What Does Your Musical Taste Say About You?

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Tend to + Verb
Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
What Does Your Music Say About You? | ESL Lesson Plan for Intermediate Students

Lesson Description

That is music to my ears! In this lesson, students will discuss music and how it speaks to us. This lesson features a video that explains musical preference and how it relates to our personality and attitude. Students will learn and practice prepositions, the use of “tend to + verb”, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss musical preference and how it relates to personality and attitude

  • To learn and review prepositions and the use of “tend to + verb”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


The video analyzes how our musical preferences relate to our attitudes and personality. People often listen to music as a way to set the mood, motivate themselves during a workout, or even gain inspiration. How much are those choices influenced by underlying personality traits?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

genre [noun]: a category of art, music, or literature
self esteem [noun]: an impression of oneself
evoke [verb]: to bring to mind or to the surface
outgoing [adjective]: friendly and willing to meet and talk to new people
be attracted to [verb]: to find something or someone very interesting or good-looking
lyrics [noun]: the words of a song
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