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What Country Music Can Teach Us About Storytelling – Part 2

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Break Up in the End by Cole Swindell This heartbreaker of a song is Cole Swindell reminiscing over the one who got away. It’s all too easy to think about past loves and pretend you never met them in the first place in a bid to pretend the heartbreak doesn’t exist. Swindell takes a different approach by insisting that he would go and do it all again, even though he’d be aware that he’d get his heart broken in the end. He would still bump into her in the bar and stay with her until the early hours. He’d still take her home to meet his parents, say those three […]

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What Country Music Can Teach Us About Storytelling – Part 1

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Country music tells short-form storytelling like no other music genre. The lyrics tell stories about romance, love and heartbreak and all in under four minutes. Other genres might tell a good story now and then but not with the same skill as a country lyricist. There are a few songs below that support that theory. There’s an old saying that if you can’t condense what you want to say into a single page or less then you don’t really know what you’re saying. Country music has got that down to a tee. It demonstrates that a wide range of emotion can be communicated within just a few profound words. Storytelling […]

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Learn Family Relationship Names in English Through Songs

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When conversing in English, there are times when the conversation gets personal. Times like these, you would have to talk about your immediate or extended family members to the person you are conversing with. Lyrics for songs that teach you about your family members are easy to come by. However, you will need to combine a few activities and use these lyrics effectively, to learn the language. There are different ways the songs can be used to teach adults and children. Teaching Children About Family Members Through Song Draw finger puppets on your fingers to closely resemble a family member. For example, you can draw a face with a mustache […]

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Using Songs to Learn The Days of The Week in English

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The days of the week is one the first and most important words to know when learning English. The lyrics of the songs are easy to learn and understand because of the rhythm and rhyme format, in songs. Most of the songs that teach the days of the week are created for children. Therefore, adults learning these songs will find them easy to grasp. Children who learn the English days of the week through the lyrics will learn more than just the days of the week. They build confidence in the child as they perform the different actions that can accompany the songs. Activities and Actions to Accompany the Song […]

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Helping Children Learn English Through Lyrics

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Children find it very easy to learn any language. The linguistic capabilities of children are much higher than adults. Their cognitive and early learning developmental skills are tuned to grasp anything. Their ability is the reason why children can adapt to a new country or a new language setting easier than adults. Parents who want their children to learn English better being in a non-English speaking country will find that there are readily available resources that can help. However, the first thing any parent or teacher, who wants to teach kids should realize, is that children need a structured plan. The formal plan should involve the use of several motor […]

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Learn English By Using Lyrics of Famous TV Commercials

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The media industry around the world has been exploding with content that captures the interest of the target audience. The marketing material that is developed is made to specifically, sound and look very captivating and easy to retain in mind. If you are a regular television or internet user, the chances are that you probably are humming a commercial than a famous song, at times. A lot of money is invested in commercials, and the marketing team knows exactly what it takes to make the video, song, and lyrics interesting. The concise videos that combine exciting words and video is a great tool to learn English. The commercials also have […]

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Rap Music’s Influence on English Vocabulary, Grammer and Fluency

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Incorporating music into English learning lessons is a modern and more effective way to learn the language. Different genres of music can be used to learn the language. Rap music’s quick pace and unique vocabulary is wonderful for those learners who wish to learn slang and sound like a local when conversing with other English speakers. How to Get Started The reason why rap songs are great tools for English learning, is because of the need to pay attention. English learners find that they must pay close attention to the lyrics, to be able to sing along. Use your favourite search engine and look for the lyrics, of the rap […]

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Learning Strategy: Action Songs Vs Vocal Songs

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Music and rhyme have a very powerful way of influencing learners. Anyone can learn any language or even remember boring numbers and nonsensical terms, through music and song. For someone, who wants to learn music through song and lyrics, there are different ways they can learn the song like writing, listening, sing-along etc. To be able to learn music effectively, the learner should use as many senses as possible to learn. The same concept is what is used when teaching children, the basics of language and life lessons. Action Songs Pre-schoolers and toddlers find bright colours and songs very inviting when they learn. Children’s songs are also easy to learn […]

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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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