I might be risking scaring off some fans with this song by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez: We don’t talk anymore, but I promised one kid I’d make a phonetics activity with his favourite song. The same kid who annoyed the hell out of me all class by singing the chorus. Nevermind, he did his homework for the first time this month, so this is his reward. 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: We Don’t Talk Anymore.