ESL Songs with Phonetics: Bruno Mars 24k Magic

Bruno Mars is a cool geezar, but he does have a habit of swearing in his songs. Don’t worry because I cut them out of this phonetics activity based on his latest hit 24K Magic. Sure most of your students will probably tell you which ones though. 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: Bruno Mars, 24k Magic.

Have fun!

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