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Music Video Lesson: Joss Stone

Average: 3.1 (23 votes)

Let's learn English through songs. It's a fun and simple way for you to brush up on your listening skills. You can listen to the words over and over again until you can fully understand them. Learning English through songs is also a good way of picking up some natural English expressions especially slang words.

Music Video: Jack Johnson - Questions

Average: 3.3 (23 votes)

Here's a song by the wonderful Jack Johnson to get you thinking. First read through the lyrics and try to guess which word is missing from the gap. Then listen and complete the gaps. Finally, let me know what questions you think the singer wants to ask. Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Advanced Level Listening: How to Spot a Liar

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

I noticed that some of you would like more realistic listening practice, so here's another Ted lecture for you to test your listening skills!

Music Video Lesson: Jason Mraz

Average: 1.7 (377 votes)

This song is currently one of the top singles in the UK, by American singer Jason Mraz. Read the lyrics and try to guess which word fits in the gap before you listen. Think about the meaning of the song and which words have similar pronunciation to help you.
Lesson by Caroline

Music Video: Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine

Average: 2.4 (54 votes)

I hadn't heard this song before today and I actually really like it. Read through the lyrics and try to guess which word fits in each gap. Then listen and complete the gaps with the missing words. Enjoy!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Video Lesson: Come What May

Average: 2.6 (50 votes)

This song was made famous by the movie, Moulin Rouge. Did you enjoy this film? I loved the songs but found the movie quite boring! Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the missing words listed below. I've taken out some 'easy' words as well as some more challenging ones, did you know all the words before you listened or did you learn some new ones? Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

Listening Lesson: Talk to the animals!

Average: 1.9 (193 votes)

Talk to the animals!

This is a classic song from the musical, Doctor Dolittle, a story about a man who learns to talk with every animal in the world. There are many animals in the song and all you need to do is listen and complete the gaps with the animal you hear. However, there are only seven animals but ten gaps! Can you work out which other animals are missing? Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline


Average: 1.9 (334 votes)

English pronunciation can be very tricky, especially when words are spelt in a similar way but said completely differently! Here’s an exercise to help you practise. Of the words in red, which have the same pronunciation? For example:

Music Video: Jessie J - Big White Room

Average: 2.7 (23 votes)

Jessie J isn't known for her ballads, but this is one of my favourite songs of hers. I think it is about a woman at the end of a relationship, who is trying to find a way to cope. Listen to the song and then complete the gaps with the words listed below. Do you know any other songs by Jessie J? Which is your favourite?

Lesson by Caroline

Advanced Listening: The Power of Smiling!

Average: 2 (220 votes)

Here is another Ted lecture and a lesson that will help you live longer, be more successful and feel as if you’ve eaten lots of chocolate without the calories! Listen to the lecture and see if you can answer the questions below true or false. I recommend you listen at least twice and listen carefully, as the man giving the talk, Ron Gutman, speaks quite quickly! Excellent English practice and hopefully a lesson that will stay with you for a while!