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ESLgo.com's "Iron Lady" class

ESLgo.com does not charge for this online class. You will, however, need to listen to the song "Iron Lady" written by Phil Ochs, an American folk singer. The song is available on What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs. This alblum consists of two CDs and future classes offered by ESLgo.com will make use of songs on this alblum. You can try to find it in your local music store or you can purchase it from Amazon.com:

cover Buy What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs from Amazon.com

This class starts with a focus on listening and vocabulary. The focus then switches to the arguments about the death penalty expressed in this song. Finally, you will be encouraged to express your own arguments aboutt he death penalty.

First:

Listen to the song "Iron Lady". The iron lady is a metaphor for the electric chair, which is used to execute (kill) criminals. Judging from the words and/or the mood of the song, do you think the singer agrees with the death penalty?

The Iron Lady class consists of:

Class part Activity Time
Intro General information about the class and listen for for the main idea of the song. 5 minutes plus however long it takes you to get the song.
Part A Introduction to some difficult vocabulary. 10 minutes
Part B Listen for the new vocabulary words. 10 minutes
Part C Examine the song's lyrics and identify the arguments. 10 minutes
Part D Express your own opinion on the death penalty forum. As much (or as little) time as you like.

For differnt music, try this Australian Music Community.