Everybody Is Changing

The activities proposed for the song “EVERYBODY IS CHANGING” are the following: First, students talk a little bit about the band, based on some pieces of information provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and find 5 mistakes in it. After that, they list the new words in order of difficulty and write their definitions with the help of a dictionary or their cellphones.

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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.

You And Me

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The activities proposed for the song “YOU AND ME” are recommended to wrap up a lesson on music styles and they can be used with any other song. The tasks suggested here aim to engage students into talking about music using whatever vocabulary they have learned in the lesson. First, they say what kind of music they listen to and list at least five types of music styles they are familiar with. Then, they listen to the song and find five words or phrases that are not originally there. After that, they say what they think about the song using the vocabulary they learned in the lesson.

 

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.

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.

Blank Space

Age: Older Teens

The activity designed for the song “BLANK SPACE” is rather simple. First, students answer a question by choosing from three options. Then, they are introduced to the vocabulary necessary to understand the lyrics. Finally, they listen to the song and based on the lyrics and on what they already know about the author, they try to guess which option she would choose.