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    Question Grammar and songs

    Greetings all,

    I am a French speaking English teacher (ESL) and I'm kind of stuck right now. I have been looking everywhere for a grammar discovery activity with a song. It would be for intermediate level, teenagers. I was thinking of 'Yesterday' by the Beatles (present/past tense) but I can't think of a discovery activity!
    Anyone can help me out? (with that song or another)
    Thank you very much!
    Warm greetings from snow covered Montreal (and freezing to boot)

    Anji.

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    Welcome, Anji.

    Here's some food for thought: Discovery Activities in Your Grammar Classroom: Why and How to use them

    All the best.

    P.S. It's cold and raining in Shanghai.
    Last edited by BobK; 19-Feb-2007 at 12:11. Reason: Link fixed

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    Thanks!
    But unfortunately, the link you provided me with says: page not found.
    Have a great day!
    Still freezing...
    Anji.

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    That happens sometimes. Click on refresh.

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    Still isn't working...
    Thank you for your time!
    Anji.

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    I don't know if this will be of any help, but the song "Black and White" (which was a number one hit for Three Dog Night back in the early 1970s) was originally written for the purpose of teaching English to students at a school in Africa. The tune is easy to learn, but not childish, so maybe it's something teens would be interested in:

    three dog night - black and white - Google Video


    Lyrics are as follows:

    The ink is black, the page is white
    Together we learn to read and write
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

    And now a child can understand
    That this is the law of all the land, all the land

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

    And now at last we plainly see
    We'll have a dance of Liberty, Liberty!

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anji View Post
    Thanks!
    But unfortunately, the link you provided me with says: page not found.
    Have a great day!
    Still freezing...
    Anji.
    The link is broken Anji - there are four rogue characters at the end of it. I tried uploading the PDF as an attachment, but it's too big.

    b

    PS I've fixed it now - didn't know I could.
    Last edited by BobK; 19-Feb-2007 at 12:13. Reason: PS added

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    Thank you so much everyone!
    Have a great teaching week

    Anji.

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