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.

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Help

Age: Adults

The song “HELP” is an opportunity for students to practice describing personalities. First, they say what kind of personality they think the performer has. Then, they listen to the song and find out its name. After that, and based on the lyrics, they say what the author was like in the past and what he is like now. Finally, they surf the net to find out who the author is.

Family Portrait

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activity designed for the song “FAMILY PORTRAIT” allows us to reflect and have a discussion on the type of families we had growing up and how they shaped our character. First, students guess what the singer was like when she was a kid. Then, they guess the type of family she had growing up. After that, they listen to the song and find out the type of family she had based on the lyrics. Finally, they engage into a discussion in which they share what it was like growing up in their families.

Don’t tell me

Age: Older Teens & Adults

We can practice Verb + O + Infinitives with the song “DON´T TELL ME”. First, students talk about personality traits. Then, they go over a list of verbs and check comprehension and pronunciation. After that, they listen to the song and use the infinitive form of the verbs learned to fill in the blanks. Finally, they complete sentences, so they are true for them and when they finish, they share the sentences with a peer.