Posted by: lyonenglishnetwork | December 12, 2011

Using youtube and music to improve your English ?

Hi,

What’s one thing England is good at ? Music, right ? I mean, think of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Susan Boyle and Adele.

Why ? Perhaps because the langauge is kind of a “singing” language with great intonation, and great for making metaphors, etc.

If you put your radio on most places in the world these days, and certainly in France you can hear some English music. The problem is, if you’re foreign and you’re not great at English, it’s not easy to understand. That’s where youtube comes in. A lot of the songs have lyrics written for them.

You have to be careful because some of the time when the lyrics there, there are mistakes. But all the same, it’s great if your aim is to develop vocabulary whilst having fun – the music relaxes you, right ?

Check out these songs that are on the radio in France at the moment:

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ldsF65cLM

Someone Like You – Adele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD9dr2ZRm9A

Without You – David Guetta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ckhsvlrb28

I’ll be your man – James Blunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no1wNvq7Ds8

Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vz5HBbRH4M

If you need the latest radio playlist, just go to your favourite radio station for the latest song:

http://www.virginradio.fr/#/Playlist

So, here’s my tip of the day:

  • before you get in the car, every now and then, easily review the lyrics on youtube and then, most importantly, you’ll be reminded of them regularly
Paul
paul@lyonlingua.com

 

 

 


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