Lesson Tip: Wind Down Your Lesson With Some Music
It’s essential with younger students to know what to do if things get boring or the class is getting too excited or to wind down your lesson with music in a classy way. Here’s a quick tip:
LYRICS TRAINING is a website that might bring some sparkle into your lesson and can become a reward at the end of a difficult lesson or give the chance to a shy, but great singer student to show what they can do. You can choose a song and select a difficulty level: the number of the emitted words gets higher with every level. Finally, get ready to type and just listen to the song. It stops every time a word is missing, waits until you type your idea in and repeats the last line whenever you guess the missing word right, so you can listen to the completed line. At the end, it give you a score based on your speed and precision.
You can play it in your class in teams (letting them compete at the same level) or you can ask your students to complete the same song on their own and organize this way a class competition. After completing a song, you can set up a quick karaoke fun task to finish your lesson in an unusual way.
If you don’t have time in your lessons, remember this website for your next Christmas lesson. It is more engaging than guessing what is in Santa’s sack.
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