Using songs to teach English is a great way to engage your students. Depending on the song, you can teach various topics, from tenses to pronouns, from vocabulary to grammar constructions. Let’s focus on teaching adjectives today.
1. Lenka – Everything at Once
This song is great for teaching a large number of adjectives, as well as for using the pattern “as…as”. See the complete lyrics with gaps to fill in here.
2. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
While teaching adjectives with this song you can explain the difference between “you’re” and “your” at the same time.
3. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
This amazing song is great not only for teaching adjectives, but also for explaining comparison of adjectives to your students.
4. Alanis Morissette – Hand in My Pocket
Interesting fact – “I’m” is used over 34 times in this song, “I’m this”, “I’m that”… Your hunch is right; there are a bunch of useful adjectives to describe people.
5. Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less and Less
If you wish to teach adjectives, especially the adjectives ending in –ed, this is the perfect song to use.
How do you teach with music? Share your favorite songs for teaching English in the comments.