Hello Everyone! I’d like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a very enjoyable Christmas with your family and friends. For everyone, it will soon be the end of 2013, so I wish you all a healthy and happy 2014. It’s a wonderful time, isn’t it? After a year working and studying and just living, it’s a relief to just stop and savour ‘now’.
For English students, it can be a break from intensive study. Learning a new language requires effort and committment, but that doesn’t mean it’s all just hard work. Doing a little revision while you’re on holiday can make all the difference when you resume your English studies. Just reading this blog is revision! Why not do some revision that’s as easy as reading this blog? I often recommend listening to songs. (See ‘Songs’ categories on the right.) It has to be the easiest way to do revision and improve your English! Find songs that you like, go to Youtube and click-on the Song Title + lyrics. Then, you can listen and sing along! You will often find yourself singing songs with language that is much more complex than that used in your class at school. Even easy-to-understand Beatles songs use complex language. This is a great way to learn how Grammar is used naturally before you learn the Grammar rules.
I have provided links, below, to some fabulous song videos with the lyrics.
For anyone interested in revising Sentence Structure, click here for information and exercises.
PINK – Just give me a reason
WOTE – Somebody that I used to know (This is a cover. The original artist is Goyte)
ONE REPUBLIC – Something I need
BRUNO MARS – Count on me
RIHANNA – Where have you been? (English and Spanish subtitles)
ADELE – Someone like you (English and Spanish subtitles)