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T.17 - Music

Music Video Lesson - All Saints 'Pure Shores'

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

This song is about finding a place where you can totally relax. For the singer, this place is the beach. I'm also from the seaside and really love to spend time by the sea, especially when I can eat fish and chips there! Listen to this song and try and complete the gaps with the correct lyrics.

You do not need to listen to the whole song.

Lesson by Caroline

Music Video Lesson - Anthony David

Average: 4 (13 votes)

I really like this song because it has some beautiful images, including sunshine, gold and rainbows!

Listen to this song and then put the words in the correct gaps.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Video Lesson - Pet Shop Boys

Average: 3.5 (10 votes)

Do you enjoy singing, dancing or running?

Listen to this song by the Pet Shop Boys and try and decide which word goes in which gap.

I thought this song was from the 1980’s but it’s actually from the early 1990’s.

Do you enjoy this kind of music?

Let me know!

By Caroline Devane

The Cave - Mumford & Sons

Average: 4.2 (11 votes)

I chose this song for a listening lesson as I think it has some interesting vocabulary.

I hope there will be a mixture of words you know very well and perhaps some that are less familiar.

Listen to the song and then see if you can put the words in the correct gaps.

I've written the meanings of the missing words to aid your understanding.
Lesson by Caroline

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

Listening: Marina and the Diamonds

Average: 3.5 (12 votes)

I think this song by Marina and the Diamonds has a really positive message.

Sometimes it can be really difficult to be everything that society expects of you.

We need to remember that we are only human and that we cannot please everyone.

Listen to the song and try and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

What message do you hear when you listen to the song?
Lesson by Caroline Devane

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 - Bruno Mars

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

A tip for guys: girls like compliments. You should sing/play this song to them regularly! This lesson is very simple, just listen to the song and put the correct words in each 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