Downtown

Age: Adults

The song “DOWNTOWN” is appropriate in case students are learning to talk about places by using the verb There To Be. First, students share in pairs where they live and whether they like it. Then, they listen to the song and find out whether the author likes downtown or not. After that, they get arranged in two groups, in which Group A will discuss and write down the advantages and Group B will discuss and write down the disadvantages of living downtown. When they finish, they share their opinion and finally write about their neighborhood.

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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.