The Would Rather Song

1 Nov

What we’ve got here is a lesson on using the would rather construction.  The emphasis is on allowing students to learn the form through structured exploration. Well, you’ll see. Read or print the lesson plan if you like, available here … Read More »

Extremely True Facts About Cats

25 Oct

    Cat drawings by Carol Bierach A cat is softer than a rock. Well, it’s true. In this song, you’ll find lots of comparisons. If you want, you can choose from the list of adjectives below. But it’s better … Read More »

25 Years from This Sunday

3 Nov

Music: Ed Kliman – Lyrics: Kevin Sung by Christy McWilson and Kevin Below you’ll find a worksheet for a class activity (two PDF versions, one in US letter size, one in A4). The activity concentrates on useful concrete verbs, and … Read More »

The Excuse Song (Modal Verbs)

13 Apr

When people have to refuse to do something that you want them to do, they often make excuses; and for that they often use a modal or an auxiliary verb. Just think of the nuances of English you get with “I … Read More »

The Possibility Song (Modal Verbs)

13 Apr

Here is a brief little song – only one sentence – featuring the words of the American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). Step 1 Play the song and ask learners to write down the 17 words that make up the … Read More »