Vocabulary

Age: Older Teens & Adults

You can practice Phrasal Verbs with the song “I GOTTA FEELING”. First, students read a quote from the song and guess its name. Then, they listen to the song and underline all the phrasal verbs. After that, they are introduced to some vocabulary necessary to understand the song. Finally, they look up their meaning.


Age: Adults

The song “GOOD LUCK CHARM” can be used if the lesson is about Superstitions. After practicing the vocabulary for awhile, students guess which good luck charms they think they will find in the song. Then, they listen to the song and check. Finally, they talk about superstitions.


Age: Adults

The activity for the song “CHIQUITITA” is short and simple. First, students say what kind of thing they say to someone who needs a shoulder to cry on. After that, they listen to the song and categorize each line as 1 for expressing frustration, 2 for expressing empathy and 3 for expressing encouragement. In the end, they talk about the song.


Age: Adults

The activity designed for the song “BLACK COFFEE” aims to wrap up a lesson about Drinking Habits (in Brazil, some people have a cup of coffee after a meal.) First, students engage into a conversation about coffee and their drinking habits. Then, they listen to the song and guess why the author has been drinking so much coffee. After that, they check and finally, they look up the words they don´t know and write them down in order of difficulty.


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.


Age: Adults

The activity named “FOUR-SONG TASK”, which is proposed here, focuses on vocabulary and speaking practice. The goal is to make students see that songs are among the sources we have to learn about relationships. First, students go over some vocabulary used to talk about relationships and check comprehension and pronunciation. Then, they read the lyrics of four different songs and discuss what kind of relationship each author has. (I always choose not to play the songs because it´s time consuming. However, if time is not a problem for you, do so.) Finally, students share whether they have a relationship and what it´s like.


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.


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.


Age: Adults

The song “FUCK YOU” allows us to work on vocabulary practice and inferring meaning. First, students are asked what reasons motivate song writes to write. After they share their opinion, they listen to the song and guess what made the author write this particular song. Then, they work on a vocabulary comprehension task and finally, they personalize it.


 Age: Teens

The song “SMILE” gives students an opportunity to practice on synonyms. First, they will check items on a list and share with their peers what things they have done to make a friend smile. Then, they listen to the song and find what´s different. There are 10 synonyms for words and phrases in the song.) After that, students write them down and in the end, they google another song of their choice and replace words and phrases for synonyms. Finally, they share their songs with their peers.


Age: Adults

“DO YOU REMEMBER” is about a relationship that ended. It makes us wonder what happened, so it´s a good song to practice Past Modals of Speculation. First, students say whether they agree or not with a quote about relationships.  Then, they rank reasons for a couple to break up and share them in pairs. Next, they listen to the song and try to find out what caused the couple to break up. Finally, they write at least three possible reasons using the structure suggested.

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