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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      mahmoudhawa's picture
      Submitted on 27 August, 2010 - 12:55

      very useful thank you

      Ramdane's picture
      Submitted on 28 September, 2010 - 20:14

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

      Peter Niu's picture
      Peter Niu
      Submitted on 12 November, 2010 - 07:49

      I want this,and I got it. so important. Thank you for your hard work.

      dumitrascumagda's picture
      Submitted on 15 December, 2010 - 20:06

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

      mercedesm's picture
      Submitted on 21 April, 2011 - 21:34

      Thank you! I like it

      squidgyk's picture
      Submitted on 8 June, 2011 - 08:33

      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!

      letiviarenghi's picture
      Submitted on 11 May, 2012 - 01:08

      Thanks! Useful and amusing! 

      hophuongthao's picture
      Submitted on 12 May, 2012 - 10:51

      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
      Submitted on 15 May, 2012 - 14:28

      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
      Submitted on 18 February, 2013 - 21:17

      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- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/britain/su... )
      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.