song + tongue twister
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Music is always a good topic because students like listening to songs and it’s also a good way for them to practice their listening skills. They also like to know more about the music culture of France, or what is famous at that moment.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General tongue twister
Work in pairs
How did students react?
They reacted well and liked the tongue twister game. I think they didn’t feel ashamed of making mistakes since tongue twisters are done for this. It’s also a good pronunciation exercise.
As for the song, I think they liked knowing what was on the radio this summer.
Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged with each other for the part about creating a story about the song.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Music always works
1. Expression du jour – 5 min
→ slips of paper, someone has to take one and read, one has to write it down, the others have to guess
2. Tongue twister
Je suis ce que je suis et si je suis ce que je suis, qu’est-ce que je suis?
→ everyone stands up and says the sentence one after the other. The one who makes a mistake has to sit down. Then we do it again faster till there’s only one left.
3. Song = 20/30 min
• 1 ecoute, discussion
• 2e ecoute, fill in the blanks
• 3e ecoute, fill in the blanks
• 4e ecoute + video
→ what do you think of this song
→ do you know Shy’m?
→ what’s you favorite style of music?
4. Creation” of a video in pairs – 20 min
→ work in pairs
→ then make a summary to the class