How to Use English Music

...to learn English.

A proven way to start learning English is through the use of English Music (though it can be used with more advanced levels as well).

By listening to your favourite songs and reading the lyrics of those songs. Song lyrics are really useful for learning new words and expressions.

It is a fun and easy way to incorporate new expressions and words into your daily life. It is also a very cheap way to improve your skills. You can even do it for free, by listening to the radio.

Moreover, you will be able to listen to how words are pronounced so your ear will get used to English phonetics. Also, if you sing the songs aloud you will be practising your pronunciation as well.

Tips for Using Music to Learn English

  • First, choose songs or bands that sing clearly. A great band is “Cake”.

When the lead singer sings, it is almost like he is speaking. His words are clear and they are easy to sing along to. You can watch their song "Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps" above.  YouTube is a great resource for watching free English videos and also music in particular.

  • Second, in the beginning it is best to listen to songs, while reading along with the lyrics. Once you know the words you can sing along without the lyrics. This way you will understand what you are singing before you start singing. (We don’t want you to be singing something offensive without realizing it).

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