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T.17 - Music

Music Video Lesson: Jason Mraz

Average: 3.6 (52 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: 3.6 (24 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: 2.9 (40 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: 3.5 (25 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

Video Music Lesson: Whitney Houston - I Know Him So Well

Average: 3 (24 votes)

Whitney Houston is famous for a number of classic songs, including this duet with her mother, Cissy Houston.

Tragically, she recently passed away at the age of 48. This song is about the difficulty of relationships and the heartbreak of letting someone go.

Read through the lyrics first and try to guess which word fits in each gap, then listen and check your answers.

What is your favourite Whitney song? Let us know.

Elementary Level: Adjective + Of

Average: 3.3 (30 votes)

Some adjectives are followed by a preposition. It can be confusing for English learners because there are no rules to help you remember which prepositions are used with which adjectives. The best way to learn is through practice.

The following seven adjectives are all used with the preposition of.

Example: The letter I wrote was full of mistakes.

Music Idioms

Average: 3.7 (18 votes)

The following idioms are all related to music. Which idiom do you think is being shown in the picture below?

I have chosen eight of the most common music idioms and have written them below along with their literal meaning. Now all you need to do is choose which idiom completes each sentence! Can you think of any more music idioms? Good luck!

Music Video Lesson: Wicked - For Good

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

This song is about what we learn from our relationships with others and how these relationships change the person we are. It is from the successful musical, Wicked. Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the correct word.

Note: please tell me if there is a singer, band, or song that you would like a lesson on. I’m always looking for new ideas!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Video: Kate Nash - We Get On

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

This song could be particularly useful for you if you are studying in (or wish to go to London), as the singer has quite a strong London accent. Her name is Kate Nash and she is famous for writing songs that don’t romanticise love and dating.

Read through the lyrics of this song first and then listen and try to complete the gaps with the missing words.

Music Video: Tracy Chapman 'Fast Car'

Average: 3.9 (15 votes)

This is a beautiful song by Tracy Chapman. Before you listen, read the lyrics as if they were a story and see if you can guess which word goes in each gap. Then listen to check your answers. Can you summarise the story in this song? What do you think the message of the song is?