Listening for key words in songs
Submitted 16 years 7 months ago by admin. This is a fun activity which helps students listen out for key words. It's particularly useful for encouraging students to recognise familiar words even in difficult texts. This activity works well with all kinds of songs, and can be used to introduce a song, or simply as an enjoyable warmer or cooler. Preparation You will need to choose a song for your class and have copies of the lyrics. You can download example cards for 'The World's Greatest' by R. Procedure With each group around a table, I tell students that I'm going to give them some words from a song. I then tell my students that in fact only some of these words are in the song, and that they'll listen to the song to find out which. Note: this activity can be used at all levels - it just depends on the words you put on the cards.
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