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A1/B1 Learning English with songs: Lonely Day by System Of A Down

I chose this song to practise superlative structures because the lyrics are absolutely crystal clear, (quite surprisingly as SOAD is an Alternative heavy metal band). It’s true that it may not be a good song for those who feel a little depressed, but if you’re into this type of music, I’m pretty sure you’ll find…… Continue reading A1/B1 Learning English with songs: Lonely Day by System Of A Down

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Learning English with songs: Que Será Será.

This song is just perfect to become familiar with structures that use ‘will’ for predictions. The song Que Será Será made it to the hit charts in 1956 after Doris Day’s interpretation in Hitchcock’s film The Man Who Knew Too Much. Funnily, Doris Day didn’t like Que Será Será as she thought it sounded like…… Continue reading Learning English with songs: Que Será Será.

People, relationships & family · songs

This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

This song by Madonna talks about a precious time, before reaching adulthood, when life did not have the complexities that unfortunately, seem to come into existence as one gets older. It’s a good way to practice the structure ‘used to’ to speak about things from the past that no longer happen. In this post you…… Continue reading This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

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Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

In no other way could I have started creating and uploading blog entries for this year, other than placing this beautiful cover by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole and his soothing ukele. It’s a song of hope, to which we all relate to during these times of troubles and worries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s…… Continue reading Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

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Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Summer Holiday

This is a good song for the present continuous and vocabulary related to holidays and having a good time. It’s a real oldie that people (especially children ) still sing when they are going on an excursion. In this activity, a whole sentence is missing. Listen and choose the correct option from the two that…… Continue reading Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Summer Holiday