"An attempt to integrate the teaching of the English language & ICT, using MUSIC as a mere pretext."


Sunday, March 15, 2015

(SOME) TOP HITS OF 2014


(SOME) TOP HITS OF 2014
... IN JUST 2,5 MINUTES!! 

Michael and Carissa Alvarado

Michael and Carissa Alvarado are American singers. 
They are the two members of the husband and wife duo known as "Us The Duo".
The band consists of Carissa on vocals and Michael on guitar, piano, banjo, ... and everything else.

Their music videos are very famous on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
They became very popular via the video platforms YouTube and Vine.
They are really interested in their impact on internet and they use it to interact with their fans.

"We like staying connected to our fans 
because they are the reason we are where we are".

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Before listening to their music, let's discover something about them.

On Facebook:

* TASK 1: 
 Visit their Facebook Page and discover the type of music they play and their official website:
                                        
                                    MUSIC GENRE: ........................................
                                    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: ...............................

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Have a look at the following music video, 
where they cover some of the Top 40 songs in 2014, 
and simple enjoy it ...!!

On YouTube:

Can you guess how many songs are there on the following video? 
                                                                                                                    Count them !!


If you are interested, you can follow the lyrics (from the chorus of the songs) here:
1.

'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh


2.

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off


3. 

‘Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars                                                                                                                                              I think I saw you


4.

So am I wrong?
For thinking that we could be something for real?
(Oh yeah yeah yeah)


5.

I’m gonna swing from the chandelier                                                                                                                                                                        From the chandelier


6.

This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

  
7.

Because you know I'm all about that bass,
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass,


8.

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth


9.

So I'm following the map that leads to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you


10.

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too?



11.

Hey baby, even though I hate ya
I wanna love ya
I want you-u-u


12.
 
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
no-no-no-no-no
No place I'd rather be x2

http://www.sweetslyrics.com/1046311.Clean%20Bandit%20-%20Rather%20Be.html

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... Do you know them all?
If not ...,
... How many songs do you know?

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You can check the list of the songs that appear on the video:

1.- "All Of Me" - John Legend
2.- "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift
3.- "A Sky Full of Stars" - Coldplay
4.- "Am I Wrong" - Nico & Vinz
5.- "Chandelier" - Sia
6.- "Break Free" - Ariana Grande
7.- "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor
8.- "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
9.- "Maps" - Maroon 5
10.- "Rude" - Magic!
11.- "Problem" - Ariana Grande
12.- "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit ft. Jesse Glynne

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On Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia):

* TASK 2:
Using Wikipedia discover the Country of Origin of the different artist/s:


SONG

ARTIST/S

COUNTRY
1.


2.


3.


4.


5.


6.


7.


8.


9.


10.


11.


12.



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Now coming back to the lyrics of the songs:

On-line Dictionaries:

* TASK 3:
Using the given on-line dictionaries

3.a) Look up the following words and complete their definitions in English:

- PLAYER: a person who takes part in...                 (1st song)
- CHANDELIER: an ornamental ...                          (5th song)


3.b) Look up the following word and find a synonym with 9 letters, starting with "F":

-HAPPY:   F _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _                               (8th song)


3.c) Look up the following word and find an antonym with 5 letters, starting with "E":

- FULL:   E _  _  _  _                                                  (3rd song)

Use: Merriam-Webster 
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On a Language Website:

* TASK 4:
Find Examples of Informal Contractions in Colloquial English:


Examples of Informal Contractions Colloquial English
Formal English
……
……
……
……


If you need some extra help, you can have a look first at the chart shown on the following website: Language Learning Base

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On Blogger:

* TASK 5:
Give your opinion on "English@Edrissis": Which one do you like most?
1.- Select your favourite song from the music video.
2.- Write a Comment on this post about which of the 12 songs you lke most.

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FURTHER READING
On their Official Website:
If you are interested in their story,
You can visit their Official website
FURTHER LISTENING
On YouTube:
If you are interested in some of the songs they perform on this music video,
You can watch the videos and listen to the original songs,
visiting YouTube
.

