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10 SONGS TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH

LISTENING TO SONGS IS A GREAT WAY OF IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH. AND SONGS CAN HELP IN SO MANY AREAS OF LANGUAGE. HERE ARE 10 OF OUR FAVOURITES.

1 The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

LANGUAGE: PHRASAL VERBS

In the song, Bruno is singing about how he doesn’t want to do anything. Notice how he uses the phrasal verb “pick up”. If you “pick up” the phone, you answer it, often by literally taking it off the receiver.

Today I don’t feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in my bed.

Don’t feel like picking up my phone, So, leave a message at the tone.

2 What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

LANGUAGE: VOCABULARY THEMES

Songs can help you learn words based on a theme or topic. This song, for example, has lots of nature-related words such as rainbow and sky. Also, the song is sung slowly so it’s easy to follow.

The colours of the rainbow,

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The latest issue of Hot English (175 – the December issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 10 songs to help you learn English, 12 Christmas words, 10 useful office expressions, 12 family words and expressions, 10 useful phone expressions, 8 useful book words and expressions... plus: • Quiz – What holiday character are you? • Celebrities – names with meaning • Humour – jokes • Language – error correction • Film – movie extracts • Culture – winter festivals • The environment – green spaces • General knowledge – trivia • Cuisine – sausage and courgette pasta • Crime – corny criminals • Dialects – Scots English • Music – misheard lyrics • Politics – censorship • Psychology – New Year’s resolutions AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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