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(Updated on 06/02/2013)

 

Songs you can listen to + KARAOKE + LULLABIES
Downloading music  
Music genres

Music Styles - Blues - Classical Music - Country Music - Folk Music -
Gospel Music / Spirituals / Black music - Hip-Hop - Jazz - Pop Music -
Rap - Rock n' Roll - Roots Music -

Activities

Resources - Conversation questions -
Singers
- Songs - Quizzes - Interactive games
Topics

Lyrics Search Engines - Songs and Poems - Folksongs -
English Songs
-
Halloween - Soundtrack Lyrics - Singers - Music
Song lists Resources -
Comparatives of similar degree in songs
Colours -
For Discussion - Dreams - History - Home - Humorous -
Idioms in songs
-
Liberty
- Literature - Love -
Personal names
- Places - Phonology - Protest songs
- Proverbs in songs -
Questions - Road - Rooms - Sea/Seaside - War - For children
Proverbs in songs  
Idioms in songs  
Comparatives of similar degree in songs  
Dictionaries  
Related pages :

'Spelling words in songs'

Music (vocabulary and activities)
Nursery Rhymes
+ VOCABULARY
+ GRAMMAR

Prohibition (Us History - Jazz Age)



 

 

Songs you can listen to :

  • Free Kids Music - Free MP3 Downloads
    (freekidsmusic.com)

  • Dream English!
    Children's songs for singing, sharing and learning!
    Download free mp3's of children's songs and chants for learning English, kindergarten songs, sing-a-longs, flashcards, worksheets and more!
    All free song pages include lyrics. 

    (dreamenglish.com)

  • Children's Songs Music - 50 Songs
    (macidol.com)

 

  • KARAOKE


    • KaraokeParty
      "Sing karaoke online and get a score based on your performance. Practice your singing and increase your score.
      Challenge your friends in becoming the next karaoke champion.
      All you need is a microphone, built in or connected to your computer."

      (karaokeparty.com)

     

    • BUSY BEAVERS - English Songs and Videos for Young Learners
      "This site is filled with fun songs, videos, games, worksheets and much more."

      ex: It's rainy (sunny, windy...)
      (wearebusybeavers.com)

     

     

    • Court of King Caractacus - Rolf Harris - Karaoke
      + Video with an animation
      (YouTube)
      + Lyrics
      "Now the fascinating witches who put the scintilating stiches in the britches of the boys who put the powder
      on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Catactacus, were just passing by..."

      (lyrics007.com)

      Rolf Harris - "an Australian musician, singer, composer, painter, and television host."
      (Wikipedia)

     

     

     

    • SONGS (kindersite.org)
      - with animations and lyrics (karaoke)

     

     

     

  • LULLABIES :

    • See NURSERY RHYMES

    • Golden Slumbers  "is a song by the Beatles, part of the climactic medley on their 1969 album Abbey Road...
      "Golden Slumbers" is based on the poem "Cradle Song", a lullaby by the dramatist Thomas Dekker.
       The poem appears in Dekker's 1603 comedy Patient Grissel..." 

      Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
      Smiles awake you when you rise.
      Sleep pretty wantons, do not cry,
      And I will sing a lullaby;
      Rock them, rock them, lullaby.
      Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
      You are care, and care must keep you.
      Sleep pretty wantons, do not cry,
      And I will sing a lullaby;
      Rock them, rock them, lullaby."

      (Wikipedia)

      GOLDEN SLUMBERS - THE BEATLES (YouTube) + LYRICS :
      "Golden slumbers, 
      Fill your eyes 
      Smiles await you when you rise 
      Sleep pretty darling 
      Do not cry 
      And I will sing a lullaby..."

