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Feeling Good by Nina Simone

This is a beautiful song and one I’m sure that will motivate your students. I have decided to use this song to raise awareness of stress patterns and rhythm. Students look at pictures rather than lyrics and speculate what the

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Developing Pronunciation Awareness Through Limericks

Hello everyone! It has been a while since you have heard from me. My wife had a baby six weeks ago and this has taken up most of my time. Baby and mummy are doing really well, so it is

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The Beatles Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Plan

In this lesson I have used the Beatles’ changing appearance and musical style to provide students with the opportunity to practice using comparatives and superlatives. Students compare images of the Beatles from 1963 and 1970. There was quite a change

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All of Me by John Legend

In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship. This provides a

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10 Ways To Use Songs In The EFL Classroom

Gap Fill The most obvious one but not without its merits. Most people simply delete random words and then let the students fill them in. This can help students practice listening in a fun way, but there are other ways

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Let It Go from Frozen Lesson Plan

Lots of my students have been going crazy for this song. The problem is that most of them have listened to it so may times that using it in the classroom might not be that useful. Or would it? I

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Last Night by The Vamps

This is a great song to review past verb tenses with your students. I have used a ‘wordle’ containing verbs only and pictures from the music video for prediction, followed by inserting these verbs in to a gap fill. Students

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