Friday, 8 November 2019

Mika- "Tomorrow"

Hi everyone! This week I'm brushing up present simple, present continuous and future with my students and I really found good to listen to Mika's new hit, "Tomorrow". I gave my students as homework the task of dividing a page of their notebook into two colums: on their left they have to pin present simple verbs down, on their right one, all the other tenses. I 'm quite positive that they are looking forward to being tested and getting a  good mark for it!

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple

Activity: put the verbs given between brackets into the correct order



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Monday, 16 September 2019

Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber- "I don't care"

Hi everyone!Let's have a fresh start this week with Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's hit, "I don't care", to revise present simple, present continuous, modal verbs and vocabulary about leisure time.

Level: intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple, present continuous

I don't care

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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Avicii ft. Chris Martin- "Heaven"

Right from one of the biggest summer hits of this 2019 today I'm going to work on a very simple and easy to understand song, "Heaven" by Avicii, which I'm sure my students will appreciate! What they can't figure out is that this song was inspired to the dear departed dee-jay by Dante Alighieri's "Commmedia"!

Level: beginner/pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: preposition, conjunctions and adverbs

Activity: listen and fill-in (prompts given)


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OneRepublic- "Kids"

Today's song, "Kids" by OneRepublic, is quite popular all around the world and I guess it could be really useful in case you're going to revise more than one past tense, as used to/would, the past continuous, etc., but it could be easily adapted to learn some phrasal verbs as well.

Level: intermediate

Grammar focus on: revision of past tenses

Activity: learn and conjugate the verbs given between brackets

Kids

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Imagine Dragons ft. Elisa- "Birds"

After a long break, here I am again at the same time as school is opening once again after summer holidays here in Italy. The first of a series of worksheets I'm going to post as a supply for my new school year is "Birds", outcome of an international collaboration between the Us bands "Imagine Dragons" and the excellent Italian artist Elisa, a great way to revise past tenses, such as in this case present simple, future and present continuous.

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple, will, present continuous for future plans

Activity: listen and conjugate the verbs given between brackets

Birds

Lyrics taken from: LyricFind

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Mark Ronson & Mylus Cyrus- "Nothing breaks like a heart"

Hi everyone and welcome back from our Xmas holidays!It' time to revise present simple tenses in my school, so I ran into the latest hit sung by Mylus Cyrus and I caught it for my blog! 

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: present simple

Activity: put the verb given into the correct form

Nothing breaks like a heart


Lyrics taken from:  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mileycyrus/nothingbreakslikeaheart.html

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Shawn Mendes- "Treat You Better"

On a rapid search for a song on present simple and present continuous, I ran into "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes and I tested a chunk of it  to teach present continuous to one of my pre-.intermediate classes and it worked so well, that students didn't even perceive the bell ringing!

Grammar level: pre-intermediate

Focus on: present simple/present continuous

Activity: fill in the song with the verb given between brackets at the right form

Treat You Better

Lyrics taken from: Google 

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