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RAPS! FOR LEARNING ENGLISH

Have you ever been to Moscow Milan or Madrid? Have you ever watched the sun set on the Great Pyramid? Have you ever swum with dolphins Have you ever touched a snake Have you been down a volcano? Have you felt an earthquake?

Have you ever been to Boston Bombay or Berlin? Have you ever slept beneath the stars with the Bedouin? Have you ever trekked the desert on a camels back? Have you ever climbed a mountain? Have you ever seen a yak?

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RAPS! FOR LEARNING ENGLISH Have you ever ...

Listen to the rap. Find the names of six cities and six countries and write them under the correct headings below. cities
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countries
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Moscow

Malaysia

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How good is your general knowledge? Can you match these countries with the cities from exercise 1? Write your answers below.
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Moscow, Russia

USA Russia India Italy Spain

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Germany

Read the rap again and find the past participles of the following verbs:
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go
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8 spend ............................................... 9 walk 10 sleep 11 trek 12 climb 13 see


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2 watch ............................................... 3 swim


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4 touch ............................................... 5 feel 6 cross 7 sail


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Now complete this final verse of the rap. Use the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

Have you ever (go)

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to Bonn, Barcelona or Beijing? an evening talking Finnish to a Finn? green tea? the Amazon on a waterski? seaweed?

Have you ever (spend) Have you ever (eat) Have you ever (drink) Have you ever (cross)

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Teachers Notes
Animal House
Level: Grammar: Elementary Ive got Present continuous for actions happening now Vocabulary: Animals; Rooms in a house; Furniture; Prepositions of place and the chorus and perform the Rap. If students feel embarrassed, they can sing along with the recording. Answers 1 The following animals should be ticked: cheetah, hippo, penguin, camels 2 2 Hes washing his paws. 3 Theyre watching TV. 4 Hes sitting in Dads chair. 5 Theyre eating all the flowers. 3 2 The elephant is squirting water in the bath. 3 The squirrel is eating peanuts. 4 The wolf is sleeping in my bed. 5 The pig is doing the washing-up. 6 The tiger is watching a video. 4 2 in the bathroom. 3 in the dining room. 4 in the bedroom. 5 in the kitchen. 6 in the sitting room. Exercise 2: 5 minutes. If students enjoy this kind of general knowledge quiz, you can extend the activity by asking them to match these cities to the countries from exercise 1: Helsinki (Finland), Karachi (Pakistan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Paris (France), Lisbon (Portugal), Tokyo (Japan). Exercise 3: 10 minutes. This exercise focuses on the regular and irregular past participle forms. Students could work in pairs, then swap their papers with another pair and compar e answers. Explain that the past participle of go can be either been (which means to go somewhere and then return) or gone (which means to go somewhere and still be there). Exercise 4: 5 minutes. Students use the past participle forms to complete this extra verse. They may need help with the past participle forms of eat (eaten) and drink (drunk). Check answers by asking different students around the class to read out a line. Follow-up: Students use Have you ever plus the past participle verbs from exercise 3 to write more questions about experience. They then ask and answer their questions across the class. Answers 1 Cities: Moscow, Milan, Madrid, Boston, Bombay, Berlin Countries: Malaysia, Japan, France, Finland, Portugal, Pakistan 2 2 Milan, Italy 3 Madrid, Spain 4 Boston, USA 5 Bombay, India 6 Berlin, Germany 3 1 go, been 2 watch, watched 3 swim, swum 4 touch, touched 5 feel, felt 6 cross, crossed 7 sail, sailed 8 spend, spent 9 walk, walked 10 sleep, slept 11 trek, trekked 12 climb, climbed 13 see, seen 4 been, spent, eaten, drunk, crossed

Introduction: Brainstorm as many animal names as possible onto a list on the board. Encourage all suggestions from the students. Depending on the animal names you get, you could then ask students to categorise the animals into: insects, mammals, amphibians etc. or wild vs domestic. Ask students to copy the list into their notebooks. Before handing out the worksheet, play the Rap once and ask students to tick any animals from the list that they hear. Hand out the worksheet for students to check their answers. Play the Rap again while students read the lyrics. Exercise 1: 5 minutes. Students look at the pictures and tick the names of the animals. Go through all the names of the animals in the list. You could read each animal name aloud for students to repeat after you, focussing on the weak ending /?lz/ of turtle, beetle and camels. Exercise 2: 10 minutes. This exercise practises present continuous for actions happening now. Point out the difference between the singular form, e.g. : s washing and the plural form, e.g.: re dancing and the use of the contraction: re for are and s for is. Exercise 3: 5 minutes. Students could do this fun maze activity in small groups, racing against each other. Go round the class, asking different students to read out each sentence. Exercise 4: 5 minutes. This activity could also be administered as a race between groups. Go through the words in the box, checking that students understand the different words for rooms in a house. Follow-up: Divide the class into four groups. Ask each group to choose one of the three verses, or the chorus from the Rap. Give students 5 minutes, in their groups to practise reading out their verse. Then ask the groups to put together their verses

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Pre-Intermediate Present perfect with ever for experience Vocabulary: Country and city names; Past participles Introduction: Introduce the topic by asking students to name any interesting places they have visited or unusual things they have done. Ensure that the focus is on the interesting or unusual and avoid this becoming a competition to find the best-travelled student in the class. Before handing out the worksheet, write this gapped sentence on the board: Im a t________ , you see. Play the Rap once and ask students to listen carefully and try to identify the missing word (traveller). Hand out the worksheet for students to check their answers. Play the Rap again while students read the lyrics. Exercise 1: 5 minutes. With a mor e confident class, you ask them to do this purely as a listening activity without looking at the lyrics. Play the Rap once while students take notes. Play the Rap again, this time stopping after each country or city name is mentioned, and asking different students around the class to call out the name that they hear. Write students suggestions on the board. Finally, allow students to check their answers by reading the lyrics. Level: Grammar:

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