A1 · A2 · Learning English with songs · Listening

Pink Floyd – Bike

This is a really hilarious song performed by Syd Barret. It’s a sort of wierd love song where the boy is wooing a girl offering her the few things that he has and sharing stories and facts about his daily life with her. The end of the song is quite scary and I can’t help wondering if the girl didn’t actually turn out to be ‘the type of girl that fits into his world’. I’m aware that some blog visitors will think me completely bonkers for using this song and that my students may even think that I’ve knocked my head on some hard surface (well I actually did a couple of months back, so that might explain everything!). Anyway, I think this song is absolutely fab for low levels and it’s SO English!

B1 · Listening · songs

Learning English with songs Cover of Lovely (Billie Eilish)

I this beautiful Billie-Eilish-song cover by TurnOfftheSystem is amazing! I’m absolutely lost for words and so proud to share it with the world. All the voices by the same guy, working on his laptop, using his mic, shut away from the world, in his room.

B1 · B2 · vocabulary activity

Intermediate Shopping and money crossword

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Nothing like a nice and juicy crossword to get our neurons working on Monday. Try this crossword made on Crossword lab. By the way, why is it that whenever I look for a picture related to shopping, there are so many photos of women shopping? I hate shopping and I honestly don’t think that this is an activity that exclusively belongs to females. 😦

C1 · C2 · vocabulary activity

Vocabulary for describing sounds and voices

If you hiss at somebody, you’ve said something to them in a low and angry way. If you chirrup, you’re probably in a good mood. In this quiz you’ll find 30 words describing different types of sounds. Drag and drop the correct word into its place according to the description written in bold.