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"If music be the food of love, play on"
(From 'Twelfth Night' by Shakespeare)


(Updated on 08/02/2013)

 


Related pages :

Songs / Music - National anthems - Spelling words in songs

Prohibition
(US History - Jazz Age)

Downloading music



Flashcards, Cliparts and Photos :


 

Vocabulary :

  • Music Terms Display (primaryresources.co.uk)

  • Sodcasting
    "is described by The Urban Dictionary as "The act of playing music through the speaker on a mobile phone, usually on public transport.
    Commonly practised by young people wearing polyester, branded sportswear with dubious musical taste."

    (BBC)

 

  • Music - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • 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

 


Listening :



 

  • Going to a concert - AUDIO + ACTIVITES
    "Le support d’une séquence montée avec 2 collègues pour nos GAL en 3°. Deux amies parlent d’un concert..."
    (soundguideweb.com)

 

 

  • Sound and Hearing (crick.northants.sch.uk) - UPDATED
    1) Identifying sounds 2) Sorting instrument sounds

 

  • Learn about instruments (datadragon.com)
    " Learn about the different families and different types of instruments.
    Click on any instrument to hear it
    ."
  • Cartoon Conductor
    "Roll the cursor around the cartoon to animate it with images and music!"

 

  • Music - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

 

Facts :

  • Rolling Stones' London concerts could set you back over £1,000 - ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "The Rolling Stones have announced their first live shows in five years, including two concerts in Britain, but fans who want a spot right in front of the stage face being charged more than £1,000 for a ticket...
    The rock group said they were playing four dates, two in Britain and two in the United States, to mark their 50th anniversary...
    The Stones last played live during their two-year A Bigger Bang tour, which ended at the O2 Arena in August 2007.
    It earned around $558 million (£347 million), making it the second highest grossing music tour in history."

    (telegraph.co.uk)
    See Videos

 

 

  • "Modern music and fashion have aways had a close relationship. 
    ‘Ensemble: The Style of Music’  is a series of 20 posters featuring the classic outfits of some well-known musicians, from the over-the-top flamboyance of Elvis to the grunge look of Kurt Cobain."
    (Neatorama)
    (links.visibli.com)

 

  • Band Name Origins
    For example : DIRE STRAITS
    "It describes the financial situation they were in when forming the band." 

    (digitaldreamdoor.com)




Richard William Wright (1943 - 2008)
"was a self-taught pianist and keyboardist
best known for his long career with Pink Floyd."

(Wikipedia)

Obituary : Pink Floyd's Richard Wright
"As a keyboardist and songwriter,
Richard Wright helped create the pioneering psychedelic sound
that made Pink Floyd one of the world's greatest groups."

(BBC)

 

"Remember That Night"
Live at The Royal Albert Hall 2006

(YouTube)
- the LYRICS :
"Let the night surround you
We're halfway to the stars"

 

 

 

Conversation questions :

 


INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

  • A concert review - "Une compréhension de texte sur un compte rendu de concert." + activités
    (soundguideweb.com)

  • 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)

 

  • Yo Mo Concerto By Rick Scott

  • " Look at the animation and learn about Mozart. Now try to order the phrases about Mozart's Life."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



 

  • Music Vocabulary - (about.com)
    "Match the verb in the column on the left with the correct noun from the column on the right"
  • Music (intermediate level) - TRUE OR FALSE? (english.specialist.hu)
  • 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.

 

  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning
    - to "introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments"
    with "games, classroom activities, home activities, description of how hearing works, information and
    audio clips"

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 


Lesson plans :

  • MUSIC - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a video by Art&Graft commissioned by theBarbican arts centre, London and the theme of music.
    Students practise the adjectives to describe emotions, watch a short video, talk about music and discuss quotations about music."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 60 minutes
    Language: Adjectives to describe emotions and genres of music
    (film-english.com)

 

