I’ve been away for several weeks, which is why I haven’t posted anything recently. I’ve noticed that many of you have been checking my blog regularly, so please forgive my lack of new information. I’m back at work, so until I have time to write a decent grammar lesson, at least I can recommend some fabulous songs to help you with your English.
I constantly advise my English students to listen to, and sing songs. This is one of the best ways to develop natural-sounding English, improve your pronunciation and intonation, and remember collocations. Collocations are words that go together naturally, like “Happy Birthday”. We don’t say “Excellent Birthday” or “Wonderful Birthday”, do we?
In this song by Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart, the singer is trying to find love. He is trying to stop “… falling apart.” Falling apart is a collocation which (according to http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fall+apart) means:
Here’s a fun song by The Vamps – Can We Dance This video has just the lyrics (words). If you would like to watch the official video, click here.
Here is one more music video. The vocabulary is more complex (difficult), so don’t expect to understand what Imagine Dragons are singing about in their song Demons unless your English level is advanced. Again, just try to enjoy the song and sing along. They sing so clearly. It’s a wonderful song. Click here for the video with lyrics. Click here for the official video.