Sunday, 20 May 2012

Scissor Sisters- "Only the Horses"

Are you ready to revise all the English verbal forms? Right then, you are at the right place!"Only The Horses" offers you the chance to work not only on comphrehension, but also on the ability to recognise different tenses. In this case you don't need to check your results against the original lyrics (although I post the link all the same to!) but simply open your grammar book or go to the links recommended on the right ban of this blog.
I hope you enjoy this activity :-)

Level: intermediate

Grammr focus on: revision of tenses

Activity: Only The Horses

Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/scissor-sisters-only-the-horses-lyrics.html

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Cultural hints: to understand the importance that horses have always had in the British culture, have a look at: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/horse where you' ll find lots of idiomatic expressions related to this animals!


Young The Giant- "My Body"

Today I' m glad to propose "My Body", the second extract of Young The Giant's latest album, which has been appealing to everybody all around the world in the last months. Despite its easy content, I am dealing with a hostile grammar  topic for ESL learners, i.e. the different use between subject personl pronouns and personal adjectives.

Level: beginner/pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: subjetc personal pronouns vs. personal adjectives

Activity: My Body


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

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone"

"Payphone" is a catchy song with a very interesting video, that allows you to practice your English, while singing along. In this case I am focusing on adjectives so that you can reinforce your vocabulary and learn new synonyms.

Level: upper- intermediate, advanced

Grammar focus on: adjectives

Activity: Payphone

Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/maroon-5-payphone-lyrics.html

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Coldplay feat. Rihanna- "Princess of China"

This collaboration has been welcomed with many reservations but, in my opinion, it is about an original contemporary fairytale with an absolutely unconventional ending, i.e. the right song to revise the past tenses:-(

Level: upperintermediate

Grammar focus on: past tenses

Activity: Princess of China

Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/coldplay-princess-of-china-lyrics.html

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