Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Mark Ronson & Mylus Cyrus- "Nothing breaks like a heart"

Hi everyone and welcome back from our Xmas holidays!It' time to revise present simple tenses in my school, so I ran into the latest hit sung by Mylus Cyrus and I caught it for my blog! 

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple

Activity: put the verb given into the correct form

Nothing breaks like a heart


Lyrics taken from:  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mileycyrus/nothingbreakslikeaheart.html

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Shawn Mendes- "Treat You Better"

On a rapid search for a song on present simple and present continuous, I ran into "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes and I tested a chunk of it  to teach present continuous to one of my pre-.intermediate classes and it worked so well, that students didn't even perceive the bell ringing!

Grammar level: pre-intermediate

Focus on: present simple/present continuous

Activity: fill in the song with the verb given between brackets at the right form

Treat You Better

Lyrics taken from: Google 

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Imagine Dragons- "Zero"

I usually combine the songs I listen with my students to their videoclip and today's song, "Zero", by Imagine Dragons, has a really nice one, based on social media and catchy web pages! I thought to use it to revise present simple at an intermediate level with a fill-in the gaps, but you could simply watch the video and stop it, anytime you want to focus on a specific word or on a chunk of sentence. 

Level: intermediate

Focus on: present simple, -ing form

Activity: fill in the gap (prompts given)

Zero

Lyrics taken from: Google

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Friday, 2 November 2018

Jess Glyne- "All I Am"

Hello everyone!Today I'm posting an other very easy and enjoyable listening to practice present simple and present continuos by one of the most popular British singer of the moment, Jess Glyne. 

Level: elementary/pre-intermediate

Focus on: present simple, present continuous

Activity: fill in the gap

All I Am

Lyrics taken from : Google

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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Lenny Kravitz- "5 More Days"

Tomorrow I am going to revise with my first class some elementary rules of the English grammar, like there is/there are, the cardinal numbers and the present simple of the verb "to be", but my students, who have already dealt with this part while they were at middle school, find it quite boring. Therefore this morning, as soon as the radio station in my car broadcast  "5 More Days" by Lenny Kravitz, I realized that this was just the song that I needed for them!

Level: elementary

Grammar focus on: present simple of to be, there is/there are, cardinal numbers

Activity: fill in the song with the given prompts

5 More Days 

Lyrics taken from: Google

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Lady Gaga & Braidley Cooper- "Shallow"

Today I'm posting a short listening activity taken from the soundtrack of one of the most current impressive movies, "A Star Is Born", starring Lady Gaga and Braidley Coooper. To be honest, I haven't watched the movie yet, but I'm eager for it. At the moment this song, thanks to Lady Gaga's astonishing voice, is giving me gooseflesh!

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple and present continuous

Activity: circle the right option


Lyrics taken from: AzLyrics

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Sia and David Guetta- "Flames"

Hi guys and welcome back to Singalongwithit! Today I needed some lyrics to revise present simple, phrasal verbs and verbs followed by gerund (or -ing form)and this song was extremely useful for my classroom. I created three types of exercises to revise grammar, expand their vocabulary and besides to get familiar with the formal and informal use of everyday language. I hope you'll enjoy it as well.

Grammar level: pre-intermediate

Focus on:  present simple, -ing form, phrasal verbs

Activity: fill in the blanks (items provided), conjugate the verb given between brackets, rewrite the expressions


Lyrics taken from: Google

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