Music ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets

Music Mania

ESL Music Game - Vocabulary: Providing Vocabulary, Identifying - Pair and Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

Here is an enjoyable music quiz game to help students practice vocabulary related to music. Teams take turns picking up a card and reading the question to the other team. If a team hears a question beginning with 'Name...', they provide vocabulary or names related to the music-based question. If a team hears a question beginning with 'Which word...', they decide which music-related word does not belong in a sequence of four. If a team answers correctly, they keep the card. If not, the card is removed from the game. The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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Music Trivia Challenge

ESL Music Activity - Vocabulary: Gap-fill, Multiple-choice Quiz, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this free music activity, students complete trivia questions about music and then take part in a quiz using the questions. In two groups, students begin by completing music trivia questions using the words provided. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. Students then take turns reading each music question along with three multiple-choice options to their partner, who has to try to guess the correct answer. For each correct answer, students score one point. The student with the most points at the end of the quiz wins.
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Words That Rock!

ESL Music Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Categorising, Binary Choice, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

Here is a music vocabulary worksheet to help students learn and practice words related to music. To begin, students complete collocations related to music by matching verbs with suitable endings. Next, students write 'P' next to the music collocations that performers or creators of music would do, and 'L' next to the things that listeners of music would do. Students then put words related to music in the correct categories. After that, students underline the correct music-related words in a set of sentences. Students then complete sentences with music vocabulary from a box. Following that, students underline the correct words in music conversation questions. Lastly, students ask and answer the questions with a partner.
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