  • Beyonce releases a secret album (December 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "American pop singer Beyonce surprised her fans on Friday. She released her fifth album without telling anyone."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • One in five songs ''advertises'' alcohol (October 5, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The songs young people listen to could be encouraging them to drink more alcohol.
    This is the conclusion of a study into the extent to which lyrics contain references to drinking."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Mixtape - a lesson plan
    "This lesson is designed around a short film called Mixtape by Luke Snellin and the theme of music.
    Students speak about music, write a narrative and watch a short film."
    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 60 minutes

    (film-english.com)
  • Sad music helps mend broken hearts (May 18, 2013) - a lesson plan with audio
    "New research suggests listening to sad music can help overcome the heartbreak of an ended relationship..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    How listening to 'sad songs' heals the blues
    "Listening to sad songs is best way to get over a break up as it has same soothing effect as a sympathetic friend, researchers find."

    (telegraph.co.uk)


  • Hip Hop - Interviewing a star
    "Voici un powerpoint réalisé en collaboration avec Kathryn, mon assistante américaine cette année, pour préparer mes élèves de 4ème à la venue d'un artiste américain (chorégraphe new-yorkais de hip-hop, Leslie Feliciano).
    Vous trouverez dans ce diaporama du matériel pour environ 4 heures de cours...
    Je pense que la trame peut s'appliquer pour bien d'autres venues d'artistes." (Philippe Hattais)

    (englishdaybyday.net)
  • Gangnam Style most-watched YouTube video (November 27, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The video to the global smash hit song Gangnam Style has become the most-watched clip in YouTube's history.
    It has had almost 825 million views in the past five months and is moving quickly towards one billion."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    See Videos

  • Amy Winehouse Dies, Aged 27 (24th July, 2011) - a lesson plan
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • English Lesson Plan on World Music Day - June 21st (eslholidaylessons.com)

  • Action Chant
    "Rédaction et interprétation d’un Action Chant à partir d’un document audiovisuel de Kathy Toxel "Verb Song" que les élèves découvre en compréhension orale.
    La séquence se déroule sur quatre séances...
    Niveau A1/A2 - La tâche a été élaborée pour des élèves de 5° d’un niveau faible à la fin de 2° trimestre. "

    (Ac. Toulouse)

  • Création d’un Jazz Chant - Séquence élaborée pour le niveau A2
    (Ac. Toulouse)

  • Susan Boyle to star in Japanese show - a lesson plan
    "Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle will appear on a popular Japanese TV show on New Year’s Eve."
    WARM-UPS :
    SUSAN BOYLE / BRILLIANT YEAR / 2010 / DREAM A DREAM / JAPAN
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

 

  • Blues Journey (artsedge.kennedy-center.org)
    "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"

  • Rock+Roll - lesson plans (Music and History / Myths) - (rockhall.com)
  • Hip-hop is history at American museum
    - a lesson plan
    with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion,
    reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)
  • Apple iTunes sees billionth download
    - a lesson plan
    with a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises.
    "An American teenager became part of history yesterday
    when he downloaded the billionth song from the Apple iTunes music store..."
    (Breaking News English)
  • Music - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

 


Webquests :

 

 


INTERACTIVE games :

  • English Word Search Puzzle - Musical Styles
    "There are twenty English words for different types of music hidden in this online word search.
    Can you find them all? Click on the letters to highlight the words."

    (esolcourses.com)
  • Music - Interactive Crossword (BBC)
  • "The Spanish-speaking immigrants of the Caribbean brought creative new music-- and new percussion instruments--to the United States. Can you name these instruments?
    Play the game and find out!"
    (memory.loc.gov)

 

Games TO PRINT :

  • Musical groups - Icons
    "This illustration contains the names of 48 musical groups rendered as icons. Can you figure out the names of the bands?
    Click on the image at El Espíritu de los Cínicos to see the answers."

    (cinismoilustrado.blogspot.com)

 

 

  • Musical instruments - word search - 3 levels (discoveryeducationalsoftware.co.uk)

 


Songs :

  • 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)

 

 

  • Put Your Records On sung by Corinne Bailey Rae :
    "Three little birds, sat on my window.
    And they told me I don't need to worry.
    Summer came like cinnamon
    So sweet,
    Little girls double-dutch on the concrete...
    The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same"

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)
  • We are in an Orchestra - a song
    - with an animation and activities to print
    Learn the instruments.

