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Throwback Tuesdays: Hotel California - Life in 1970s Los Angeles

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

Guess the missing lyrics!

The Eagles' classic "Hotel California" was released as a single in February 1977. The song won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Hotel California" at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1978.

The song is the band's interpretation of the high life in 1970s Los Angeles, and the American dream.

Listen carefully and fill in the blanks to complete the lyrics of this all-time rock hit:

 

Wonderwall - A tribute to EC Manchester - Listening

Average: 3.2 (66 votes)

Guess the missing lyrics!

Our new school, EC Manchester, opened this month in a city famous for great music, including Britpop stars Oasis.

Listen carefully
and fill in the blanks to complete the lyrics of their hit song.

Wonderwall - A tribute to EC Manchester - Listening

Average: 3.2 (66 votes)

Guess the missing lyrics!

Our new school, EC Manchester, opened this month in a city famous for great music, including Britpop stars Oasis.

Listen carefully
and fill in the blanks to complete the lyrics of their hit song.

Music Video Lesson: India Arie

Average: 3.7 (84 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: 3.6 (16 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 (51 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 (27 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 (32 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: 4.5 (19 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: 3.4 (18 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