73 comments:

  1. I love this lesson plan Jesus!!!

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  2. My two favorite songs are "Happy " by Pharrell Williams and "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor

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  3. The song that I liked most of all is " happy" because it transmits good vibes and we uplifting, especially on those bad days we all have at some point in life

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  4. The song i like most is "chandelier" by Shia Juan Manuel Mescua Lara (year 4-ESPA morning)

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  5. The song I like most is "Problem", by Ariana Grande.
    Alex Serrán Heredia (Year 4-ESPA / MORNING)

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  6. The song I like most is "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift.
    Hallar Mohamed Ahmed (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  7. The song I like most is "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor.
    Zuraia Ayat Ahmed (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  8. I had seen this video and all the songs sounded, and the truth is that I liked quite all, but certainly, ''I'd take all of me''- John Legend
    Carmen Durán León (Year 3-ESPA/AFTERNOON)

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  9. The song I like most is "Happy" , by Pharell Williams
    Kholoud Acharqui (Year 4-ESPA/MORNING

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  10. Thanks for sharing, and great song. Goodluck

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  11. The song I like most is "Chandelier", by Sia.
    Malika Mohamed Oulad ( year 4 -ESPA / AFTERNOON)

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  12. The song I like most is "All About That Bass", by Meghan Trainor.
    Erica Calahorrano Castellano (year 4 -ESPA / AFTERNOON )

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  13. The song I like most is "Maps", by Maroon 5.
    Fatima Mohamed Hamed (year 4 -ESPA / AFTERNOON)

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  14. The song I like most is "PROBLEM" - Arianna Grande.
    Aadnan Maimouni Bakali El Mohamdi (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  15. The song like most is " All of me" , by John legend.
    Encarnación gonzález ocaña(year 3-ESPA/Morning)

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  16. The song I like most is"PROBLEM",by ARIANA GRANDE.
    Susana Morant Bejar(year 4-ESPA-AFTERNOON).

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  17. I like all the songs that appear in this video.
    ilham el bsibsi (year 3_ESPA/Afternoon)

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  18. The song I like most is "Happy", by Pharrell Williams.
    Mohamed Kallita Ahmed (Year 4 - ESPA/MORNING)

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  19. The song I like most is "PROBLEM",by ARIANA GRANDE. Gema García León (year 4 - ESPA / AFTERNOON)

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  20. The song i like the most is " shake it off " , by Taylor Swift

    Hanae El Maknouzi ( Year 4 - ESPA / MORNING )

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  21. I like all the songs that appear in this video(.inas mohamed 3 ESPA afternon)

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  22. The song I like most is " Rude ", by magic!.
    Salua taieb sarhan ( year 4- espa/morning).

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  23. The song I like most is "Shake It Off ", by Taylor Swift.
    Mohamed Abdeselam Salah (Year 4-ESPA/AFTERNOON)

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  24. The song I like most is "Break Free", by Ariana Grande.
    Otman El Akhdar ( year 3- ESPA / AFTERNOON)

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  25. The song I like most is "Happy" , by Pharrell Wiliams.
    Morad Jalil Salah (Year 3-ESPA / AFTERNOON).

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  26. The song i like most is " All Of Me" , by John Legend.
    Farah Mohamed Ahmed ( Year3-ESPA/MORNING).

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  27. The song I like most is "All Of Me ",by John Legend.
    Zuria Ali Mohamed (Year 4- ESPA / MORNING) .

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  28. The song I like mostró is "Al Of Me",by John Legend.
    Alejandra Barcelona Ocaña (Year 4-ESPA,
    MORNING).

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  29. The song I like most is "Happy",by Pharrell Williams.
    Juan Antonio González Ocaña(Year 3-ESPA,
    MORNING).

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  30. The song Ilike most is "Break Free" by Ariana Grande
    Violeta González Sánchez (Year 4-ESPA ; AFTERNOON)

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  31. The song I like most is "Problem" by Ariana Grande
    Veronica Muela Gil (Year 4-ESPA, MORNING).

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  32. The song I like most is "All of me" by John Legend
    Dunia (Year 4-ESPA, AFTERNOOM)

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  33. The song I like most is "All of me" by John Legend
    Mirfet Ben Moussa(yer 3-ESPA. AFTERNOON)

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  34. The song I like most is "Happy" , by Pharrell Williams.
    Joana Matres Blanco ( Yer 4-ESPA , MORNING)

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  35. the best video by John Legend "All of me" romantic song for souvenirs ...?
    And in particular the most beautiful song is to Pharrell Williams, "happy" the most popular of late 2013 until now.
    Mohamed Abdel-lah Ali (year4-ESPA / AFTERNOON)

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  36. The song I like most is "Shake It Off ", by Taylor Swift.
    Ismael Mustafa Lopez (Year 4-ESPA/AFTERNOON)

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  37. The song I like most is "chandelier", by Sia.
    Jorge Ortiz Trujillo (Year 4-ESPA/AFTERNOOON)

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  38. The song I like most is Chsndelier by Sia Emilia rivera ortiz (year 3-SPA/Afternoon)

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  39. The song I like most is "Am I Wrong", by Nico & Vinz.
    Yusef Abdel-Lah Mohamed (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  40. I like song, cause is the best. Thanks for sharing and goodluck!

