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Tom Petty | Learning to Fly (Music Video)

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Video Length: 4:01

Updated on: 03/31/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a music video of Tom Petty's classic hit "Learning to Fly" and do a listening exercise on it. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about the music video themes. Students learn some important vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions from the song and imagery in the video. The grammar activity features the difference between the modal verbs 'may' and 'must'. There is a quiz and review with a bonus activity included.

Video Description

Music video by Tom Petty performing Learning To Fly.

Lesson Activities

Flying, Pilots
Pause the Video Frames, Short Answers
Phrasal Verbs
Modal Verbs - May / Must
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Tom Petty Song

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