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Song lesson idea: The Beatles “Revolution” and word-building

Good_Day_SunshineLevel: High Intermediate (CEFR B1+) – Upper-Intermediate (CEFR B2)

Time: +- 45 minutes

Revolution worksheet and teacher’s notes

(I first started using this song as an introduction to Part 3 of the Use of English paper when training students who were planning to take the Cambridge First Cetificate in English course.)

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To sing or not to sing?: Using songs in the English classroom


I have always found the subject of using songs in the classroom a controversial one. Many teachers I have worked with wouldn’t touch them. Others took their guitars into class with them on a regular basis.

Below is my take on the matter, with some lesson ideas and useful websites to inspire other teachers to at least give it a shot.

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