All Of Me

Age: Older Teens & Adults

 

For the song “ALL OF ME”, the activities proposed are vocabulary practice and listening for detail. First, students listen to the song intro and guess its name. Then, they listen to the entire song and find the words that don´t belong to the lyrics. After that, they work on a vocabulary task. In the end, they write sentences about themselves using the vocabulary learned.

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Love Yourself

Age: Teens & Adults

The activities proposed for the song “LOVE YOURSELF” are simple and focus on the vocabulary and listening for detail. First, students guess who the singer is based on clues given by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song to  find words that don´t belong to the lyrics. After that, they work on the vocabulary and its meaning and write sentences about themselves to finally share them with a peer.

Ain´t that a kick in the head

Age: Adults

“AIN´T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD” is an oldie, so it´s best if you play it for adults only. The ultimate goal here is have students infer meaning from the lyrics, based on some vocabulary. First, they tell each other what they may know about three specific singers. Then, they listen to the song and guess which of the three sings the song. After that, based on the lyrics, they choose the correct option for three items provided by the teacher.

 

Perhaps Love

Age: Adults

The activities proposed for the song “PERHAPS LOVE” aim to wrap up a lesson on analogies. First, students complete a sentence provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song and see the slides, which allow them to understand the lyrics right away. After that, they have to find examples of analogies the author makes for the word LOVE.  Finally, they illustrate the song.

 

It Must Have Been Love

Age: Adults

The purpose here is allow students to practice synonyms. The activities proposed for the song “IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE” couldn´t be simpler. First, students guess the name of the band based on a few clues provided by the teacher. Then, they listen to the song carefully and  circle the correct words. After that, they list the words they don´t know in order of difficulty and write down their definitions.

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.

 

Raise Your Glass

Age: Older Teens

The activity proposed for the song “RAISE YOUR GLASS” is a Bingo activity. First, students are introduced to the vocabulary necessary to understand the lyrics, which is in the form of a matching task. They are supposed to match the words/phrases and their definitions. After that, they select nine of those words/phrases and write them in a grid provided by the teacher. They play Bingo and finally they read the lyrics to find out who the author is singing to, which may lead to some discussion. In the end, they say what they think about the song.

Hazard: Rhyming

Age: Older Teens & Adults

This activity can be done with any song. The song chosen here is “HAZARD”. First, students take a quiz to guess what the song is about. Then, hey are introduced to some vocabulary needed to understand the lyrics they are about to read. They listen to the song and fill in the blanks with words that rhyme the ones in bold. In the end, they say what they think happened to the woman. They could also watch the video, which is very interesting and leaves no shadow of a doubt.

My House

Age: Older Teens & Adults

The song “MY HOUSE” is great to wrap up a lesson about HOME. First, students choose from a list of three, the option they believe is an appropriate definition to their home. Then, they listen to the song and find out which of the three otions the author would choose. Finally, they find in the lyrics synonyms for the word HOUSE and look up any other words they don´t know the meaning of.