      (lyrics007.com)



 

  • Hobo's Lullaby by Arlo Guthrie (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "I know your clothes are torn and ragged
    And your hair is turning grey
    Lift your head and smile at trouble
    You'll find happiness some day"

    (lyrics007.com)
  • Listening skills: jazz chants
    "Jazz chants to use with your students in class from starter to intermediate level.
    You can download below an MP3 file and a recording script for each chant."

    ex : I twisted my ankle :
    Audio + Script
    Use of past simple and preterit continuous.

    (onestopenglish.com)

  • Playa Cofi Jukebox
    "The top 100 songs from the golden years of popular music - plus more of our musical heritage."
    - with LYRICS
    (tropicalglen.com)
    Site signalé par Renée Maufroid.

 

  • Songs for teaching
    - Using Children's Music to Teach Content Area Subjects :
    Family and Everyday Life
    / Foreign Language / Mathematics / Musical Instruments and Theory / Reading / Science / Social Studies

 

 

 

  • Des chansons de David Rovics à découvrir
    en rapport avec l'actualité, les problèmes de notre époque...
    MP3 téléchargeables légalement et gratuitement.

    (soundclick.com)
  • DEEZER - Ecouter des chansons en ligne :
    Ambiance / Electro / Hip-Hop / Elvis / Rock
    (deezer.com)

 

  • SillyBooks.net
    - "an animated world of free reading, writing and learning fun for kids."
    Music " Books " Cartoons " Jokes " Puzzles " Games " Classroom
    (sillybooks.net)

 

  • Listening skills: jazz chants from starter to intermediate level. (onestopenglish.com)
    "to use with your students in class from starter to intermediate level.
    You can download ... an MP3 file and a recording script for each chant."

    ex : I get up at 7.30


  • Learn English Through Song
    - with "a catalogue of 16 original grammatically based english language teaching songs.

    They teach English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation"
    Th songs are "MP3 audio downloads and supported by pdf downloadable worksheets."
    (letslets.com)

 

  • Songs and lyrics with activities - You can listen to the songs :
    cat steven's father and son - tracy chapman's baby can I hold you? - craig david's walking away - etc (english.baladre.org)

 

  • Learn a Song Podcast
    "Learn to sing folk songs, campfire songs and group-singing songs that native English speakers sing."
    ("A podcast is an MP3 file that can be put on any portable MP3 player and listened to away from your computer.
    You can also listen to a podcast on your computer.")

    (manythings.org)
  • EFL Club Songs - with interactive activities (eflclub.com) - You can listen to them!
    The Beatles / The Monkeys / Louis Armstrong
  • Chansons à écouter sur (British Council) :
    alphabet - animals - books - colours - dinosaurs - fashion - football - human body - monsters - pets - rainforest - robots
  • Listen to the Songs and Fill in the Blanks - with RealAudio (manythings.org) :
    Arkansas - Traveler Buffalo - Gals - Cindy - Little Bo Peep - Little Liza Jane - Swanee River - Weeping Willow
  • Jukebox - Listen and Download (bearzcave.com) Enregistrement nécessaire

 


 



Music genres :

Music Styles - Blues - Classical Music - Country Music - Folk Music - Gospel Music / Spirituals / Black music -
Hip-Hop - Jazz - Pop Music
- Rap - Rock n' Roll - Roots Music

 


MUSIC STYLES :

 

  • MUSIC (teacheroz.com)
    MUSIC PERIODS & SPECIFIC COMPOSERS -
    CLASSICAL MUSIC & SYMPHONIES AROUND THE WORLD ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES, FOLK, COUNTRY, & SWING MUSIC
    Plus, American Popular Music in History -
    MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS -
    MUSIC EDUCATION, THEORY, THERAPY, & EFFECTS

 

BLUES :

 

  • Blues Music
    "Watch the slideshow, (use the arrow at the bottom), listen to the music and do the quiz."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

  • Blues Journey
    "Through informative interviews and a wealth of music clips, you'll learn the ins and outs of blues music and find out
    about the history of the blues using the loose lesson plan.
    Provides related lesson plans and website links. Flash-based resource"

    (artsedge.kennedy-center.org)

 

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC :

  • Classical music.
    "Have a look at the article, stories, word games,
    cartoons, trivia and links."

