Any excuse for a song-ililc4 Show and Tell

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Any excuse for a song-ililc4 Show and Tell

  1. 1. Any excuse for a song! (Teaching grammar) Isabelle Jones @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Mental Checklist • • • • • • • • Why do I like this song? How does it make me feel? What is the general theme of the song? Is it appropriate? Are the words clear? Is it trendy? Does it have any slang in it? Is it different? What can this lead to? What is the image of the singer? (age/ style) How typically French, Spanish, Algerian, Colombian… are they/ is their music? • How memorable is their official music video? Is it a distraction? • What structures are repeated in the chorus? • What tenses are used in the song?
  3. 3. AS-Popular Culture • • • • • • Introduction-from Jacques Brel to Stromae Ne me quitte pas/ Formidable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk7_HY9svAw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymodDYIYBVw Compare themes Compare their backgrounds, personalities and how they convey their emotions in the video • Compare the language used (standard/ slang) • Study the different tenses used in song • Do they focus on the same time frame?
  4. 4. Any excuse for a song! (Teaching grammar) Isabelle Jones @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com

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