Songs with phonetics: Michael Jackson, Black or White

Nothing like a bit of Michael Jackson to show your students what real music is all about. The idea of these songs is to review and revise the phonetic symbols. If you haven’t taught your students yet, then have a look at ways to teach phonetics.

There are a couple ways you can do this lesson.

1- Students listen to the song first and try to fill the gaps. Then put the words in the correct columns and listen again.
2- Students look at the missing words first and put them in the correct columns. Then listen to the song and complete the gaps.

I’ve prepared the song with numbered gaps, an activity to put the words in the correct column, plus the full lyrics and answers. I plan to get my students to learn the chorus and sing it a few times. Everything is on this word document: Michael Jackson: Black or White.

Have fun.

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