    (British Council)

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC :

FOLK MUSIC :

 

 

GOSPEL MUSIC / SPIRITUALS / BLACK MUSIC :

  • Spirituals (afroamhistory.about.com)
    "Spiriituals helped slaves endure life and gave them a way to express their joys, sorrows, hopes, and dreams."


HIP-HOP :

 

 

JAZZ :

 

 

  • Jazz In Time - History in the key of jazz - A film by Ken Burns (PBS)
    "The history of jazz is deeply intertwined with the history of America. Come relive some of the social and cultural events that would impact jazz music, jazz musicians, and jazz followers from the 1800s to the 1960s."

POP MUSIC :

  • British Pop Music (learnenglish.de) :
    Banghra - BritPop - Garage - Glam Rock (aka Glitter Rock) - Goth - Grunge - Hip Hop - Indie - Madchester - Mods - Northern Soul - Punk - Rockers - Ska - Soca - Techno - UK Garage - Learning English through Pop Music -
    Interesting British Bands


RAP :

 

 

Rock n' Roll :

  • See Lou REED

  • Rock - an infographic (arte.tv)



  • PINK FLOYD :

    Pink Floyd in pictures - 20 photos
    "The band's 14 studio albums have been remastered and will be available on CD from today (2011).
    To mark the occasion, we look back at the band's career in pictures."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

"2 July 2005: Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright
on stage at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London"

 

  • Rock 'n' roll.
    "Take a look at the article, word game, cartoon, stories, trivia and links."

    (British Council)

 

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll."
    (Wikipedia)

    List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Rock+Roll - lesson plans (Music and History / Myths) - (rockhall.com)

 

 

ROOTS MUSIC :

 

 

 


Activities :

Resources - Conversation questions - Downloading music -
Singers - Songs - Quizzes - Interactive games


Topics

Body
Comparatifs d'égalité dans les chansons
- Conditional - Country music
Days, Months and Seasons - Death -
Earth
- American English Pronunciation - Ellis Island - Environment -
Grammar -
Hip Hop - History - Hobbies -
Idiomes dans les chansons
Jazz
-
National anthems -
Proverbs in songs
Religion
- Rock n'Roll - Rooms -
Santa Claus
-
Transports
-
War
- Weather

 


Related pages :

Music :
Vocabulary - Flashcards and Cliparts - Conversation questions -
Interactive exercises - Exercises to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Games to print
- Songs - Idioms and Proverbs - Cartoons

GRAMMAR + VOCABULARY (Most pages have sections with SONGS)

 


Resources :

  • Songs with videos , lyrics and worksheets
    Music galleries : most recent / slow / fast / nursery rhymes
    (esoluk.co.uk)
  • Learning and Teaching Resources for Learning English through Poems and Songs - 37 pages
    "Teachers are encouraged to adapt, modify and develop their own resources or make use of other relevant materials to suit the needs and interests of their students."
    ex : “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
    “Dreams” by Langston Hughes
    “My Favorite Things” from the musical The Sound of Music

    “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly
    Poem and Song Vocabulary (Page 6)
    Writing poems, etc.

    (edb.gov.hk)
  • Lyrics Training
     "is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like english through the music and lyrics of the songs."

    - with VIDEO CLIPS
    3 levels : Beginner / Intermediate / Expert - with interactive activities
    (lyricstraining.com)

 

  • BUSY BEAVERS - English Songs and Videos for Young Learners
    "This site is filled with fun songs, videos, games, worksheets and much more."

    ex: It's rainy (sunny, windy...)
    (wearebusybeavers.com)

 

  • Tune into English - Songs with worksheets + Karaoke
    "Our theory :
    - Meaningful, Motivating, Memorable
    - Creates a positive learning environment
    - Involves “left and right” brains
    - Improves Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation
    - Flexible, Authentic, Easily Available " 

    Enregistrement gratuit
    (tuneintoenglish.com)
  • England Rocks - Information about Rock locations (england-rocks.co.uk)

 

  • Learn English Through Song
    - with "a catalogue of 16 original grammatically based english language teaching songs.

