There are LOADS of reasons why music is a fantastic way to improve your English and you can find a few of those reasons here.
But, one quick exercise you can do with music is simple – Just choose an English song and learn it! Doing that can widen your English vocabulary and it will definitely improve your English pronunciation because you have a clear model to follow and you focus on rhythm and intonation.
In case you are stuck for a suitable song, I have suggested 3 great English songs below. Choose the right song for your level and then try these tips:
- The first time – Don’t read the lyrics, just close your eyes and listen to the story/enjoy the music
- The second time – Follow the lyrics and see if you can just silently say the words in time to the music
- The third time – Try to sing along but don’t worry if you can’t keep up all the time. After that, you can check any vocabulary you didn’t understand from the context if you want to but remember it’s not important if you don’t catch every word.
- Finally, sing along loudly and with confidence – you can even dance 🙂 Make sure that song gets stuck in your head until your find yourself singing it on the way to work, at the gym and in the shower!
A great result is that these ‘chunks of language‘ will start to come naturally to you in everyday conversation too and you will be using lovely, natural English pronunciation!
So, that’s all, just choose your song below and get started!
Perfect for low levels
Brilliant for intermediate students
(Hmmm, I noticed a couple of mistakes in this one – see if you can spot them!)
A great challenge for high levels
(Phew, that one is pretty fast, even I struggled to keep up!)
If you enjoyed singing along to one of these songs, let me know in the comments below! 🙂