On listening "Rather Be" by the British band Clean Bandit for the first time, we had no doubt: this song is exceptional and it gives you lots of energy, too. What's more, considering just some of its phrases, such as "switch up your batteries" and "stake out", we decided to add an extra section from this week on: it will be entitled "Memorable phrases" and it will collect some of the best idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs that are noteworthy for you and your students, too. Equally important for us is the fact that today we're writing our post #100 and we're thankful to all those who still support and bookmark Sing Along With It! among the handy ESL resources around the web!
Grammar focus on: would
Activity: circle the right option
Lyrics taken from: http://www.metrolyrics.com/rather-be-lyrics-clean-bandit.html
Let's talk about: the video clip of the song. Watch the girl's daily routine and write down a list of the activities she does. Compare your list with your classmates' one.
a) Switch up your batteries! or also Recharge your batteries! means "to get more energy";
b) to stake out means 1) to mark an area with fences; 2) to wait outside a building and keep it under surveillance; 3) to defend or to firmly believe in something.