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Wishlist: food for thoughts

As promised, here are some ideas you can use to encourage conversation after the listening activity based on a wonderful song by Pearl Jam that I posted a couple of days ago (which you can find here).

  • Make a wish! When do you make a wish in your country? Give examples (fluffy dandelions, candles on a birthday cake, shooting stars, etc.)
  • Have you ever made a wish upon a star? Has it come true (yet)?
  • What do you wish you could do better?
  • Is there anything you would change about your body?
  • Is there anything you would change about your personality?
  • Are you happy? Do you wish you were happier? What would make you happier?

If you have other ideas, please leave a comment and share them with us!

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Wishlist

Beautiful song! A masterpiece of grunge-rock music performed by Pearl Jam that will allow you to practice the structure “WISH + Simple Past“.

WISHLIST_SONG

In the pdf file you’ll find a fill-in-the-blanks activity, as well as teacher’s notes providing:

  • info about the band
  • grammar reference
  • guidelines for speaking activity
  • key to exercise

I suggest trying this speaking + listening activity with intermediate or upper-intermediate students.

Wishlist on youtube

In the next post we’ll look into the great food for thought this song has to offer.

[Note: please remember that we do not own the songs, respect the work of the artists who composed and performed the songs, rights are reserved.]

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