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How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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Video Length: 4:44

Updated on: 11/01/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an animated video on how playing a musical instrument can benefit your brain. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about music and instruments. Students learn some important vocabulary words and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on parts of speech, vocabulary context usage, and choosing the present or past participle. The grammar activity features the usage of present and past participles for passive / active voice. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Lesson Activities

Music, Musical Instruments
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Parts of Speech, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Present / Past Participles
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Musical Instruments, Lifestyle

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