Songs with Phonetics: Calvin Harris, Summer

My teenage students begged me to do Summer by Calvin Harris. Be warned though, the lyrics are a tad on the easy side. Below is an activity for your students once they know the phonetic alphabet. If you haven’t taught your students phonetics 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: Calvin Harris: Summer

Have fun!

4 thoughts on “Songs with Phonetics: Calvin Harris, Summer

  1. Excellent job, thank you for sharing! To be honest, I just love when teachers make lessons both entertaining and productive. It takes some time to get creative with exercises but keeping students interested is really important. Personally I use custom essay service to come up with unique games and tasks for my group. It's the best when you can make each student contribute to the lesson and help them all both enjoy studying and learning something new. However, I'm yet to master program for older groups. Anyway, thank you for your post, keep it up.

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