Music to My Ears
To provide fluency speaking practice in an interview in the context of songs
To provide fluency speaking practice in a presentation in the context of describing a classmates opinion about a song
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
On a PowerPoint, T shows students pictures of famous singers, from both the US and Mexico. They name them together.
Ss do a quick matching game with pictures and the words: voice, lyrics, melody, and beat. Ss send their answer to a partner in a private chat. T sends Ss a link to a Google Doc with some useful language. In groups, Ss in breakout rooms talk about the phrases and come up with some definitions for any unknown words and add any words they know. T leads OCFB to clarify any vocabulary and to practice saying the phrases with them?
On a PowerPoint teacher asks Ss to share If they have a favorite song. Class listens to the song "Happy" and talk about the voice, lyrics, melody, beat.
In pairs Ss have 10 mins to interview each other about a song that they like using the phrases and creating others to describe why they like the song. Ss then present to the class their partner song and why they liked it.
T takes notes on any mistakes and on any well constructed phrases that the students make and leads a DEC.