    They teach English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation"
    Th songs are "MP3 audio downloads and supported by pdf downloadable worksheets."
    (letslets.com)
  • Song Activities (english4all.pro.br)
    Metallica / Lenny Kravitz / Eminem / Coldplay / Ben Harper / Guns N' Roses / Janis Joplin / AC/DC ......

  • The ESL Song Directory - to download (gs.fanshawec.on.ca)
    "Need a song that helps teach the present perfect tense? Looking for a fun listening activity to practise R-L discrimination? Want a song that discusses chemistry? The ESL Song Directory contains an indexed listing for more than 400 popular songs appropriate for teaching in ESL classes of all levels. Each song entry in the listing, names the artist(s), the album(s) or CDs where the track can be found and indexed notes about the grammatical structures, themes and functions the song contains."

 

  • EFL Club Songs - with interactive activities (eflclub.com) - You can listen to them!
    The Beatles / The Monkeys / Louis Armstrong
  • Worksheets for songs (musicalenglishlessons.org)
    Musical English Lessons International "provides free studying tips & worksheets for teachers & students of English,
    based on commercial songs, the classics, stories, rhyming verse, travel reports & other current topics."

    Beyonce / Black-eyed Peas / Elvis Presley / Eminem / Pink / Pink Floyd /
    Puff Daddy / Queen / Robbie Williams / Rod Stewart .
    ....

  • Learn a Song Podcast
    "Learn to sing folk songs, campfire songs and group-singing songs that native English speakers sing."
    ("A podcast is an MP3 file that can be put on any portable MP3 player and listened to away from your computer.
    You can also listen to a podcast on your computer.")

    (manythings.org)

  • Jukebox - Listen and Download (bearzcave.com) Enregistrement nécessaire

  • New York Philharmonic Kidzone - (nyphilkids.org)
    Musician's Lounge, Composers' Gallery, Instrument Storage Room, Instrument Laboratory, Conductor/Soloist Dressing Rooms, Newsstand,
    Games (quizzes, scavenger hunts)
    , and Composer's Workshop.

 

  • Songs and lyrics with activities - You can listen to the songs :
    cat steven's father and son - tracy chapman's baby can I hold you? - craig david's walking away - etc (english.baladre.org)

  • Les chansons :
    "L'introduction de la chanson dans le cycle central permet-elle d'améliorer la compréhension et l'expression orales ?"
    - mémoire de 34 pages (activitice)
  • Using songs in the esl classroom : suggested activities
  • Chansons pour enfants : (kididdles.com)
    Lullabies -
    Songs to teach the alphabet, counting, days of the week, etc.-
    Songs to make you laugh -
    Songs about stuff that's yummy for the tummy! -
    Animals - Nature - Spiritual -
    Valentine's Day, Hallowe'en and Christmas songs
  • Chansons à écouter sur (British Council) :
    alphabet - animals - books - colours - dinosaurs - fashion - football - human body - monsters - pets - rainforest - robots
  • Songs for teaching
    - Using Children's Music to Teach Content Area Subjects :
    Family and Everyday Life
    / Foreign Language / Mathematics / Musical Instruments and Theory / Reading / Science / Social Studies

 

  • Song sheets "Sheets to be used with popular children's songs. Sheets include pictures and words."

