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The Helsinki Lamentation Choir

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(Barbara at Language Lab Unleashed has posted similar videos from several other countries that I’d recommend you check-out)

A composer in Helsinki made a list of common complaints made by residents, and then turned them into the fun choral work in the below video.

It got me wondering if doing something like this could be turned into a fun English-language learning opportunity for students — maybe we could compile a list and, even though I’m doubtful students would want to sing them, they could make posters or create fun skits using them.

Or maybe I just like this performance and am trying to come up with a rationale for posting it in this blog? πŸ™‚

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Thank you for this. A quick search on youtube found many many more (many of which I have posted over on our blog so as not to take up too much real estate here).

    The ideas for how to use this in 2nd language classes are bouncing through my brain. Thank you for getting those thoughts started!


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