Friday, 23 March 2012

Fun- "We Are Young"

This song  inspires many activities on grammar: in fact you can listen to it if you want to study the comparative, the imperative, the present perfect, the -ing form etc. I am focusing on the study of prepositions, as many of you already know that phrasal verbs are a thorn in students' flesh :-((

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: prepositions

We Are Young

Activity taken from: http://testimusica.myblog.it/archive/2012/03/13/we-are-young-fun-janelle-monae-traduzione-testo-video.html

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Kasabian- "Goodbye Song"

How can you break up with someone you have loved so much without regrets, anger or disputes? Kasabian may help you with this lovely hit!

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: adjectives

Goodbye Song

Lyrics taken from: http://www.songlyrics.com/kasabian/goodbye-kiss-lyrics/

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Cultural hint:  If you want to know more about this emerging UK band, read the interview to Sergio Pizzorno at http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/kasabians-serge-im-no-indie-boy-16044102.html

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Young the Giant- "Cough Syrup"

I have just found out this band and I can' t stop listening and singing "Cough Syrup"! I hope you 'll like it, too!

Level: intermediate

Grammar focus on: present continuos

Cough Syrup

Lyrics taken from: http://www.lyricsmania.com/cough_syrup_lyrics_young_the_giant.html

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Bruce Springsteen- "We Take Care Of Our Own"

The Boss is back with a new verve as well as a new anger expressed in his "We Take Care Of Our Own"!

Level: upper intermediate

Grammar focus on: vocabulary

We Take Care Of Our Own

Lyrics taken from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bruce+springsteen/we+take+care+of+our+own_20999721.html

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Cultural hints: Read more about Springsteen's activism on
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/04/60minutes/main3330463.shtml