Focus: Simple Past & Past Continuous/ Articles
The activity below was made for the song "THE TIME OF MY LIFE" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes and "THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE"by Green Day. In both, students have the opportunity to write about and share when they had the time of their lives , which is the ultimate goal.
THE TIME OF MY LIFE: Students first share whether they have seen the film Dirty Dancing and what it's about. After that, they listen to the song and choose the right words to complete it. Finally, they share when they had the time of their lives.
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE: First elicit from students what they may know about the band Green Day (They are given a few words to be put in a logical sequence in order to briefly explain the story of the band.) Then, they listen to the song and fill in the banks using articles. After that, they analyze the use of the articles in pairs and make sure they understand the rule. Finally, they share when they had the time of their lives.
The Time of Your Life - Activity - Downloadable Material
The Time of My Life - Activity - Downloadable Material