The Pangolin Song: He’s so Funky

2 Mar

March 3 is World Wildlife Day, and we just had World Pangolin Day. So we have created a tribute to this fascinating and funky animal – the pangolin. 1. THE PANGOLIN SONG Download the song “The Pangolin.” We also call this song … Read More »

The Stand Up / Sit Down Song

23 Aug

Here’s a fun little tune to use as a break in the middle of class.  Students just listen to the words and follow the instructions.  Make sure their chairs are a little bit away from their desks; otherwise it will … Read More »

Loop Listening

12 Nov

I like to use audio loops for listening activities. Students in small groups hear the words a lot of times until they recreate the text.

30 Countries With A Million English Speakers (And Where English Has Some Official Status)

12 Jan

Play this song or video in class to develop your students awareness of how many people speak English, where they speak it, and how deeply rooted English is in the corners of the globe. There are, according the David Crystal’s … Read More »

10 Funky Adjectives Ending In “y”

5 Oct

It’s a very Englishy thing to add a “Y” to a word and turn it into an adjective. Fish smell fishy. Woods smell woodsy. Cows can be beefy, and on and on. These words tend to be a little slangy, or informal. (By the way, funky means unusual).

Here are 10 fun “Y” adjectives .

St. Patrick’s Day: If I Were A Leprechaun Song

12 Mar

Looking for a St. Patricks song with an EFL/ESL twist?   Listen to the song “If I Were a Leprechaun.”  The lyrics comes from Mary O’Flynn at  I recorded some music to them.

I’m a Dog

20 Jan

Below you’ll find two short and simple songs about dogs (41 seconds long). The first version is “I’m a Dog.” I’m a dog And I eat bones. I live in people’s homes. I like to chase the neighborhood cats. I … Read More »

Chinese New Year: Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

20 Jan

Celebrate the Chinese New Year! 2009 is the year of the Ox. This activity is for beginners or lower-level learners. Print the pictures for the song  – chinese-zodiac-animals Cut.  Allow students in groups to match the word with the picture. Next play … Read More »

The Bee, by Dana Yastremskaya

7 Nov

The Bee words and music by Dana Yastremskaya (age 10) Minsk, Belarus In your stomach There lived a little bee She liked to eat some honey And sing a song about a tree She dreamed of money But it is … Read More »