Song activities

Today I’m posting an activity that I’ve prepared to talk about the environment and to promote a discussion   on the main problems we face in the world nowadays. I chose the song “Do the Evolution”, by Pearl Jam, because both the video clip and the lyrics have a strong message, which can generate a good […]

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Olá amigos! A atividade de hoje é um mix de listening activity, interpretação textual e prática dos verbos modais. Preparei esta worksheet há algum tempo e já utilizei pelo menos três vezes com alunos do Ensino Médio. A atividade, baseada na música Don’t Lie, tem a duração de um período de 50 minutos e costuma […]

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Hello everybody! Here’s an idea to practice the modals CAN/CAN’T, SHOULD/SHOULDN’T, MUST/MUSTN’T for suggestions and prohibitions with the song Warning, by Green Day. After grammar explanations, introduce the topic of the song by presenting the following notices. Ask students what they mean and where we can find them. Then, tell students that the character in […]

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Hello everyone! Here’s my last song activity, which I’ve prepared to practice personal pronouns and the verb to be with basic students in a private regular school. I decided to use the song Someone like you, by Adele, both because it’s popular and because it offers lots of opportunities to practice the target language. For […]

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Hi people!  I had been looking for a song activity to practice the Present Perfect for some time, and I couldn’t find anything that I liked. Then, I created this worksheet with the song “Still haven’t found”, by U2. I’ve used it with my pre-intermediate students and it worked well. There is a pre-listening activity to […]

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Here is another listening activity ready for you to print and use! My purpose with this song was to finish the class in a nice way and to practice vocabulary. I was inspired by a crossword puzzle: first, the students solve the puzzle, and then they listen to the song to check their answers.  The instructions are […]

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Here is a listening activity with the song Just the way you are, by Bruno Mars. I’ve used it with my students of the 1st grade of High School and they apparently loved it. This handout was prepared by me to practice the Simple Present and the Present Continuous Tense. To download this document in PDF format, click here:

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Every teacher knows that students love learning English with songs… I’ve found a very interesting website on the topic: http://www.musicalenglishlessons.org/popsongs (see related links). It shows a variety of listening activities ready for you to print and use!If you want more ideas, the books “Cem aulas, sem tédio” and “Teacher Tools” (the first one by Vivian Magalhães […]

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