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  41. The song Ilike most is " Happy " , by Pharrell Williams.
    Btisam Abdel-lah Abdeselam ( Year 4-ESPA / MORNING ).

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    1. the song like most is * Happy*, Pharrell Williams.

      Alejandra Algeciras Garcia
      (year 4 - espa morning)

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  42. The song I like most is " shake it of" , by Taylor Swift.
    Dunia Ahmed Lahasen (Year 4-ESPA / AFTERNOON).

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  43. The song I like most is "Happy" ,by Pharrell Williams
    Diego Fernando Delgado Mejía (Year 4-ESPA/Afternoon)

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  44. The song I like most is "Break Free", by Ariana Grande
    Lady Laura González Delgado (Year-4-ESPA/Morning)

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  45. La cancion que mas me gusta es "happy" de pharrell williams .
    Sara Mohamed Hamed (4ESPA/Mañana)

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  46. The song I like most is "Happy", by John Legend.
    Mohamed zaizoun El Madani (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  47. THE SONG I LIKE MOST IS "HAPPY" BY PHARREL WILLIAMS
    NABILA TAZRAKT (YEAR 3 -ESPA/ AFTERNOON)

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  48. The song I like most is "Break Free", by Ariana Grande
    Séfora Sánchez De la Cruz (Year-4-ESPA/Morning)

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  49. The song I like most is "All Of Me" by John Legend
    Dunia Mohamed Ahmed (Year-4-ESPA/AFTERNOON)

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  50. The song I like most is "Break Free" by Ariana Grande
    Ikram Abdeselam Ahmed (Year-4-ESPA/MORNING)

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  51. The song i like most is "Chandelier" by Sia
    Juan Manuel Mescua Lara (Year 4 Espa/Morning)

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  52. The song I like most is "Chandelier" by Sia
    Juan Manuel Mescua Lara (Year 4 Espa/Morning)

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  53. Me favorite song is Chandelier by Sia
    Álvaro de la Casa
    Year 3Esp/Afternoon

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  54. the son like most is * chandelier* by sia Ana león Carcaño (year 3 espa
    Morning)

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  55. The song I like most is "Shake it off " by Taylor Swift
    Latifa Echarkaoui (Year 4-ESPA/AFTERNOON)

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  56. The song I like most is "Maps" by Maroon 5

    Andrea Solano (Year 3 - Morning)

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  58. The song i like most is "a sky full of stars" by Coldplay
    Fco Javier Barranco (year 4-ESPA/Morning)

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  59. The song I like most is " All About That Bass" , by : Meghan Trainor .
    Samra Abdelkader Blanco ( year 3 ESPA/ Afternoon)

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  60. the song i like most is "a sky full of stars " ,by Coldplay.
    Mohamed Saber Chairi Mohamed(year 4 ESPA/Afternoon)

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  61. The song I like most is "happy" by pharrell williams.
    Sara Mohamed Hamed (year 4 ESPA/morning)

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  62. The song that i liked most is "Break Free" from Ariana Grande.
    Cristian Díaz Rodas ( 4 ESPA Tarde)

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  63. THE SONG i LIKE MOST IS " A SKY FULL OF STARS" , BY COLPLAY
    ANTONIO ENRIQUE CASTRO CERDAN ( 3º ESPA / AFETERNOON)

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  64. The song I like most is "All of Me" by John Legend.
    Hamza Benaicha (year 4 ESPA/ Afternoon)

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  65. The song I like most is "Chandelier", by Sia.
    Noelia Pajares Hita (Year 3-ESPA/MORNING)

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  66. Name: Hallar el Habti Mohamed
    Group: 4º afternoon
    Birthdate: 03 June 1996

    Song: All of Me
    By: John Legend
    Video-clip:https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cause+i+give+john+legend
    Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnlegend/allofme.html

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  67. The song i like most is chandeliere,by sia
    Jonathan Mateo Rovira(Year 3,ESPA,Afternoon

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  68. The song i like most is ''Am I Wrong" by Nico and Vinz ( Year 4º, ESPA, Morning)

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    1. The song i like most is ''Am I Wrong" by Nico and Vinz
      Luis Segado Santos ( Year 4º, ESPA, Morning)

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