ESL fun with songs and music videos

Introvert in Korea

(This is a monstrously long post. Beware!)

This week is an in-between sort of week for my main school kids. We’ve finished Lesson 5 in the textbook, which is as far as we’re going before the final exam, and next week marks the beginning of the speaking test. I decided not to try to teach them anything substantial because they probably wouldn’t listen anyway… so we’ve been listening to songs and watching music videos. ^^

I make it somewhat academic by having them score the videos 1-5 (terrible to amazing) and write a couple sentences describing their opinion of the video (e.g. “I liked it because it was funny” or “I didn’t like it because it was boring”). This reviews their lesson on opinions from the textbook as well as refreshes/expands their vocab for descriptive adjectives. (I usually make two columns on the board, Like and Don’t Like, and they…

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