English with Songs

Battlefield – Lea Michelle – Activities for English Learners

This week I've fallen in love! I can't help but sharing with you this wonderful music hoping that it will also touch your heart.   It's called "Battlefield". Does it make sense? Battle + Field.   It definetely sounds like a song about a war. And yes it is about it. Here's some war vocabulary that you might find useful to know before you listen. put down a gun - сложить оружие armed/unarmed - вооруженный/ безоружный spill the blood - проливать Read more [...]

ESL song activity – Let It Go – Frozen Learn new words and fill in the missing words

For English Learners Play the video and follow the tasks   Enjoy the animation clip. It's fabulously gorgeous!!!   For English Teachers One of the ways to use this song in the ESL lesson. 1. Ask the students if they have seen animation film "Frozen". Depending on their answers either talk about their impressions or tell a little about it yourself. 2. Tell you're going to listen to the song from this film. Describe the context where it appears in the animation story. 3. Read more [...]

Blackmore’s Night – Home again – English with songs

For English Learners   For English Teachers That's how I use the song in the classroom 1. I tell the students that we are going to listen to a song about home. I ask if they know any sayings or proverbs about home. We look at 3 english proverbs (slide 1) and discuss what home means to us. 2. I make sure they know some words that come across in the song (slide 2 and 3) 3. We listen to the song and fill-in the gaps. 4. Review Present and Past Perfect.     PDF Read more [...]

Adele – Someone like you – English with songs

For English Learners For English Teachers That's how I use this song in the classroom 1. Create a story about the girl on the picture (slide 2). It's important to get to the topic of breaking up. 2. If the students are not familiar with the song, we listen to it without lyrics. Then students talk what the song is about and how it makes them feel. 3. Do the gap-fill exercise. 4. Work with a few expressions from the song (match them with definitions and find them in the song lyrics)       PDF Read more [...]

Ain’t got no – Nina Simone – English with songs

For English Learners A great way to improve your listening skills is to listen to english songs very attentively and try to understand as much as possible. Another way is to do a gap-fill exercise!   For English Teachers That's how I use this song in my classes. 1. Study or review the names of body parts (slide 2) 2. Make sure the students know what it means "Ain't got no" 3. Listen to the song without lyrics and answer some questions (slide 3) 4. Do the gap-fill exercises Read more [...]

Learn to listen – “I’m a believer” – English with Songs

For English Learners   One of the biggest difficulties that english learners face is understanding by ear. It can be quite challenging to recognize separate words in the flow of speech. A great way to improve your listening skills is to listen to english songs very attentively and try to understand as much as possible. Another way is to do a gap-fill exercise!   For English Teachers   The presentation below is meant for teachers of English. That's how I use it Read more [...]