Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to last week's extra activities!
This week we incorporated music in our classes. Depending on people's preferences, we looked at one of five songs, "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles, "Born to Run" by Bruce Spingsteen, "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes" and "Times They are A-Changin" by Bob Dylan. As always, I encourage you to continue your work at home.
For listening, you could check out a website designed to learn English through music called Lyrics Training. Another idea is to listen to a podcast for learners about Bob Dylan, Pop and Jazz Music or watch an interview with Adele. And don't forget that you could always track down some of your favorite music in English to listen to and read the lyrics!
For reading, you could read about recently deceased music icons Whitney Houston (with mp3) or Don Cornelius (with mp3). More advanced students should spend some time checking out music websites like PopJustice, All About Jazz, or Rock's Back Pages, a compendium of classic music journalism and interviews. If you'd like to practice writing this week, you could describe a song or musician that changed your life and how, or write an album review. Creative writers could base a story on a character from a song (such as Eleanor Rigby).
Have a great week!Kelly--After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -- Aldous Huxley