Category Archives: Songs

A song with Collocations and Idioms

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘.  Idioms are expressions whose … Continue reading

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A Song with Past Simple Tense & Past Continuous Tense

* First, let’s look at the form (conjugation / spelling) of English verbs. They follow very simple patterns. English verb forms are much easier than many European languages like Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German. The Turkish language also has many … Continue reading

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A Song with Dynamic Adjectives

I recently used a song, The Logical Song by Supertramp, in my Intermediate Level English class to highlight excellent English expression and in particular an impressive use of Adjectives. Individually, the adjectives are all wonderfully descriptive, but read the song … Continue reading

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A Song with Present Perfect & Present Simple

Present Perfect Tense If you want to understand and remember how to use Present Perfect Tense, just listen to the song  FRIENDS  by Marshmello and Anne-Marie. Here is the chorus: Haven’t I made it obvious?            … Continue reading

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A Song with Future Tenses and Conditionals: First & Zero

The song Parachute by Cheryl Cole is perfect for studying Future Tenses as well as First  Conditional and Zero Conditional. She is not literally singing about a parachute. The parachute symbolizes ‘help’ or ‘rescue’.  We have various ways to talk about … Continue reading

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English Songs for Easy Listening & Learning English

I would like to introduce you to a brilliant musician and a wonderful human being: Sixto Rodriguez I usually use songs on this website to explain grammar, but today, I’m encouraging you to just listen to and enjoy a superb … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between anywhere, nowhere, & somewhere?

When do I use: any, anyone, anybody, anything, anywhere? What does any mean?   ANY  There are three ways we usually use any: 1. In questions    2. In negative sentences      3. In positive sentences when it doesn’t matter ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ … Continue reading

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A Christmas song with Relative, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

 Seasons Greetings Everyone!  I hope that you all have a Very Happy Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous 2018! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a Happy Festive Season and a wonderful and prosperous 2018! In the … Continue reading

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Have to … Don’t have to

Hello all you hard-working English students!   It’s time for some more grammar! The last few posts have been about  watching videos and reading, but it’s time for more English grammar, so let’s go! Not surprisingly, I will be using … Continue reading

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Song with Dependent Clauses, Collocations +++

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m back from my French adventure but I will leave the details of my French language studies for a future post. For now, how about getting back to grammar in a song? … Good! I thought that’s … Continue reading

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