A2 · B1

Learning English with songs: Feeling Good by Avicii

Good morning! Today’s Monday and many of you may feel tired and not very motivated by the thought of starting a new week, but the funny thing is that some of us feel happy and full of energy because during the weekend we had time to think and plan new projects and Monday is the…… Continue reading Learning English with songs: Feeling Good by Avicii

A1 · A2 · songs

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…… Continue reading Pink Floyd – Bike

B1 · songs

Learning English with songs Cover of Lovely (Billie Eilish)

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.

A2 · B1

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World

Here’s a song written by David Bowie back in the 70s that became very famous again when Nirvana performed their fantastic cover. It wasn’t an easy task for me to decide which version to use; because I love both of them, but since very few people know that Bowie wrote it, I eventually decided to…… Continue reading David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World

A2 · B1

Don’t Give Up Too Soon

Probably the most devastating problem in modern society is loneliness, which is even worse for the elderly. John Lewis Christmas advert aims to raise awareness of this situation. Hopefully, this touching ad will not only tug at people’s heartstrings, but will also make people understand how much we need each other, especially now in a…… Continue reading Don’t Give Up Too Soon


Audioslave Be Yourself

Audioslave image from Mondo Sonoro The aim of this song is to practise verbs after ‘someone’ as students often make mistakes with these forms. The uplifting and optimistic lyrics in this song explore the bittersweet issues of life, perceived and experienced very differently by each individual, and where after all, nothing more can be done…… Continue reading Audioslave Be Yourself


David Bowie – Heroes

Another incredible song by David Bowie (Did he ever do anything that was not worth while?). This song is for revising vocabulary from different topics dealt with in intermediate levels. It’s also a great way to hear a good sample of ‘will’ for future use as the song deals with a posssible future situation, where…… Continue reading David Bowie – Heroes

A1 · A2 · songs

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

politics & society

Muse – Uprising

Muse image from Wikipedia I love this song! Gives one such a feeling of power and recharges batteries. Maybe you like it as much as I do, so you might enjoy doing this listening activity and at the same time, finding out the meaning of some idioms and synonyms. First do the pre-listening activity and…… Continue reading Muse – Uprising

C 2 · Media, arts, literature & entertainment · Natural world & environment

Don McLean – Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Starry Night Over the Röne Vincent Van Gogh This beautiful tribute to Vincent Van Gogh provides us with the opportunity to learn and practise vocabulary related to the art world and nature. Level C1