ESL Songs with Phonetics: Football's Coming Home…

I thought I’d publish this one before we get knocked out, might as well make the most of it while we can. Anyway, a few years back, after a couple of glasses of Spanish Sherry, my wife and I decided to make this terrible playback video to Football’s Coming Home. It was only a bit of a laugh, which is what you could do this week with your students once their exams are over.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: Football’s Coming Home

Have fun!

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