Friday, 9 October 2015

Pharrell Williams- "Freedom"

I have taken an instant liking to "Freedom" by Pharell Williams, because it is a vibrant defense of personal rights and I'm positive that also young learners will agree with me! Seeing that the language is quite simple, it is absolutely proper for ESL beginners.

Level: beginner

Grammar focus on: present simple/ imperative

Activity: fill in the gaps exercise (items provided) 


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Robin Schulz (feat. Francesco Yates)- "Sugar"

In watching the videoclip of "Sugar" by Robin Schulz for the first time, I got almost puzzled and I exclaimed: "Oh my God, this policeman is getting terrifically mad!Is he going to kill himself?". Then, I realized that the videoclip describes well that feeling that sooner or later everyone has, when we fancy about escaping the daily routine and doing something unusual and extraordinary. Finally, I found the lyrics and I thought that this song may be really good at explaining the different uses of the verb get and here's my worksheet. 

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: 'get+ past participle" and "have/has got"

Activity: fill in the gap exercise. Only one word has been deleted, therefore students may be provided the exercise without any hint and they have to find out what the text is about. After, they may be  invited to watch the videoclip and describe the emotions and the reactions of the protagonist (reusing get+ past participle), too .


Lyrics taken from:


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

U2- "Song for Someone"

As soon as I ended listening to "Song for Someone" by U2, I was immediately flooded with a great tenderness and I thought of all those sensitive students, our society often labels wrongly as weak or unable, and I picked it up to create a worksheet that could be used in our classroom, especially with those that may sometimes be quite troublesome. The lyrics are fairly accessible to students at a lower level and you can use them, in revising not only modals, but also simple present or would/should.

Level: starter/ pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: can, could, should

Activity: fill in the song with the missing modal verb


Tip: if you wish to sing along with your class, why don't you give a look at this version with subtitles?

Thursday, 26 February 2015


I have loved this song since the first time I listened to it! As you can imagine, as a fresh mother, I am easily moved by lyrics that are about the relationship between parents and children and "I Lived" is a perfect summary of all the emotions, hopes and dreams that we share everyday.
I'm sure your students will appreciate the videoclip of this song, as it is centred on all the activities they wish to do once in their lifetime!

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple

Activity: circle the right option. This activity would be perfect in case you're going to revise the use of -s for the third person of present simple.

Lyrics taken from:


Let's talk about: your relations with your parents. 1) What activities do you like to do with your parents? 2) What are the activities your parents are good at (or helpless at)? 3) Describe a special day that you spent with your parents.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Hozier- "Take Me to Church"

Today I'm posting a short worksheet on one of the major hits, "Take Me to Church" by the Irish singer and composer Hozier. Notwithstanding the fact that it has been broadcast all over the world, being played and replayed hunderds of times by all the radios, it isn't so commercial as many think.  As a matter of fact, the song relates the love story of two guys of the same sex and it also attacks the stance held by the Christian Church against homosexuality. For this reason, I agree that this activity should be directed to adult teenagers or committed and conscious students. But if you're willing to use it to make even younger students aware about these issues, why not?

Level: upper-intermediate, advanced

Gramamr focus on: vocabulary

Activity: fill-in the gaps

Lyrics taken from:


Let's talk about: religion and feelings. 1) What does "Take Me to Church" inspire you? Talk about your feelings. 2) Compare your emotions with your classmates. 3) What message does Hozier want to convey?

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