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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!

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

Average: 2.8 (28 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.

Music Video: Taylor Swift - Breathe

Average: 3.5 (40 votes)

Taylor Swift won two awards at the Grammy's recently and seems to be getting more and more famous by the day. This song is well known for appearing in the recent Twilight movie and is about a very sad break up. Read through the lyrics first and guess what word goes in each gap. Then listen to the song and check your answers.

Whiteboard Lesson: Word Categories

Average: 3.1 (34 votes)

Harrison, who teaches at EC San francisco, shows us how we can expand our vocabulary.

Music Video Lesson: Wicked - For Good

Average: 3.3 (18 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