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What do you want to do?

Target Language: I want to....
Target Grade: All ages
This song is in the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

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What do you want to do?
by Richard Graham

What do you want to do?
What do you want to do?

I want to eat
I want to drink
I want to read
I want to sleep

What do you want to do?
What do you want to do?

I want to sing
I want to cook
I want to dance
I want to stop!

To make grammar really easy to teach, this song follows on from "Eat! Sing! Dance!" (it's the same vocab) and leads into "What do you want to be?" ( or "What are you doing?" ) which can make what can be a challenging sentence into something really easy!

How to teach ....

First of all do the "Eat! Sing! Dance!" lesson.

Practise all the songs in the imperative form i.e. eat! drink! Simply give commands and get the kids to do the action whilst repeating the word.

Now introduce "I want to eat", really exaggerate how hungry you are!

With the picture cards on the board (or projector if you're using the software) ask the kids how they would say "I want to ..." with the other vocab words.

Now introduce the question "What do you want to do?" and run through the song acapella without any music but with lots of gestures.

Once the kids have got the hang of it, kick in the mp3 to get them all excited! There are two versions of this song, one is a modern dance track, one is a more traditional "kids like" version.

Once you've done this song it's really easy to change it into "What do you want to be?" which makes an often challenging question really easy to teach!

Recommended Game

1. Everyone stands up.
2. Everyone sings "What do you want to do?"
3. Everyone claps two times.
4. Everyone chooses one action and whilst singing the line ( e.g. "I want to dance") they do the gesture.
5. If any of the kids have chosen the same as the teacher, they are out and sit down.
6. Repeat from 2 until all the kids are sat down.

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This song is in the Teacher's Set.


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