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T.17 - Music

Music Lesson: 'Perfect Day'

Average: 2.9 (26 votes)

Here's a great chance to practise listening to a variety of authentic English accents. 

Listen to this classic Lou Reed song and complete the lyrics. I recommend that you listen to it once to get a feel for it and then listen to it again and type in the missing words.

You don't need to listen to the whole song. I have only included the lyrics for the first two minutes.

Do you recognise any of the famous musicians in the clip?

Music Idioms

Average: 4 (15 votes)

The beat of a different drum

To be different from the rest; to do things in your own way.
"Everyone except Sarah went to the bar. She marches to the beat of a different drum."

Blow your own trumpet

When you blow your own trumpet you boast about your achievements or talents; you are not modest.
"I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but I got the highest score on the test."

Coldplay: Viva La Vida

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)


Listen to the first three verses of this song and choose which word is being sung.

Music Lesson - Beatles 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)