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T.17 - Music

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

Listening: Aloe Blacc 'I'm Beautiful'

Average: 3.9 (11 votes)

Some words of advice from the wonderful singer, Aloe Blacc. I have written some words and their meanings at the top of this lesson, all you need to do is fill in the gaps in the lyrics with the correct word.

Warning: His accent is quite difficult to understand so listen carefully! This is, of course, excellent practice for real conversation!
Lesson by Caroline

Listening: Oliver 'Food, Glorious Food'

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

I am absolutely famished, so hungry, totally starving! So what else could I do, but choose a song for this musical lesson that is all about food.

I have removed some types of food or food related vocabulary from this famous song from Oliver. See if you can complete the gaps with the correct words.

Right, I’m off to make a sandwich!

There are loads of other words in this song related to food and eating. Can you find them?
Lesson by Caroline

Music Listening - Fairytale

Average: 4.2 (12 votes)

A while ago, I wrote a listening lesson based on the Taylor Swift song, ‘Today was a fairytale’ which is a song about romance, love and happy endings.

This song by Sarah Bareilles, is also about fairytales, but looks at them in a new light! Listen to the song and see if you can fill in the missing words.

You don't have to listen to the whole song.

Good luck!

Elementary Listening

Average: 3.6 (20 votes)

I fell in love with this song when I heard it on the American dance programme ‘So you think you can dance’.

It reminded me of a great tip that really helps some students to remember vocabulary. If you are having trouble remembering a word, try associating a movement with that word. Then when you hear that word you’ll think of the movement and remember the meaning! I challenge you to choose five new pieces of vocabulary and give each one a movement. I hope this helps!

Rihanna - Take A Bow Listening Lesson

Average: 4 (17 votes)

This song is full of theatre and performing arts related vocabulary, so obviously I love it. I’ve removed all this vocabulary, all you need to do is listen and put the words in the correct gaps.

Note: some of the words are used more than once.
Lesson by Caroline

Listening: So Sick

Average: 3.7 (13 votes)

This week’s focus is on music, so here’s an extra song for you. This is a Ne-Yo cover by Fall Out Boy. To make it a bit more challenging, I’m not going to give you the vocabulary this time, so listen carefully. Let me know how you get on.
Lesson by Caroline

Music Vocabulary - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.7 (9 votes)

Do you know the following words related to music?

Music Lesson: My Way

Average: 3.6 (10 votes)

Music Lesson: Fred Jones Part Two

Average: 3.3 (16 votes)