for reflection. The goal is engage students into writing. First, they read words taken from the lyrics and guess what the song is about. Then, they guess where those words go in the lyrics and listen to the song in order to check whether they are right. After that, they reflect and discuss what they think the last line in the lyrics means. Finally, they write a letter of reply.

7 Years

Age: Adults

A suggestion to engage students into a discussion on Life Achievements is the song “SEVEN YEARS”. First, students guess what stages a man´s life has. Then, they are provided with a link to find the answer. After that, they listen to the song and try to identify those stages in the lyrics. Finally, they share their accomplishments with their peers.

Rehab

Age: Adults

The activity proposed for the song “REHAB” is the same proposed for the song “SOBER” and it allows students to talk about Bad Habits. First, they guess the name of the song. Then, they listen to the song and find out which bad habit she has and how she feels about it. After that, they talk about which bad habits they have and how hard it is for them to kick them.

Sober

Age: Adults

The goal in the activity proposed for the song “SOBER” is suitable for a lesson on Health and Healthy Habits. First, students list at least 5 good and bad habits they know. Then, they listen to the song and find out what bad habit the singer has and how she feels about it. Finally, they share which habits they would like to get into or kick. As they hear their peers talking about it, they can suggest strategies on how to achieve their goal.

 

Fast Car: Guessing

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.

Fast Car: Quiz

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 listen to the song and guess whether she has a car or not. After that, they take a quiz to check comprehension. Finally, they say whether they liked the song or not.

My Church

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The tasks suggested for the song “MY CHURCH” are simple and aim to wrap up a lesson on analogies. First, students have to explain the analogies provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and guess what the author compares driving around in a car to. After that, they guess the name of the song and finally, they discuss a few questions in pairs or small groups.

 

The Scientist

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activity proposed for the song “THE SCIENTIST” aims to provide students with the opportunity to talk about relationships. First, they look at a picture provided by the teacher and guess what the song is about. Then, they listen to the song and find out what kind of person the author is. After that, they answer a few questions in pairs.