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Music Video Lesson: India Arie

Average: 3.7 (76 votes)

India Arie writes and sings beautiful love songs. Read through the lyrics and guess which word fits in the gap, then listen and check your answers. Enjoy the song and let us know how you did!

A Beautiful Surprise

Music Video: Boyce Avenue

Average: 3.9 (12 votes)

This song is by Boyce Avenue, a band that became famous over YouTube. Before you listen to the song and try to complete the gaps, I'd like you to think about the answers to these questions. How do you think these questions are related to the meaning of the song?

Music Video: Skyfall – Adele

Average: 3.9 (45 votes)

The famous English double agent, James Bond, has been in the news a lot this year.

Not only did the new film receive positive reviews, it is also fifty years since the first one came to the screen. This song is the official theme for the new film.

Read through the lyrics and try to guess which word completes the gap. Then listen to the song and check your answers. Enjoy!

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video: John Mayer - Say

Average: 4 (22 votes)

John Mayer writes and performs many beautiful songs. I particularly love the lyrics which is why I share them with you. Listen to the song and see if you can complete the gaps with the missing words. I’ve put the definitions of the words as well to help you. Is any of the vocabulary new to you?

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video: The Script

Average: 3.9 (26 votes)

The Script are an Irish rock band who have become very popular in the past few years. You do not have to listen to the whole song, just the first couple of verses. Before you listen to the song and try to complete the gaps, follow these steps:

  1. Read through the lyrics, can you guess which word fits where before you listen?
  2. Listen to check your answers.

I hope you enjoy it!

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video Lesson: Maroon 5

Average: 4.6 (15 votes)

Every now and again I try to choose a song for a listening lesson that was very popular at the time. This song by Maroon 5 got to number 2 in the UK charts, so perhaps you know the lyrics already! Listen to the song and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. Good luck! Before you listen, read through the lyrics and to try to guess which words best fit.

Music Video Lesson: Accidentally in Love

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

The next song was part of the soundtrack of one of the highest grossing films of recent years. The film has a creative imagination that brings together a number of fairy tale characters, who are loved by children and adults alike.

Enjoy the song and choose the correct word to complete the gaps. Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video: India Arie

Average: 2.3 (12 votes)

Here is a listening lesson for our higher level students. Read through the lyrics below to the beautiful song ‘this too shall pass’, sung by India Arie. First try to guess which word completes the gaps from the context then listen to check your answers. If you really want a challenge, have a look at the missing words and try to think of synonyms that could replace them...

Become a lyricist for the day!

Leson by Caroline

Music Video: Glee - A Boy Like That

Average: 3.6 (32 votes)

When I was Colombia, I watched lots of old movies with my husband. One of them was West Side Story, a musical based loosely on Romeo and Juliet. Listen to this song and see if you can complete the gaps with the missing words. Try reading through first guessing before you listen. I’ve used a recent version of the song that appeared in the TV show 'Glee', as the quality is better. Enjoy!

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video: All Saints

Average: 3.5 (23 votes)

I hadn't heard this song for years, until it came on the radio this morning. Do you remember it?

It was released in 1997, 15 years ago! Listen to the song and try to complete the gaps with the correct missing words. Before you listen, take a look at the lyrics and see if you can guess what the missing words may be. You may be able to figure out what words are missing by the context of the sentences.