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Top Websites That Use Lyrics To Teach English

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Many professional English teachers use music to teach English in the classroom. Music is a universal tongue that brings together people of different races and ethnicities. Learning English through music can seem like an easy task. However, without the right tools and a structured plan, the learning curve would be very skewed. The first thing a student will need is a dictionary online, to find out the meaning of the lyrics. However, most of the websites listed don’t need you to have a dictionary. The teaching is clear, engaging and effective. The ability to be able to join in discussions and forums on the website is an added plus when […]

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Dubsmash, Musically and Smule Apps as English Learning Tools

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Thousands of apps are being created every day, for both iOS and Android devices. Music being one of the most popular form of entertainment, has hogged the attention of app creators. When combining social media, music and mobile apps, users can showcase their talents. In recent years, there has been a remarkable rise in the number of Karaoke apps, that people have been showing a huge liking to. While Musical.ly and Smule are purely music and song apps; Dubsmash includes popular movie and TV show dialogues, as part of their playlist. Why Choose Music Karaoke Apps For those who want to learn spoken English and the nuances in pronouncing words […]

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Singing Impressions to Learn Accents and Pronunciation

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English spoken in the United Kingdom sounds a lot different than the English that the American speak. The same goes for any country where English is spoken as the official language. The different English accents are a way you can identify where the person originates from. Learning English to fit an accent is tricky. If you wish to learn English to be able to converse in your own country, then you would need to adopt the accent of the locals in your country. If the purpose of learning English is for business and work, then tweaking your accent to fit the other person will be essential. English music from different […]

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How Foreign Students Can Learn English Through Lyrics

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Speaking and understanding English is an important skill to master for a student in an English-speaking country. Foreign students find it tough to even make friends or socialize with the natives because of the language barrier. This is where music and lyrics can help. Active listening skills and being able to tell the difference in sounds are other skills that a student will develop through music and lyrics. Find the Right Song A song that appeals to you in melody and rhythm is the first thing you need to identify. You might not understand what it means, however, choosing a song that you like, by the way it sounds, gives […]

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Learning the Proper Use of Punctuations with the Punctuation Song

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Speaking and learning English by pausing and stopping at the right places to take a breath is vital. While punctuation is thought to play an important role when writing English, it can also help in effectively communicating the message through speech. The punctuation song is perfect to understand how and when punctuation marks should be used. Out of the fourteen different punctuation marks in common English, only four are most important and is used extensively. The basic marks needed to read and understand lyrics or text is covered in the song. The easy to learn tune covers: Comma Question Period, and Exclamation These main punctuation marks if not used properly […]

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Learning English Metaphors from Song

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Watching a popular music video by a top artist and learning English vocabulary is an effective way to retain knowledge. Simply turning on the radio and singing along to popular songs while reading lyrics can drive your vocabulary up a notch. There are words and phrases that are used in both the poetic sense as well as everyday conversation in lyrics. For example, let us assume that you watched the music video for the song “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes. The video is graphic and shows the singer being beaten up by an invisible force. If you were to watch the video on mute, the whole thing seems very unreal. However, […]

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How Music And Lyrics Can Help You Learn English

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You don’t have to be uniquely talented to know the ‘universal’ language of music. The rhythm and rhyme that accompanies a music piece is what humans are conditioned to understand from infancy. Using music to learn the English language is a nifty way to fun-learning experiences. Popular (Pop) music has a positive impact on culture and trends and can be used as an effective tool. When words are weaved into lyrics, their meaning and relevance is easier for anyone to understand. Simply reading lyrics and singing along to popular songs is a great way to improve your English vocabulary. What Can You Expect To Learn Turn on your radio and […]

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