  • Songs by Subject (etni.org.il) :
    Animal Songs - Colours and Clothes - Festivals - Greetings & Seasons - Numbers -
    Parts of the Body or Songs for Movement and Dance - Professions - Transport
  • Listen to the Songs and Fill in the Blanks - with RealAudio (manythings.org) :
    Arkansas - Traveler Buffalo - Gals - Cindy - Little Bo Peep - Little Liza Jane - Swanee River - Weeping Willow
  • HISTORY IN SONG (folkarchive.de) : - UPDATED

    THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    SONGS OF THE SEA
    1800s: IMMIGRATION FROM EUROPE & THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT
    OUTLAWS & BADMEN (and -WOMEN)
    SONGS FROM PENITENTIARIES & CHAIN GANGS
    THE CIVIL WAR
    THE RAILROAD IN AMERICAN SONG
    TRAMPS, HOBOES, MIGRANT WORKERS, HOMELESS
    TRAGEDIES AND DISASTERS
    WORLD WAR I
    THE LABOR MOVEMENT
    1920s & 1930s; THE DEPRESSION & THE NEW DEAL
    WORLD WAR II
    LATE 1940s & 1950s: McCARTHY "WITCH-HUNTS;" NUCLEAR ARMS
    RACE, THE KOREA WAR RACE RELATIONS & THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    1960s: THE BOMB SCARE, THE GENERATION GAP, THE VIET-NAM WAR


    Idem, mais avec contexte historique (folkarchive.de)

 

Conversation questions :

 

 

Singers :

A

AMERICA - ANASTACIA -

B

BARKLEY Gnarls - BEATLES - BLUNT James

C
COBAIN Kurt - COLDPLAY -
D
DIDDLEY Bo - DIZRAELI -
E
EMINEM -
F
FOOLSGARDEN -
G
GREEN DAY -
J
JACKSON Michael -
K

KINGDOM of DOOM - KRAVITZ -

L

Lady GAGA - LINKIN' PARK -

M

MADONNA - MARLEY Bob - MATHSHOES Dave - James Vincent McMorrow -

N
NADA SURF-
P

PINK - PRESLEY Elvis -

Q
QUEEN -
R
RASMUS -
S

SANDI TOM - SHIVAREE- SPRINGSTEEN Bruce - STUFFUNNY Steff - STING -
SYSTEM of a DOWN -

T
TWAIN Shania - TWEENIES -
W
WINEHOUSE Amy -
Y
YODELICE -


- See Songs (with activities)

- D'autres activités sont ajoutées sur les pages de "Vocabulaire et Activités"
(Partie : "SONGS")

 

 

 

  • Bo DIDDLEY :

     

    Bo Diddley (1928 - 2008)
    He "was an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
    Often cited as a key figure in the transition
    from blues to rock and roll..."

    (Wikipedia)
    - a video (YouTube)

     

 

 

  • DIZRAELI :

    • Dizraeli
      "is a rapper, writer, poet and singer with the band Bad Science...
      Directing his stream of rap-stories like a flashlight into the murkiest corners of British culture, Dizraeli takes in politics, love, rain, supermarkets, grief, drug culture, and the nasty bits of masculinity with a sense of humour and a directness that might make you wince, but that always ring true."

      (BBC)

    • Bad Science - Mr Politician
      (YouTube)

    • Phone Call from 'The Rebel Cell' (album) by Dizraeli
      (music.dizraeli.com)



  • ELVIS PRESLEY :

    • Elvis presley (soundguideweb.com)
      "Voici un exercice basé sur une courte biographie d’Elvis Presley.
      Les 2 exercices ci-dessous sont interactifs et l’ordinateur vous corrigera.
      Cliquez ici. - UPDATED

    • The Life of Elvis Presley
      (YouTube)

     

    .

    • Elvis Presley 1 - interactive :
      "FIVE of the following statements about Elvis Presley are TRUE.
      Listen to the audio file and click the sentences you think are true."
      (Michel Barbot)

    • Elvis Presley 2 - interactive :
      "Here are the FIVE false statements about Elvis.
      Listen again and correct them by choosing A, B, C or D."
      (Michel Barbot)

    • Elvis Presley - "Read this little book and do the activity"
      created by: Renée Maufroid

    .

    .

