The learner can consolidate vocabulary.
- Song related to the treated topic
- Copy of the lyrics for each learner
- Listen to a song, without the sound. Listening without sound gives the learner the chance to pick up nonverbal background information.
- Listen to the song several times, with sound.
- Ask the learners what the song is about.
- Ask the learners what words they have recognized.
- Write the words in the right order on the blackboard.
- Listen to the song again and complete the text.
- Explain the meaning of new words.
- Give a copy of the text to each learner.
- Listen to the song again, while the learners are reading the text.
- Sing the song together.
Ask the learners to use a part of a sentence from the song and finish it in a different way.
This is an interesting exercise to consolidate frequently used chunks, e. g. If only I could …, Yesterday…
Tips for the instructor
- Give different listening assignments, e.g. Do you hear colors, animals, names of people…? What words or phrases do you hear several times?
- Share the link of the song.
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