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) 



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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 .

Sugar 

Lyrics taken from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/robinschulz/sugar.html

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