Modern languages

5th March 2004 at 00:00
Rock music is universally popular, providing all sorts of possibilities for language work in an interesting context. The MTV website of target language countries is a rich source. And there are plenty of other sites where students can catch up on gossip or source profiles of their favourite artists. Go to Google, click on preferences and select the language. At KS3, simple pen-portraits provide a vehicle for practising physical descriptions, birthdays, nationalities, leisure interests and more. KS4 students can produce more sophisticated text incorporating adjectives, adverbs, tenses and conjunctions. Budding musicians could create original music with lyrics written by their classmates.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today