ESL Songs with Phonetics: Hymn for the Weekend, Coldplay, feat Beyonce!

Coldplay and Beyonce together singing a Hymn or the Weekend! Who would have thought it? I know, there’s quite a few coldplay songs on here, but they are great for learning English. 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: Coldplay, feat Beyonce, Hymn for Weekend

Have fun!

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