8 Apr 2016

Teaching with songs

Songs are excellent as a starting point if you want to engage your students in English. Before listening to them you can introduce some questions for introducing children into the song. At the same time but after being all ears, you can come up with a list of questions to start the conversation. Here you have some examples:
What is the song about?
What do you think about the song?
Does the singer speak about personal experience?
Do you know the singer?
Do you have any special information about him or her? 
Is he/she young/old?

The song I want to share with you TODAY is "I was here" by Beyoncé. It allows to work past simple and future. Furthermore, it can inspire to do something good for someone. Fascinating message, "what will you do?" That is its last message.
Besides that, you can add a few more exercises in order to work on vocabulary or grammar. Here you have the one I used to work after reading lyrics and watching the video.

After those exercises, you can suggest students to work the song at home 
          through lyrics training page.

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