I have been looking for a collection of songs that can be used to teach English grammar and introduce topics. They don't have to be bland and boring as most of my students seem to prefer livelier stuff.
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I rewrote this song with some grammatical corrections as a letter, then asked the students what they would do, where they think the text came from and then played it for them.
I don't know what it is that makes me love you so. I only know I never wanna let you go because you started something, can't you see? Ever since we met you've had a hold on me. It happens to be true, I only want to be with you.
It doesn't matter where you go or what you do. I want to spend each moment of the day with you. Look what has happened with just one kiss, I never knew that I could be in love like this. It's crazy but it's true I only want to be with you.
You stopped and smiled at me, asked me if I'd care to dance. I fell into your open arms, I didn't stand a chance. Now, listen, honey, I just want to be beside you everywhere. As long as we're together, honey, I don't care because you started something, can't you see. Ever since we met you've had a hold on me. No matter what you do, I only want to be with you.
Have been looking for a song to teach the passive, found it - thanks to michelle henry for pointing me in the right direction. It is as naff as it comes but has lots of examples. I used textivate to chop up the text into 16 pieces, gave one to each member of the class and then got them to stand in order as they heard the song. Then went into grammar using example from the song. At the end - sing it!