Crying

Age: Adults

The song “CRYING” can be used to engage students into a discussion on Breaking up and also focus on the Simple Past.

OPTION 1: First,  students work on a puzzle to find the past form of the verbs in the song. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the verbs found in the puzzle. Finally, they fill in a chart with the verbs in order to consolidate the past form.

OPTION 2: First, students talk for some minutes about Breaking up. Then, they listen to the song and find out who ended the relationship. Finally, assuming the song is a letter, they write a reply to it.

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Heal The World

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “HEAL THE WORLD” is used here to engage students into a discussion on world issues. First, students watch the video of the song and guess what it is about. Then, they are introduced to the vocabulary needed to understand the lyrics. After that, they listen to the song again and read the lyrics to check comprehension. Finally, they write a letter to their children telling them what kind of people they expect their children to be when they grow up.

The other option for the song is to focus on the verb THERE TOBE.

Another Day in Paradise: Guided Writing

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE” can be used for different purposes. Here the focus is Writing. First, students say what the song is about based on pictures provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and say what the author´s intention was when he wrote the song. After that, they talk about the topic for some minutes and finally, they write a letter to the president addressing the issue. When writing, they will be asked to use Modals of Advice, Possibility and Obligation.