Last Thursday, January 30th, we celebrated the School Day of Peace in the English class. And we did it with a resource like no other, the song Imagine by John Lennon. Written in the early 1970's, at a critical time during the Cold War, the lyrics of the song portray the dreams of a whole generation of young people looking forward to living in peace.
First, the students were handed out the lyrics with a few blanks to fill in while listening to the song. Next we focused on the meanings of the different parts and the right pronunciation of words, phrases and messages. We also used the lyrics to introduce new grammar items such as the modal auxiliary may and review others like the future with will.
The pupils really enjoyed the activity and loved the song: the just couldn't stop singing and humming to it. We will definitely use it again next year and will try to design new tasks to make the most of it.