Showing posts with label feel like. Show all posts
Showing posts with label feel like. Show all posts

Friday, 10 January 2014

James Blunt- "Heart to Heart"

An other single from James Blunt's album "Bonfire Heart" today in our blog: "Heart to Heart". Basically, a "heart-to- heart" is a private conversation between two people about their feelings, but in this song it becomes an important personal declaration of loyalty in friendship as well as in love. For us it cues for a hip fast activity that you can do with your students to distinguish homophones.

Level: beginner

Grammar focus on: homophones

Activity: circle the right option (odd man out)



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Speaking activities: 1) have you ever written a love letter?; 2) Have you ever done something exceptional for a special friend?; 3) List 5 qualities that a special friend (or boyfriend/girlfriend) should have.

Tips for teachers: give today's worsheet to your students before listening to the song and ask them to circle the right words (given in italics). Later they will check if their predictions were right.




Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Pharrell Williams- "Happy"

In dealing with an emotional state- like happiness is- in his song "Happy", the US singer Pharrell Williams makes use of many phrases, which can help young students to learn or otherwise to describe their feelings. Hence our decision to focus our attention on phrasal verbs and phrases that lift our spirits for good!

Level: beginner/pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: phrasal verbs/ phrases

Activity: fill in the gap exercise (items provided)



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Speaking activities: 1) List five things (food, activities, films, etc.) that usually lift your spirits. 2) Have you ever felt like hitting the floor?If so, when? 3) What would you suggest to one of your friends if he/she is in low spirits?

Tips for teachers: this song is great to practice synonyms about emotional states. Therefore, you could introduce today's song with flashcards, showing different types of emoticons and then ask your students to describe them to the class. You could also reinforce your students' vocabulary skills, simply by writing down synonyms of some phrases that your students can find in the lyrics. Then ask them to match your items with the corresponding ones in the lyrics.