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sábado, 10 de agosto de 2013

How to use 'imagine' by John Lennon for an EFL music lesson.






It has been a while since I last published an entry about songs for EFL lesson. Moreover, I has been a while since I last taught elementary students as well. Right now I feel very energetic and motivated about the lessons (we're at the begging of this semester) and the challenge I will have, say, to face. I have been teaching pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced groups for the last few years.

I could not remember the feeling of being again participating in this stage, say, of English learning. Teaching this level might be a bit hard at the beginning. Students might need more time to think and it is quite normal to have some moments of complete silence in the classroom while they absorb, process, and practice new information in the language they are learning.  

Here I have this incredible John Lennon’s song called imagine. I am quite sure that everyone has heard about this song or even listened to it a thousand times.  

I have used this song so many times in my lessons, but always with different approach and purpose. I usually use it to present some prepositions, but there are many other possibilities.

Divide the group into two teams and give them these pictures. Play the song and ask them to only listen to it at the first time. After that, ‘brainstorm’. I mean, ask them to tell you what they were able to understand. Write everything they say on the board (even the mistakes and misunderstandings). Play the song again, but now you should ask them to put the following pictures (cards, if you like) in the correct order. Eventually, I may provide them with the lyrics and ask them 'to fill in the blanks.

I’m playing this song this week to my elementary students. Yes, that’s right. I’ll bring my guitar and ask them to sing along with me.


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Imagine
John Lennon

01. Listen to the song and complete with the words you hear.


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living ______ today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't________ to do
____________ to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life ______ peace
You may say,
I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the _________ one
I hope some day
You'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A ____________ of man

Imagine all the people
_______________ all the world

You may say,
I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day
You'll join us
And the world will be as one



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Anônimo disse...

Suas atividades e aulas são muito show!!!!!

Edson.