Yesterday English Through Music published an awesome song called “How are you?”. As the song is easy to remember and sing, I contacted Jules and asked him for a permission to write a post around the song. He kindly agreed and here you can see the result.
This post is mainly for beginners or very young learners of English. It contains the song, an infographic and a simple quiz with games. Moreover, there are several suggestions how to exploit this wonderful materials more.
How are you? – song
The following song was written and published by English Through Music. You can find their website here and there are more wonderful songs at Youtube English Through Music channel.
First listen and sing along:
Other activities you could do:
a) ask the students to perform an action for each of the adjectives (happy – smile, angry – pretend to be angry, etc.)
b) ask the students to listen and draw a picture for each adjective.
c) ask the students to mingle and ask each other “How are you?” and their partner must answer.
I am sure there are many more activities you will come up with. If you do, please share them with us.
Moreover, English Through Music promises to come up with an action video for the song soon.
Past simple and continuous – infographic
Here I have created a simple infographic for learners to take home with them. It presents all the vocabulary taught in the song in a simple and clear way. Pupils can use it to revise the vocabulary at home.
How are you? – Quiz
Another way in which students can practise what they learnt at home is the following interactive quiz. Of course you can use it at school, too.
The quiz is in HTML5, so it will play on all electronic devices.
In the first part, students match the pictures and the adjectives. If they succeed they will be rewarded with the game called angry finches.
In the second part they have to write the appropriate adjective into the gap provided. If they pass this quiz too, they can play the game called Math Pop and practise their Maths.