Alberto Alonso Alberto Alonso

Pre-Intermediate level


This lesson uses the topic of music to get students to produce their own ideas about music with functional language related to this topic


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of music

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide lexis and functional language helpful for speaking about music


Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will play a few popular songs. T will ask Ss if they have heard any of the songs. T will elicit students to talk more about the songs they have heard about with questions such as: ""Do you know who plays this song?" and "When did you first heard the song?" T will use this to get students interested in the topic.

Exposure (8-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T will play a 6 minute long video about how music makes you feel different depending on culture. T wil ask students to discuss their thoughts on the video in breakout rooms with the help of 2 questions: "Do you agree that culture changes how you feel about music?" and "Have you listened to music from other cultures? Which one?". Students will have 2 minutes to discuss their answers.

Useful Language (9-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T will provide useful lexis to communicate regarding the topic of music. T will go into MFP with the following words: Instrumentation, Vocals, Lyrics, Composer, Beat and Chorus T will teach students some sentences useful to talk about music, such as: "I enjoy/like listening to band/singer/musician" "Band/singer/musician is really good!" "Song makes me feel… " "Song has some slow/quick/gradual parts that I like."

Productive Task(s) (18-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will prompt students to produce their own language on the topic with these questions: What is your favourite song? Who plays it? What are the lyrics about? How are the instrumentals/vocals? How does the song make you feel? Is there a music genre you specifically don’t like? Why? Do you think music can have power in our lives? T will send Ss into breakout rooms for them to share their answers in pairs

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T will take errors made by students in the activities and provide corrections on them in an open class

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