Showing posts with label let. Show all posts
Showing posts with label let. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Passenger- "Let Her Go"

An other love song, although quite sad, as it talks about an irreparable goodbye, is used here to reinforce ESL/EFL students' vocabulary. "Let Her Go" is the song written and performed by the UK artist Mark David Rosenberg, better known as "Passenger", a musician with a rather interesting biography. If you want to know more about him, insert his name on Wikipedia or google him.

Level: intermediate- upper intermediate

Focus on: spelling and writing

Activity: in the text provided there are 10 mistakes. Find them and rewrite the correct words ansìd then check against.


Lyrics taken from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/passenger/lethergo.html

Video: 


Tips for teachers: give the worksheet to your class, before listening to the song and ask it to try and correct possible mistakes. After the listening activity, verify if their predictions were right.

Let's talk about: 1) Have you ever said goodbye to someone? 1) List 5 expressions you shouldn't say to someone you're breaking up with; 3) Find 5 adjectives that describe your feelings when your love story reaches the end of the line.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bruno Mars- "Treasure"

Here comes the third treat from "Unorthodox Box" by Bruno Mars; "Treasure" is a lovely song that reminds many fans of Michael Jackson or Prince lyrics. From a linguistic point of view, it is very easy to understand;which is why it is recommended for students at basic level.

Level: beginner

Grammar focus on: personal pronouns vs. possessive pronouns/adjectives

Activity: gap fill exercises (no item provided)

Treasure

Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/bruno-mars-treasure-lyrics.html

Video:


Notes: although listed as the official video of the lyrics, the version I am linking is likely not to be the one you are going to watch on TV or on your I-Pad, so I won't lose my sleep on that!

Linguistic aspect:today I am going to focus my attention just on the adjective flawless, or to put it in other words, perfect. If a piece of writing is flawless it means that is has no mistakes or bad features. This can be also said of a girl, as in this case, and by the way can you figure out how much happy a woman can be in receiving such a compliment?