If I Can Stop…

25 Feb

Here’s a short poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) which I’ve rendered into song: a ready-to-use listening, vocabulary, and literature lesson. No materials necessary except for the audio. Step 1. Talk and write (before you listen) Look at the following 9 … Read More »

Personality Adjective List Song

18 Feb

Here’s what you do with this song. You’ll hear a list of 16 adjectives that describe a person’s personality or behavior. The activity is a kind of race. Play the whole song all the way through (1:14), and let students, … Read More »

St. Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day Pie

6 Feb

Here’s a mini C-test you can write on the board. It’s the words to a song called “Valentine’s Day Pie.” In a C-test the second half of every other word is missing. If the word has an odd number of … Read More »

Esmerelda, A Mexican Girl In The USA

5 Feb

Meet Esmerelda. This interview took place in the Blue Rock Shoot cafe. It’s real English in a real location, so there’s background noise. But it’s important to practice listening in just such environments. Listen to the short interview with Esmerelda … Read More »