COLLOCATIONS-CHANT: FIXING EXPRESSIONS FOREVER – beginner / intermediate / advanced / children / teens / adults
Chants are a very repetitive way of embedding expressions in the brain so that they become second-nature and just 'sound right' without having to resort to learning grammar rules and translating from one's own language with the inevitable often horrific results.
I have been setting expressions to music and rhythmic chants for decades with excellent results.
LISTEN TO ME. and GO TO are two expressions which are constantly wrong in my classes - students just cannot remember to use the preposition with these verbs - so I have invented this chant in the hope of fixing these expressions forever!!
You can download the worksheets to the song below.
Hope it's useful!
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My name is Susan Brodar, born in London into a multilingual family and brought up bilingual English / Italian.