Don't Speak (No Doubt)
If doing a receptive skills lesson on listening this is a good song that some students will be familiar with - I used it with intermediates and it went down well. The song features uses of the present continuous tense and imperatives and I devised a few activities that could be used:
1. "Find the tenses" gap-fill sheet - verbs in the song are blanked out and the present simple form of the verb is in brackets next to the blank - students have to fill in the correct tense
2. "Which one is an imperative?" True or false sheet - ten sentences that are a mixture of imperatives, questions and statements - students have to tick "true" if the sentence is an imperative
3. A classic - cut up and randomise the lyrics and the students have to put them in the correct order
4. "Simon Says" - imperatives game that could be used with lower level students
These all worked very well with intermediates so feel free to adapt or just use them as they are.
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