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This product includes:
1) a 5-slide PowerPoint presentation to use in class;
2) a 2-page printable worksheet.
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The worksheet includes different activities for each part of the song, such as gap-filling, correcting mistakes, multiple choice, or putting verses in the correct order. It also contains some vocabulary practice (synonyms and antonyms; meaning).
The PowerPoint presentation
The PowerPoint presentation is a great asset, because it will provide you with the visuals, the audio and the answer key to all the activities.
Putting it to the test
I have used this resource with both teenagers and adults who are learning English. I had them do the exercises without listening to the song first and even some of the most resilient male participants were able to do many exercises even though some of them firmly stated they didn’t like the song.
I am a huge fan of music and a believer that singing along to the lyrics of a song may boost your speaking abilities. For a non-native speaker singing works as most challenging tongue twisters do, it makes us use the language we are learning at a faster pace. When the singing part came, I was stunned. I know it’s a popular song, but I wasn’t expecting my crowd to step up and actually do the singing as requested in the worksheet. If your students are big fans of this song as mine, you’re in for a treat.
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