    (British Council)

 

  • Exercices sur des chansons actuelles que l'on peut écouter (baladre.org)




  • National anthems :

     

    • United States - National Anthem (national-anthems.net) :
      Listen to vocal anthem - Listen to instrumental anthem - Lyrics

     

     

  • Music by Gigi D'Agostino :
    "Music was my first love
    and it will be my last
    music of the future
    and music of the past...
    and music of the power...
    to live without my music
    would be impossible to do
    in this world of trouble
    my music pulls me through"

  • Let The Music Play by Barry White :
    "I've got to hide what's killin' me inside
    Let the music play
    I just want to dance the night away"
  • 'Music' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
    "Desperation, abomination, disintegration, degradation
    Poverty, treachery...
    .. the music will set us free"


Idioms and Proverbs :

 

 

 

  • Relax-Ay-Voo by Dean Martin :
    "You're as tight as a drum
    I was loose as a deuce
    You're as gay as a tune"


Cartoons :

 

ADS :

  • Hard Rock Cafe: Rock histories
    "The following three print advertisements were made for Hard Rock Cafe by advertising agency Y&R Argentina.
    They tell the history of Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and The Beatles."

 

 

Poems :

  • THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN - Robert Browning (indiana.edu)
    "And even spoiled the women's chats,
    By drowning their speaking
    With shrieking and squeaking...
    `Only a scraping of shoes on the mat?
    ``Anything like the sound of a rat
    ``Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!''...
    And ere three shrill notes the pipe uttered,
    You heard as if an army muttered;
    And the muttering grew to a grumbling;
    And the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling;
    And out of the houses the rats came tumbling..."

    - to illustrate noises
    - with the VIDEO : Part 1 (YouTube)
    + Part 2

 

 

 

Stories / Jokes :

 

 

Videos :

  • Landfill Harmonic
    "An orchestra for kids with instruments made from trash?
    A cello made from an oil can and pieces of wood, that were thrown in the garbage; a saxophone made of spoons and buttons..."

    (YouTube)


 

  • GANGNAM :

  •  

    • Gangnam Style most-watched YouTube video (November 27, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
      "The video to the global smash hit song Gangnam Style has become the most-watched clip in YouTube's history.
      It has had almost 825 million views in the past five months and is moving quickly towards one billion."

      (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    • Anish Kapoor's Gangnam Style for Freedom
      "Sculptor Anish Kapoor has made a special Gangnam Style video in support of the artist, Ai Weiwei."

      - a video "to promote free speech...
      Kapoor’s Gangnam Style video is supported by human rights organisations including Amnesty, Liberty and the Index on Censorship..." 

      (telegraph.co.uk)




    • «Gangnam style» de Psy, le pire du pire - avec des videos (20minutes.fr)

 

 

  • A look at the key music stories from 2011 - a video
    "She was one of the world's most talented female singers but this year saw the death of Amy Winehouse at just 27.
    It was a record-breaking 12 months for Adele and after being hotly tipped Jessie J managed to live up to the hype.
    REM and Westlife split but there are now reunion tours from the Stone Roses and Steps to look forward to.
    Sarah Jane Griffiths takes a look back at the big music stories of 2011."

    (BBC)

  • Entertainment review 2011 - a video
    "A busy year for showbiz saw Michael Jackson's doctor inprisoned over the star's death,
    Amy Winehouse pass away and sackings for Cheryl Cole and Charlie Sheen.
    Karl Riley looks back at those big stories of 2011 and more."

    (BBC)

  • 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)

 

 

  • Elevator music
    "Problems arise when a conservative old man walks into the same lift as a 15-year-old girl who likes to play loud music from her mobile phone."
    (YouTube)

     

  • WOODSTOCK :

 

 

 

 

 

Cinema :