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


Monday, October 9, 2017

TRUE COLORS


Talking about colours...

How do you spell it correctly? COLOR or COLOUR?

Both of them are correct:

COLOR (American English) - COLOUR (British English)

                  By the way...

How many colours do you know?

How many colours are there in the picture?

What colour is your favourite?

Which colour is the best one? Why?



TRUE COLORS 

Listen to One Voice Children's Choir sing "TRUE COLORS".

Watch as children from the choir begin singing in pure white clothing, 
and then end the song covered in colorful powder.

The Group:
One Voice Children's Choir is a non-profit children's musical group based in the USA.

The Song:
"TRUE COLORS" is originally made by Cindy Lauper, 
but nowadays it is a song performed by Justin Timberlake.


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After Checking the lyrics of the song 
discuss its meaning


Pay attention to the Chorus:

(...)
But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow
(...)

What is the real meaning of the song?

"Don't be afraid to show your true colors"

1.- An incredible metaphor for what we humans can do together despite our differences.
2.- We all have our weaknesses, but we have to pay attention to our positive things.
3.- There is a diversity between the children. It shows a mixture of wonderful race -really true colors.
4.- We all rae the same, Humans. All the colors of the world in one planet.

All of them are real interpretations of the song by different people.
The song can mean something different to everyone who hears it.

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DIFFERENT "TRUE COLORS"

Now compare different versions of the song "TRUE COLORS" 
Match the videos (different versions of the song)  with the singers:

1. Cyndi Lauper
2. Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick
3. Phil Collins
4. Perpetuum Jazzile

1- ...
2- ...
3- ...
4- ...

A.

B.

C.

D.



Which version do you like? Why?


GUESSING.- 

In your opinion,

a) Which version is the original one?
b) Which version is made without any musical instruments?
c) Which version is the soundtrack of the film "THE TROLLS"?
d) Which version is sang by a British singer?

***

Just to finish, 
Remember...


But I see your true colors

Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

***


Friday, February 10, 2017

THANK YOU

THANK YOU !!

Do you know the song "THANK YOU"
by the English singer DIDO??



We share here a Project about the song "Thank You",
carried out by one of our students.

It is an excellent example of a Good Educative Practice 
in our English Classroom at CEPA "Edrissis", Ceuta (Spain).

His author is YUSEF ABDEL-LAH MOHAMED,
a 21-year-old student of English in "Secondary Education for Adults".
(February, 2017)



On his own words...
This piece of work fulfills all the objectives foreseen
in the development of this task-based project:

"El proyecto me ha brindado la oportunidad 
de trabajar con ámbitos que me apasionan:
las nuevas tecnologías e internet, 
la música y la lengua inglesa".
                                                            YUSEF  

***

As a summary of all the online sites used.
we can observe the following Word-Cloud:


As the result of the combination of all of them,
dealing with the MUSIC in ENGLISH
and different selected tools on INTERNET,
this is the final product.

We hope you like it!!



Justo to finish, and in case you don't know it,
 listen to the song "Thank you", by Dido
and watch her official video-clip:




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Thank You, Yusef !!

Thank you for your enthusiasm
and sharing your project with us all!
.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"A CAPPELLA"

"A CAPPELLA"

Have you ever heard about 
VOCAL SAMPLING?



VOCAL SAMPLING is a musical group from Cuba. 
They are known for their adaptations of traditional famous songs.

The six members of Vocal Sampling sing "a cappella"
 imitating the different musical instruments used originally in such songs.

As a good example of their work,
watch (and enjoy) their version of
"HOTEL CALIFORNIA", by Eagles.

Remember they have 
No MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
They sing 
ONLY with their VOICES !!



Now you can compare that adaptation 
with the original version of that song by
EAGLES.


And you can watch the original "HOTEL CALIFORNIA" 
on the following video:


I hope you enjoy both versions ;-)

FURTHER INFORMATION.-
You can check the lyrics of HOTEL CALIFORNIA.