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Conversation lesson - Music

During this skills lesson you might want to use background music where facilities allow. You will also need some samples of music, not necessarily just in English, but a variety of different genres

Topic: Music

Age: Teenage/adult


Timing: around 2 hours


  • To develop fluency through a range of speaking activities
  • To introduce related vocabulary

Plan components

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

Download lesson plan 170k pdf

Worksheets: worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. They include:

  • Find someone who
  • Music choices
  • Role play

Download worksheets 157k pdf

Chris Trickett

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Ramdane's picture

I d like th thank u very much for this great work. I really appreciate it , i ll try this lesson in my class 

dumitrascumagda's picture

thank you for this useful lesson. I will use it with my students. 

squidgyk's picture

Thanks so much for this! Am starting at a new TEFL school next week, and my first few lessons are on this! Some great ideas!

hophuongthao's picture

I am so thankful for what you've offered. It's so useful and interesting to use in my class.

Tim Child's picture
Tim Child

Thank you the ideas. I am putting a ten lesson course together about music and the music industry.  Your conversation lesson is good baiss for that. The only real difference is they will interview real musicans and real venues and finish with a live performance.

tomharry19's picture

Great ideas here.
As a follow up activity I adapted your idea of the record company, and asked students to do a presentation about an idea they had for a festival (after having read and done a few things with this article on Glasto from the BBC learning English bit- )
I let them run free with their imagination, giving this rough framework-
4 + artists (2 from those listened to earlier)
A location
How much does it cost?
How much are artists paid?
Is there anything extra? A circus, theatre, children's area, a theme...

They work in groups of about 2-4 and then present their idea to the rest of the class.