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Actualizado: 8 jul

Topics: General English - communication skills

Level: B1 and above

Skills: Speaking and Listening

Link to song: Bon Jovi - Misunderstood

(Warning! The video contains two scenes of adult nudity!)

Useful phrases for clarification:'s%20listen%20to%20a%20few,don't%20quite%20follow%20you.


  • To define the concept of misunderstanding

  • To learn about American rock band Bon Jovi

  • To watch a music video and work on the story

  • To listen to a song and focus on pronunciation: linking, elision, weak forms

  • To talk about past misunderstandings

  • To act out a situation in which people misunderstand each other

  • To work on emergent language

Use of language & lexis:

  • To use different tenses to talk about past and present experiences about misunderstandings

  • To learn / review the prefix mis- and word family and collocations: to misunderstand, to be misunderstood, (to have a) misunderstanding

  • To learn / review phrases to react to and clarify misunderstandings

  • To learn / review modal verbs in the past (should / would / could)

  • Optional: To learn / review second conditional

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Communication problem -Ss worksheet
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