LESSON: Three Little Birds
OBJECTIVES: a. Listening identification and comprehension b. Build vocabulary
LEVEL: White Belt+ (Most Levels)
TIME: 20-30 minutes (Depending on how many exercises your class does
· Choose some answers and work with building correct sentences on the board. (3-5 minutes)
· Label the vocabulary that they see in the pictures.
· Listen a second time and finish the matching. (if necessary)
· Do any of the 3 options for the listening activity. Higher level classes might do all three.
· Write a sentence with one new expression from today’s lesson.
Good luck! Let me know how it works for you and if you have any special touches that I can try in my classes:
- Play the song as many times as necessary for the students to do the task (but not too many to become bored).
- Play the song WITHOUT showing the lyrics the first couple times.
- Higher level students can focus more on pronunciation and rhythm of combining words.
Easter Egg Lessons
Pronunciation - Have them follow the pronunciation as it says in the song (ex. gonna be alright)
What else can you find?
Pre-Listening - Answer these questions before we listen
- What do you know about Bob Marley?
- What Bob Marley songs do you know?
- Look at the pictures below. Label things you see in the photo.
Listening Options - Choose which ones you want for your class.
- Don’t worry a. gonna be all right.
- ‘Cause every little thing’s b. this morning
- Singing ‘Don’t worry c. ‘This is my message to you.’
- Rise up d. about a thing
- Smiled with e. sit by my doorstep
- Three little birds f. about a thing
- Singing sweet songs g. the rising sun
- Singing h. of melodies pure and true
II. Write as many lines of the song that you can remember. (Only look at this page.) / Write more as we listen again.
- _____________________________ 5. _________________________
- _____________________________ 6. _________________________
- _____________________________ 7. _________________________
- _____________________________ 8. _________________________
Note: ‘cause = because
gonna = going to + verb
III. Answer the following questions.
- What was the weather like when the singer woke up?
- Was the singer happy when he woke up? How do you know?
- What did he hear?
- Where were the birds?
- What message did the birds’ song have?
- Is this song an optimistic or pessimistic song? Why?