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Offline Kendra

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« on: December 02, 2010, 02:17:47 PM »
Hey guys! Anyone have any successful lessons listening to music recently? My JTE wants to let our 2nensei listen to an English song and try to fill in some blanks / translate certain sentences as a warm-up so I'm trying to think of something. My 2nensei's English level is honestly fairly low, so something slow or repetitive is probably best. I was thinking maybe "No One" by Alicia Keys but I'm not sure. Any ideas?

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Re: music
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 03:11:28 PM »
The Beatles music is good for listening activities. We use music in our 2nd grade class every week.

Try HELLO, GOODBYE. It's easy enough and you can also teach the opposite words (yes vs. no, goodbye vs. hello, stop vs. go, etc)
You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go, go, go
Oh, no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello

I say high, you say low
You say why, and I say I don't know
Oh, no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello

Why, why, why, why, why, why
Do you say good bye
Goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye

Oh, no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye I say hello
Hello

Hela, heba helloa
Hela, heba helloa

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Re: music
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 03:19:39 PM »
The Beatles - I want to hold your hand

Oh yeah, I'll tell you something,
I think you'll understand.
When I'll say that something
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand.

Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You'll let me hold your hand.
Now let me hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand.

And when I touch you I feel happy inside.
It's such a feeling that my love
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide.

Yeah, you've got that something,
I think you'll understand.
When I'll say that something
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand.

And when I touch you I feel happy inside.
It's such a feeling that my love
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide.

Yeh, you've got that something,
I think you'll understand.
When I'll feel that something
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand.

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Re: music
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 07:20:23 PM »
I've used Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Michael Buble's "Haven't Met You Yet" with 2nensei and they've really enjoyed something different.  The teacher suggested Beatles, but it seems they always use those songs (maybe because they are a bit simpler).  I can send you my worksheets if you want.

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Re: music
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 10:57:59 PM »
Thanks for the ideas! :-)  I wound up picking two songs, "I want to hold your hand" and Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away". I might try "Haven't Met You Yet" with my 3nensei sometime though!

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 11:01:26 PM »
Great, those will both be good songs.  Have fun.

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Re: music
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 02:10:39 PM »
I used Jason Mraz Life is Wonderful and Jimmy Eat World - The Middle (mostly cus I love that music and it is also very repetitive).

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 11:44:45 AM »
One of my teachers used Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" to pretty good success - the students liked the song and the grammar patterns are repetetive.  The actual meaning required a bit of explanation though, definitely not an easy song to understand.
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Re: music
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 07:55:06 AM »
One of my teachers used Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" to pretty good success - the students liked the song and the grammar patterns are repetetive.  The actual meaning required a bit of explanation though, definitely not an easy song to understand.

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Maybe that's the secret to being understood in Japan ---mumble more like Dylan...
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Re: music
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 11:07:01 AM »
I have lots and lots of these as my JTE used to prefer this to other warm-ups.

I like to use Beatles songs or older songs mainly because they are easy to understand and both boys and girls don't mind it. 
 
The kids learned Hey Jude in music class but couldn't get  the lyrics right soooooo, I made them listen to it and cut out the endless lalalalalallalas at the end.  Here's my worksheet.  It's the only one I have on this computer.