 





    • Billie Jean by Michael Jackson - A Worksheet sent by Philippe Soleilhet
      Niveau 4ème / 3ème au vu du vocabulaire et des structures abordées
      (Ac. Versailles)
      + the VIDEO (YouTube)
      + the LYRICS (lyrics007.com)



    • moonwalk
      " - a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot; "Michael Jackson perfected the moonwalk in the 1980s"."

      (thefreedictionary.com)

    • Michael Jackson dies aged 50 - a lesson plan
      (breakingnewsenglish.com)


       

      World mourns pop legend Jackson - Obituary
      + VIDEO : World reacts to Jackson death
      (BBC)

       

      Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)
      "was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman."
      (Wikipedia)

       

 

  • Lenny KRAVITZ :

    • I'll be waiting - sung by Lenny Kravitz (paroles2chansons.com) - UPDATED
      "I'm the one who really love ya, baby
      I've been knockin' at your door
      and as long as I'm livin'
      I'll be waitin'
      as long as I'm breathin'
      I'll be there
      whenever you call me
      I'll be waitin'
      whenever you need me
      I'll be there..."
      - the VIDEO (YouTube)

     

  • MADONNA :


     

    • Sorry - Based on: Sorry by Madonna - a lesson plan FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY!
      Language Function: talking about one's experience
      Grammar Focus: present perfect
      - with
      Teacher's Notes
      (english-4u.com)






  • BOB MARLEY :

    Facts - Buffalo Soldier - Webquests - Videos - Marley (the film)



    FACTS :

     

    • Rastafari (acobas.net)
      "The roots, core beliefs and practices of Rastafari lie close to Bob Marley's music and philosophy. These pages put the religion in context and dispels popular misconceptions about the philosophy and lifestyle of devout Rastas."



    • BOB MARLEY - The Man and the Legend
      (debate.uvm.edu)

     

     

    BUFFALO SOLDIER :

     

     

    WEBQUESTS :

    • Rastafari, Bob Marley and Jamaica - a webquest
      "The idea here is to browse some web pages devoted to Rastafari, Bob Marley and Jamaica and to try to answer the 25 questions..."
      (acobas.net)

     

    • The Rasta Quest - a webquest
      "The Rasta movement is upon you, coloring your voices with red, green, and gold!
      To prepare, knowledge of the Rastafarianism lifestyle is necessary; knowledge that will be gained through the use of this particular webquest.
      Through these means, you will learn about various aspects of importance to the Rastafarian culture, such as music, art, religious beliefs, daily life,
      and symbolic interpretation..."

      (academics.uww.edu)

     

     

    VIDEOS :

    • Bob Marley: The legend lives on
      "Thirty years after his death, Bob Marley's legacy is as strong as ever.
      Christopher John Farley, senior editor of Speakeasy, the Wall Street Journal's culture Web site, and author of Before The Legend,
      tells the BBC why the singer has had such wide-ranging, and long-lasting, appeal."

      (BBC)




  • James Vincent McMorrow :



 

  • Bruce Springsteen - (soundguideweb)
    "Listen and find the missing words" (interactive) -
    "Thèmes : Vietnam, guerre, conflit avec les parents, refus d'aller au Vietnam -
    Objectif grammatical : prétérit, prétérit continu, WOULD, USED TO"
    (exercice réalisé par Rodolphe MAUREL - Académie de Toulouse)

 

  • STING :


    • 'It's probably me' by Sting and Eric Clapton - SONG STUDY (absolutenglish-972)

     

  • SHANIA TWAIN :
    • LOTS OF MONEY & THINGS - STUDENT WORKSHEET (PDF) - SITE PAYANT
      Lesson based on : Song by Shania Twain - Ka-Ching - with
      ANSWERS
      Language function: expressing annoyance
      Grammar focus: hear, see, make ... + bare infinitive
      Vocabulary area: consumerism, money, shopping, sounds things make.

      (english-4u.com)