A brilliant way to improve your English is to listen to English songs. There are so many reasons why this works and can help you to produce real everyday English with natural pronunciation….
So how can you get started? It’s best to choose a song you love as you are then much more likely to be motivated. It doesn’t matter if it’s pop, rock, motown or a childhood nursery rhyme! Find the song online with lyrics (youtube is usually a good place to look). Listen a couple of times without the lyrics and just enjoy the music. Then see if you can follow the lyrics and sing along in time. Don’t worry too much if there is some vocabulary you don’t understand. Pop in your earplugs and see how many times you can listen to the song over the next few days. Hopefully it will get stuck in your head and you will find yourself singing it in the shower! That’s how the new language and pronunciation will stick in your head. Then soon you will start to notice the language from the song in real-life situations or you will catch yourself using a natural phrase from the song in everyday conversation without even thinking about it 🙂
One more tip – if you’re not sure which songs might be suitable for your level, check out this fantastic website. You can see which songs it suggests for your level or search by topic. Plus, if you subscribe, you will get exercise worksheets to go with your chosen song.
Have you got any English favourites that you love singing along to? I’d love to hear your top choices!