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ideas for a song anyone?



MarionG
Netherlands

ideas for a song anyone?
 
I thought this would be really easy to find but found out it was harder than I thought..
I am looking for a song to have my students practice the verb īto be ī in the present tense. My students are 11-12 year olds and have an elementary level of English.
They are not into the īeducational ī kind of songs. It should preferably be something contemporary. Any ideas anyone? please?

25 Sep 2014      



douglas
United States

Probably way to advanced, but how about The Devil Went Down to Georgia?

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/charliedanielsband/thedevilwentdowntogeorgia.html

25 Sep 2014     



angeles bosch
Spain

Just the way you are, sung by Bruno Mars

25 Sep 2014     



MarionG
Netherlands

wow, douglas, haven īt heard that song in a long time! Indeed, it is way to hard for my beginners and doesn īt have that much to be  in the present tense (not very contemporary either ☺☺) But it īs a great song, for sure, I really enjoyed listening to it again!
(I īll put it on while cleaning my house tomorrow morning, it sure gives energy!)

25 Sep 2014     



GIOVANNI
Canada

Try this site.  It has a few songs for Simple Present.

http://anthonyhalderman.com/english/itunes.htm



25 Sep 2014     



lillizen
Brazil

Hello!


Here are two suggestions. 

1- Pharrell Williams - Happy (Despicable Me 2 - Lyric Video) / www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-GLuydiMe4
  - I find this version of the Happy song so cute. I don īt teach kids, but I think they might enjoy this one with the Minions from Despicable Me 2. 

2- Lorde - A World Alone (Lyrics) / www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWUnVyO1Klk
  - And how about Lorde? Good to practice both Simple Present and Present Continuous. 

The videos show the lyrics so students can read and sing together... and dance, maybe? If you don īt want the lyrics, I am sure there are versions without them.


Best regards,
Lilli. ^.^





25 Sep 2014     



douglas
United States

oops, didn īt notice the present tense requirement---Never mind  :)
Enjoy the housework--would love to be a fly on the wall and catch you dancing and lip-synching to it :)

26 Sep 2014     



MarionG
Netherlands

wow, went out yesterday and didn īt see all of your responses, thank you all! 
I will check them all!

27 Sep 2014