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L.2 - Specific (Understanding parts of the text)

Music Video Lesson - John Legend

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)

I love a bit of easy-listening in the evening.

John Legend is a great artist to listen to on the weekend when you need to unwind and relax before the working week starts all over again!

Listen to this song and try and put the correct words in each gap.

Before you listen, try reading through the lyrics and guessing which words are missing.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

Average: 4.1 (21 votes)

A blast from the past: Something or someone that returns after a period of absence. It is normally applied to things that were thought of fondly previously and are making a welcome return - particularly pop songs.

This song is definitely a blast from the past. It was originally written and sung by Joni Mitchell in 1970. It was then covered in 2002 by The Counting Crows, and this is the version you are going to listen to.

Music Lesson - Paloma Faith

Average: 4.6 (28 votes)

Paloma Faith is one of the few CD's I have in my kitchen and this song goes around and around in my head after I listen to it. It's so catchy! Listen to the song and try and complete the gaps with the vocabulary below. Before you listen, read through and guess which word you think fits in each gap.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Penelope Cruz - Listening

Average: 4.2 (18 votes)

Requested by Yura.

Do you remember the lesson English accents? The lesson aimed to give you an awareness of the many different accents that you may hear people speaking in.

You should expose yourself to as many different accents as possible as it is very unlikely you will only hear ‘standard English’ when outside the classroom.

Penelope Cruz is an actress from Spain.

Listen very carefully to the interview and then see if you can answer the true or false questions below.

Music Videos Listening Lesson - Forever Young

Average: 4.1 (17 votes)

'Forever Young. I want to be forever young'. So true...How about you? Would you like to stay young forever or are you looking forward to getting older?

In this simple lesson all you need to do is fill in the gaps with the correct vocabulary. Listen carefully!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Leo DiCaprio Interview

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

Leo DiCaprio became one of my favourite actors after I saw him in the film ‘Blood Diamond’.

It is an amazing film, full of drama and suspense and I even studied the story with some of my students at EC Cape Town English school.

This lesson tests your ability to listen for specific words and information. Listen carefully to the interview and then try to decide which word is being said. Then, if you haven’t already, go and watch the movie!

Listening: Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet

Average: 4 (12 votes)

Michael Buble is an excellent singer for those learning English as he sings the lyrics very clearly.

I have written some words, along with their meanings, above the song.

All you need to do is listen and decide which word goes in which gap. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Lesson - I love your smile

Average: 3.8 (17 votes)

Studying can be extremely stressful. You have an essay due in, you need to learn a certain grammar point and at some point you have to make dinner! So here’s a song to make you smile and relax! I think it’s about how even when life is hard, there are always people there who care for you. Of course it still has to be a lesson, but I hope after you’ve completed this you’ll be inspired to find some of your own music that you can wind down to…

Pocahontas - Just Around the River Bend

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

Do you remember this song from the Disney movie, Pocahontas? See if you can complete the gaps. All of the missing words are related to geography and landscapes. Good luck!
By Caroline Devane

Music Lesson - Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Average: 3.8 (11 votes)

I have removed some important verbs from thi song. This is excellent listening practice and will remind you of, or teach you, some useful verbs.
By Caroline Deavne