martes, 16 de septiembre de 2014


I'm sharing a simple activity to assess the use of wish statements, pretty similar to the one I had posted a while ago. The idea is to have students listen to fragments taken from songs in order to identify the singers' wishes. I generally devide students in groups and the only condition for them to participate is not to repeat the ideas. I used this activity with A2+ students and although they felt a bit challenged at first, they could understand most of the songs and they really enjoyed the task.

Here's the audio:

Here you have the fragments:

"Oh darling, please believe me"

Eg: He wishes she believed him. He wishes she loved him. He wishes she were more credulous, etc. (accept any logical inference)

The rest:

Don't you cry tonight I still love you baby don't you cry tonight  (Guns n' Roses)
I can get no satisfaction and I try (The Rolling Stones)
This is not America (David Bowie)
Oh Dream about me (Moby)
Go Johnny go, johnny be good (Chuck Berry)
I can't find anyone (Boom Boom Kid)
I'm sorry, so sorry (REM)
To be yourself is all that you can do (Audioslave - Chris Cornell)
I want you so bad (Bob Dylan)
I eat too much, I drink too much, I want too much, too much (Dave Matthews Band)
Mystic Highway that I'm on, take me home, Mystic Highway that I ramble, take me home (John Fogerty)
Born in the USA I was born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen)
Don't be afraid, don't be afraid of darkness anymore and try to be strong (Boom Boom Kid)

I sometimes have them compete for the artist's name as well, that's why you have their names as well.

Would you use it with your students?

See you around,

2 comentarios:

  1. This is such an amazing idea! I'm sure my students will love it. Thank you :)

  2. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your comments, they are always welcome.

    Stay tuned!