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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Language: English
Theme: parts of the body

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” is the perfect song for practising parts of the body. Through the song, the students can memorize the body words and familiar to the plural form. When we sing this song, we add to the body language to inspire students’ interesting. There are a few versions in Youtube, but all seem literal translation for an English-speaking public. The song is often sung to the tune of “London Bridge is Fallind Down“.

 

English version:

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
And eyes and, ears and, mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

French Translation:

Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds

Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds,
Genoux et pieds.
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds,
Genoux et pieds.
Les yeux, les oreilles, la bouche et le nez.
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds,
Genoux et pieds.

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • body parts: head, shoulders, knees, eyes, ears, mouth, nose.

Grammar and Phonology:

  • plural [z] : shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears
  • head /hed/
  • shoulder (Br) [ˈʃəʊldə] (Am) [ˈʃəʊldər]
  • knee [niː], please be careful the letter k is silent
  • toe (singular) [təʊ], toes (plural) [təʊz]
  • eyes [‘aiz], ears [‘iəz], mouth [‘maʊƟ], nose [‘nəʊz]

Teaching suggestions:

  • Asking where body parts are (Where’s your head? Where’s your shoulder? Where’s your knee? Where are your toes? Where are your eyes? Where’s your ear? Where’s your mouth? Where’s your nose?) – Students point to the body parts and everybody say Here!

 

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