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imperatives, object pronouns & verbs all in 1song!

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The following song by REM proved to be an excellent way to review imperatives and object pronouns, and to prepare them for past tense.
(Procedure at the bottom)

Shiny happy people laughing (name of the song)
Meet me in the crowd
People people
Throw your love around
Love me love me
Take it into town
Happy, happy
Put it in the ground
Where the flowers grow
Gold and silver shine
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing
Everyone around
Love them, love them
Put it in your hands
Take it take it
There's no time to cry
Happy, happy
Put it in your heart
Where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Replace the simple present verbs with boxes and have the students:
checking verbs,
checking verbs' past tense
identifying object pronouns (me, it, them)
meet whom? put what? love whom?
identifying imperatives
checking imperatives' negative from (don't...)
learning holding, shaking and waving hands.
Enjoy!

for a more challenging activity use 2 handouts and take out different easy words from each so students can later check themselves swaping information with a partner

Yauri Salmeron
Mexico City


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