Wouldn’t you like to be listening to the latest hit on the radio and find out that you are able to understand the lyrics?Wow!!! Don’t you, every now and then, sing along even though you can only remember some of the words from the chorus and you don’t have the slightest clue about what it means? I’m sure you do! We have all been there!
This is a new idea to use in my classes to help students learn and use new words and although it requires some preparation , it won’t take too much time off my classes; I’m always short of time, aren’t you?
♥Orally , introduce the word you want students to learn, giving examples and asking them to infer the meaning. In the case of the verb “to try” I might need to teach the structure : Try+inf
♥Choose a song that contains the word or words you want to teach
♥Crop the video with tubechop; you don’t want to play the whole video.
♥ Students listen to the cropped video and identify when, in the song, the highlighted word(s) has been used.
♥ Second time: students do a fill- in- the- gaps exercise or any other king of exercise that takes my fancy.
♥ Third time: students sing along
♥ HOMEWORK: Now, very important, students need to go home and write a sentence containing the highlighted word(s) . Ask for vonlunteers to translate the cropped song .
My Fill in the Blanks
DESIRE,DIES,GET UP, SOMETIMES,SOMEONE’S, LIES,WONDER,JUST
Ever _____ about what he’s doing
How it all turned to ______
__________ I think that it’s better to never ask why
Where there is ____
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
____ bound to get burned
But ______ because it burns
Doesn’t mean you’re gonna _____
You’ve gotta _____ and try try try