Locked Away

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The tasks for the song “LOCKED AWAY” couldn´t be  more simple than this! First, students complete a sentence using personal information and share it with a peer. Then, they listen to the song and underline the structure. After that, they write a letter of reply.

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22

Age: Older Teens and Adults

For the song “22”, you can first engage students into talking about their future by using “will” for predictions. Then, they will listen to the song and read the lyrics and, based on those lyrics, they will guess the meaning of a few words and phrases provided. After that, they will predict what will happen to the character in the song and share their predictions with a peer.

 

I Wish I Could Fly

Age: Adults

The song “I WISH I COULD FLY” can be used to practice I Wish + Past Forms. First, students complete a sentence provided by the teacher and share it with a peer. Then, they listen to the song and guess what the author wishes she could do. After that, they read the lyrics and check comprehension with the help of the slides provided. Finally, they practice the structure by writing sentences about themselves.

All Bymyself

Age: Adults

The activity proposed for the song “ALL BYMYSELF” is the following: First, as a way of reviewing the Reported Speech, students say who they met before class, what they told them and what they were told. After that, they read the short explanation on Reported Speech. Then, they listen to the song and underline the verbs. Finally, they change the lyrics into the Reported Speech.

The Reason

Age: Older teens & Adults

The activity suggested for the song “THE REASON” is the same for the song “NOBODY IS PERFECT”, since we all have regrets in life. The activity proposed here allows us to practice talking about Wishes and Regrets. First, students engage into a discussion in which they have to pretend they are dying and share their top 5 regrets in life. Then, they listen to the song and find out what the author regrets doing. Finally, they use the third person to write about the author.

When I Was A Boy

Age: Older teens & Adults

The activity suggested for the song “WHEN I WAS A BOY” is a guided writing task. First, students write three sentences about their childhood. Then, they listen to the song and find out about the author´s childhood. After that, they review the use of Simple Past, Used To and Would to talk about past habits and write sentences about the author. Finally they write a paragraph about their childhood using the structure suggested.

Photograph

Age: Adults

The song “PHOTOGRAPH” is good to wrap up a lesson on Relative Causes or Inferring Meaning. First, students take a quiz and share their answers with a peer. Then, they fill in the blanks with suitable words. After that, they listen to the song and check whether they are right about the words they used. Next, they reflect on the relationship described in it and guess what kind of relationship that is. In the end, they find at least 5 relative clauses in it and personalize them.

Royals

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “ROYALS” allows us to practice the Second Conditional although the lyrics don´t have it. First, students say whether they would choose fame or fortune and why. Then, they listen to the song and check what the author’s opinion about having money is. Finally, they engage into a written task, in which they will write about what their lives would be like if they were rich.