Group activity

In this activity you should work with 2 or more people on a song of your choosing. First you should learn the first verse of the song. All of the group members should practice singing this together. Once you know the lyrics you should then each try to understand the meaning of a line. Use google translate, research and watch the film clip to try to understand the meaning. Then as a group try to develop an understanding of the story of the song. Each of you can then teach the other group members how to speak your line. As a group you should then be able to understand the English used in the first verse. You should then all work on the chorus together. Repeat the activity above for the other verses until you understand the song.

Group activity example

Song: Dani Califonia

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Group: 4 Members

Music Difficulty: Medium

English Difficulty: Medium

1st verse lyrics

Member 1: Getting born in the state of Mississippi
Member 2: Her papa was a copper, and her mama was a hippy
Member 3: In Alabama she will swing a hammer
Member 4: Price you got to pay when you break the panorama
Member 1: She never knew that there was anything more than poor
Member 2: What in the world does your company take me for?
Member 3: Black bandanna, sweet Louisiana
Member 4: Robbing on a bank in the state of Indiana
Member 1: She’s a runner Rebel, and a stunner
Member 2: On her merry way sayin’ Baby what you gonna
Member 3: Looking down the barrel of a hot bell forty-five
Member 4: Just another way to survive