ESL Songs with Phonetics: One Direction, Story of my Life!

Nothing wrong with a bit of One Direction now and then, especially if you have some teenage girl students. Anyway, this has been on my recommended list of songs to do for some time now, so here it is: One Direction, Story of my Life. 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: One Direction Story of my Life!

Have fun!

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