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How to use songs in the English language classroom. What makes for a successful song-based lesson?

How to use songs in the English language classroom

Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. This makes it one of the best and most motivating resources in the classroom, regardless of the age or background of the learner. Planning for the use of songs in class The process of selecting a song is one of the most difficult aspects of using music in a lesson.

Carefully examine what it is you want your class to learn in the lesson Is this going to be a lesson focusing on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, or a particular topic? How old are your learners? 1. 2. 3. 4. English Listening Lessons. Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! ESL Fast - A huge free online English learning resource. English Listening - Listening lessons ESL students with audio files and fun questions. Basic Listening Lessons Listen to inspirational quotes from famous people while improving your English listening.

English Listening - Listening lessons ESL students with audio files and fun questions

Answer the question to make sure you understand what you hear. Level: Beginner# of Lessons: 30Suggestion: 3 min per lessonCost: FREE Beginner English Listening Look at a picture, then listen to 4 statements about the picture. VOA - Voice of America English News. Latest World Headline News, Breaking News - Newsy® Talk about English - Insight plus. English news and easy articles for students of English. English listening practice.

My Australia - LinkEngPark. Commonly Used American Idioms - LinkEngPark. Home » Series » Watch&Learn » L2: Commonly Used American Idioms American Idioms is a great video series with English subtitles for English learners.

Commonly Used American Idioms - LinkEngPark

All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you, but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you’ll be able to use these idioms in your conversations. American Idioms: Like A Rolling Stone Get Your Act Together Easy As Falling Off A Log Heart to Heart Deep SixAre You a Buff About Something? Diving Into a Sea of Terms Hair In the Red Computer TermsBaseball Terms Ideas About How to Live Take This Medicine Apple Pie Order Down to EarthFavorite Sayings eard It on the Grapevine Have a Heart To Buffalo BelittleHolding the Bag Touching All Bases Circus Baloney Famous SayingsHobson’s Choice Dog Talk Mouth Expressions I Made a Sweetheart Deal A Couch PotatoWhat Does the Average Joe Think?

Choose Meaningful Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced Series Source: YouTube. Short Stories ESL Podcast - LinkEngPark. British Council Short Stories ESL Podcast: a collection of stories and poems written by famous writers like Shakespeare and Wordsworth as well as stories by our resident writer, Chris Rose.

Short Stories ESL Podcast - LinkEngPark

They are suitable for learners from Intermediate to Advanced level. Listen to them on your computer, or download them to your mp3 player or smartphone. Scarlett Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. A Serious Case. L1: Listen to English - ESL British Podcasts - LinkEngPark. Home » Series » Listening Series » Listen&Read » L&R Series » L1: Listen to English – ESL British Podcasts Listen to English – ESL British Podcasts help you to improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation and your listening skills.

L1: Listen to English - ESL British Podcasts - LinkEngPark

They are quite short (5 or 6 minutes) and delivered in clearly spoken English. Many of them are linked to grammar and vocabulary notes, or to exercises or quizes. Skills. English Listening Level Test - How well do you understand English? Which English exam is right for you? Listening exams. Multimedia-English - learn real English, prepare for real life. VOA Daily World News Transcript Videos Week 31, 2015 - LinkEngPark.

VOA Daily World News: July 27, 2015 From Washington, this is VOA news.

VOA Daily World News Transcript Videos Week 31, 2015 - LinkEngPark

I’m Michael Lipin reporting from Washington. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia on the first ever visit to the country by a serving American leader. Mr. Earlier in the day, he ended a landmark visit to Kenya with a speech to thousands of students at a stadium outside the capital. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from Nairobi. I’m sorry we don’t have, seem to have that report, but we will try to get it for you next hour. We’re staying with Mr. On Tuesday, the U.S. president is expected to visit the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa before flying back to Washington.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged that his military has given up some regions of the country as it battles insurgents. Mr. You are listening to VOA news. Sunday’s attack killed 13 people and wounded 25 others. It targeted the Hotel Jazeera near Mogadishu International Airport. I’m Michael Lipin in Washington. L3: BBC The Reading Group - LinkEngPark. L3: BBC Better Speaking - LinkEngPark.