Jason R. Levine is a very motivated and accomplished teacher, who uses rap music to teach English. I really love the energy and all the work he does.
This particular song is teaching new vocabulary for exams like TOEFL, SAT, GRE etc, which is particularly difficult to memorize.
Since I have a lot of TOEFL, CPE and ECPE students this year, I got really enthusiastic with this song!!
How will I use it?
- Play the video to my students and have them write down as many words they can.
- Have students explain the words (if they are not familiar with the vocabulary try to guess, having in mind the explanations given in the song)
- Give them some synonyms and ask students to find the words while listening to the song again
- ease, help:
- move, pull to another spot:
- raise one's spirits:
- mourn, grieve:
- waste away:
- cloud, fog: