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.

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.

100 Years

Age: Adults

A suggestion to engage students into a discussion on Life Achievements is the song “100 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.

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.

Say (What You Need To Say)

Age: Adults

The song “SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY” allows us to practice Wishes & Regrets, Modals of Advice and Would Like. First, students say what they know about the author. Then, they are told that the song they are about to listen to was written for a film. They watch the video of the song and guess what the film is about. Finally, they write a Bucket List and share them with their peers.

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.

Hazard: Bingo

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activities proposed here can be done with any song. The song chosen here is “HAZARD”.

OPTION 1: Bingo & Guessing – Select twelve to fourteen words from the song and make a list from which students will choose 9. They write them down in a grid and listen to the song. Every time they hear a word, they cross it out. The winner is the student who crosses out three words in a row. After that, they guess what the song is about, based on the words they have in the grid. Finally, they watch the video of the song and find out.

OPTION 2: Bingo & Illustration – Students receive a grid with 9 words from the song. They use the words to write a short story of their own. After that, they share their stories. Then, they listen to the song and cross out the words they hear. The winner is the first student to cross out three words in a row. After that, they compare the two stories and say which one they like better, theirs or the author´s. Finally, they illustrate the song.

Welcome To My Life

Age: Teens

“WELCOME TO MY LIFE” is a song teenagers will definitely relate to. It´s great for the topic Social Pressures. The objective of the activity proposed here is engage students into a discussion by using the vocabulary learned. First, they list the difficulties they have been experiencing as teens and share them with a peer. After that, they listen to the song and say whether they relate to it or not. Then, they listen again and find 10 differences (synonyms for the language used in the lyrics.) In the end, students write a reply to the author.

Beautiful Life

Age: Adults

“The song “BEAUTIFUL LIFE” is about being positive. First, students say whether they are optimist or pessimist and explain why. Then, they listen to the song and guess which one the author is. After that, they are supposed to use Modals and Subjunctives to talk about the author. Finally, they write a three-step recipe for a happy life using the structure suggested.