Are you looking for a different kind of listening lesson for your teen or adult English classes?
I'll take that as a yes.
For this listening lesson, we will be working with Israel (IZ) Kamakwiwo'ole's ukuleleversion of the song Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It's just the upbeat tune that will get your students moving and engaged during the lesson.
· Pronunciation practice to become comfortable with the sounds and words. Say these words as naturally as possible and students write down the words. (1. That you dream of. 2. That’s where it is. 3. Wish upon a star. 4. Why can’t I? 5. Wake up 6. Melts like lemon drops. 7. I think to myself.)
(Do these steps in whichever order you think would work best for your class.)
· Listen one time and do the exercise.
· Listen a second time and finish the exercise.
· Review their answers
POST LISTENING:Optional depending on the level of your students. Ideas:
Optional depending on the age and level of your students.
Options for Post Listening:
1. Students write what they feel from the song. (Teach expressions given in the the exercise)
2. Match the words with the meanings
Good luck! Let me know how it works for you and if you have any special touches that I can try in my classes:
- Have students focus on the rhythm and pronunciation instead of the words and meaning for the pronunciation practice.
- Have them repeat to work the mouth muscles
- Play the song as many times as necessary to complete the task
Easter Egg Lessons
Positivity - This is a positive, uplifting song. You will see your students tapping along with the song.
Confidence - As they practice the pronunciation and rhythm, they will begin to repeat more and more and train their muscles without realizing it.
Label the Photo:Write the correct letter from the picture next to the word.
_____ chimney _____ bluebird
_____ rainbow _____ over
_____ trees _____ clouds
PRONUNCIATION TRICKS: Look at the following pronunciation and listen to the teacher pronounce the expressions. Write the words.
1. How does this song make you feel?
(Ex. “This song makes me feel positive about life.”)
This song makes me | adjective
This song makes me feel | adjective | because…
This song doesn’t make me feel anything.
Match the words below with the meaning.
Have more time.