Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Worksheets to Teach ESL English Using Pop Songs

Musical English Lessons International England -
Free worksheets to teach ESL/English using pop songs


The best song (simplest song) for ESL English teaching that I've found so far is "I'm So Tired" by The Beatles


The Beatles - "I'm So Tired"


I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink

I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink

I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink

No,no,no.



I'm so tired I don't know what to do

I'm so tired my mind is set on you

I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do



You'd say I'm putting you on

But it's no joke, it's doing me harm

You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain

You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane

You know I'd give you everything I've got

for a little peace of mind



I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset

Although I'm so tired I'll have another cigarette

And curse Sir Walter Raleigh

He was such a stupid get.



You'd say I'm putting you on

But it's no joke, it's doing me harm

You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain

You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane

You know I'd give you everything I've got

for a little peace of mind

I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

(mumbling)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pop Songs ESL English Grammar Lessons


Activity Ideas for Songs in ESL Lessons
Grammar Focus: Students read the lyrics. They highlight the verbs in one color and the nouns in another. Discuss the use of nouns and verbs in the lyrics.
Listening and Scanning Focus: Each student receives a copy of the lyric which has been cut into strips; one line printed on each strip. Students listen to the song and try to put the song together by placing the strips in the correct order. This encourages students to listen well, and scan for words so that they can complete the song.

Vocabulary Expansion: Students choose ten words from the song. They can write ten new sentences with their chosen words. Advanced students can use their chosen words to write a new poem or song with the words.

Pop Songs for Grammar Practice

Songs to Teach the Present Simple:
  • "Good Day Sunshine" – The Beatles
  • "I Just Don't Understand" – The Beatles
  • "As Tears Go By" The Rolling Stones
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Songwriters: Thiele, Robert;Weiss, George David
  • "Behind Blue Eyes" – (The Who) Pete Townshend
  • "Across the Universe" – The Beatles
  • "Friends" – Elton John Songwriters: John, Elton; Taupin, Bernie
Songs that Teach the Question Form:
  • "Why" – The Beatles
  • "What Goes On" - The Beatles
  • "Tell Me Why" – The Beatles
  • "Why Worry Now" – Dire Straits
  • "Baby’s in Black" – The Beatles
Songs that Teach the Present Progressive/Continuous:
  • "What You’re Doing" – The Beatles
  • "I'm Only Sleeping" - - The Beatles
  • "I'm Looking Through You" - The Beatles
Songs that Teach the Conditional:
  • "If I Fell in Love with You" – The Beatles
  • "If I Needed Someone" – The Beatles
  • "I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party" – The Beatles
Songs that Teach the Past Tense
  • "Candle in the Wind" – (Elton John) Songwriters: John, Elton; Taupin, Bernie
  • "Our Last Summer" – Abba. Songwriters: Ulvaeus, Bjorn; Andersson, Benny
  • "No reply" – The Beatles
  • "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War" – Paul Simon
  • "Was a Sunny Day" – Paul Simon

Middle School Science Lesson Plan Planning

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sentence Patterns - Learning Teaching English ESL



Language acquisition - learning without studying (from fluentlyenglish.com)

Adult Language Learning

A foreign/second language is often more easily acquired by learning to think in that particular language, and constantly listen to the language being spoken by native speakers. As with a child, the language then develops naturally, and not only makes more sense but the different uses of the same word become automatic.


Thus, the best way for adults to acquire a second or third language is by repeating what they had done before (listening and watching). Focus most of the time on listening and watching will instill an understanding of the creative way to communicate with others.


http://www.fluentlyenglish.com/vocabulary-sentences.html

What is the best way to learn English vocabulary? The best method is to use your new words and build vocabulary sentences. Try plugging each new word into phrases and sentence patterns that you already know.

Travel Trip Itinerary Lesson ESL EFL

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Books for Teaching English in a Korean High School

kimchi-ice cream What are good EFL/ESL lesson plan, activity, game, resource books for teaching English in a Korean high school? - Here's my list.