Why use songs to teach English?
• They are fun, they bring variety to your lesson.
• They are relaxing, they create health...
Steps in working with songs
After
listening
While
listening
Before
listening
Before listening
1. Predict what the song can be about
2. Answer before questions
3. Do lexical exercises
4. Find key word...
After listening
1.Fill in the blanks-while listening and without it
e.g. “She’ll – coming round the mountain ____ she ____...
6.Focus on vocabulary
• Learn new words in context.
• Paraphrase lines with new words.
• Find synonyms and antonyms for ne...
10.Write about your opinion of the ideas and events
expressed in lyrics. Write about how you feel when you listen
to this ...
1 A diner is a type of restaurant in the United States of America. In the
pictures, can you see anyone:
— sitting at a tab...
What are the differences between the two pictures?
Example: In picture (a), the woman is sitting alone but in picture (b) ...
4 Write down in your own language what you think these words from the song
mean.
corner counter funnies reflection midnigh...
7 Which is the best summary of the song?
1 A woman is reading a newspaper while she is having coffee in a diner when
she s...
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poooooojalsta

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Why use songs to teach English? • They are fun, they bring variety to your lesson. • They are relaxing, they create healthy environment for learning. • They help to achieve maximum. Everyone participates, even weaker and shy. • Students can practice listening ,grammar, new vocabulary, phonetic in songs. • Songs provide cultural information. • Songs can be good discussion starters. • Songs can lead to an interesting writing activity.
  • 2. Steps in working with songs After listening While listening Before listening
  • 3. Before listening 1. Predict what the song can be about 2. Answer before questions 3. Do lexical exercises 4. Find key words While listening 1. Watch video (pictures) 2. Fill in the gaps 3. Guess unknown words 4. Answer the questions 5. True or false
  • 4. After listening 1.Fill in the blanks-while listening and without it e.g. “She’ll – coming round the mountain ____ she _____” 2.Put lines in correct sequence. 3.Find the errors and correct .Use typical S errors e.g. “She’ll be coming round the mountain when she will come.” 4.Dictation Write the missing lines. Finish the line. Transcribe the story(good group activity) 5.Create your own verse (whole class or group)
  • 5. 6.Focus on vocabulary • Learn new words in context. • Paraphrase lines with new words. • Find synonyms and antonyms for new words. • Learn collocations. 7.Focus on Grammar • Practice new grammar points • Learn word order, nouns, articles, prepositions, etc. 8.Draw a picture of the song story. Draw hero this song makes you feel. Draw pictures of the sequence of events or lines. 9.Discuss feelings and attitudes toward ideas and events in lyrics.
  • 6. 10.Write about your opinion of the ideas and events expressed in lyrics. Write about how you feel when you listen to this song. 11.Independet project-individuals, groups. A. Research the history or cultural setting of a song. Students can write their findings in a report and present this orally of the class. B. Students can record a song of their choice. They transcribe the lyrics, then teach the song to the class.
  • 7. 1 A diner is a type of restaurant in the United States of America. In the pictures, can you see anyone: — sitting at a table? - pouring coffee? - kissing someone? — talking? — eating? - hitching up her skirt? - reading a newspaper? - looking out of the window? - straightening her stockings? - doing the washing up? You can use your dictionary or ask your teacher for help. 3 Tom's diner
  • 8. What are the differences between the two pictures? Example: In picture (a), the woman is sitting alone but in picture (b) she is with a friend. 3 Read the song. Which picture shows what is happening? Tom's Diner I am sitting In the morning At the diner On the comer 5 I am waiting At the counter For the man To pour the coffee And he Ms it 10 Only halfway " And before I even argue He is looking Out the window 15 At somebody > Coming in 'It is always Nice to see you' Says the man 20 Behind the counter To the woman Who has come in She is shaking Her umbrella 25 And Hook The other way As they are kissing Their hellos I'm pretending 30 Not to see them And instead I pour the milk I open Up the paper 35 There's a story Of an actor Who had died While he was drinking It was no one 40 I had heard of And I'm turning To the horoscope And looking For the funnies Wnen I'm feeling 45 Someone watching me And so I raise my head There's a woman On the outside Looking inside Does she see me? No she does not Really see me 'Cause she sees 55 Her own reflection And I'm trying Not to notice That she's hitching Up her skirt eo And while she's Straightening her stockings Her hair Has gotten wet Oh, this rain , 65 It will continue Through the morning As I'm listening To the bells Of the cathedral 70 I am thinking Of your voice And of the midnight picnic Once upon a time Before the rain began ... 75 And I finish up my coffee It's time to catch the train uzanne Vega)(S
  • 9. 4 Write down in your own language what you think these words from the song mean. corner counter funnies reflection midnight picnic Check in your dictionary. Are these statements about the song true or false? 1 It's a bright and sunny day. 2 The singer is having dinner. 3 The man works at Tom's Diner. 4 The woman who comes in does not know the man well. 5 The woman outside is concerned about how she looks. 6 . The singer is thinking about someone she knows well. 7 The singer is waiting to take a train. 6 Read these lines from the song. Who do the words in italics refer to? 1 He is looking / Out the window / At somebody I Coming in (lines 13-16) 2 Who had died / While he was drinking (lines 37-38) 3 She is shaking / Her umbrella (lines 23-24) 4 No she does not / Really see me (lines 53-54) 5 'It is always / Nice to see you' (lines 17-18) 6 I am thinking / Of your voice (lines 71-72) 5
  • 10. 7 Which is the best summary of the song? 1 A woman is reading a newspaper while she is having coffee in a diner when she sees the man behind the counter kissing a woman who has just come in. Outside another woman is using the window as a mirror. The first woman finishes her coffee and leaves. ! 2: A woman is having coffee in a diner because it is raining. She is very interested in what everyone else is doing, but she pretends that she is reading a newspaper. She leaves to get her train. 3 A woman is waiting to catch her; train. She is leaving town after the end of a relationship. As she drinks her coffee, she is watching what other people are doing, but she cannot stop herself from thinking about her ex-boyfriend. Read the song again and write down the ten most important words. Does the song have a happy or a sad ending? Imagine that this is not the end of the song. How do vou think it continues? 8