“Jump”: Risk-taking vocabulary through music

This is a ready-made lesson you can use with your intermediate / upper-intermediate students. Copy and paste whatever you want to your heart’s content! You can use it to introduce / supplement those classic coursebook units on risk-taking, overcoming adversity etc. or as a stand-alone lesson. The song is a mid-tempo ballad sung by Take […]

5 song extracts to help students link sounds better

This post contains a 5-minute video with song excerpts highlighting some of the ways in which vowels, semi-vowels and consonant sounds are linked in English.

“could have” (could’ve) song

There are hundreds of “could have” (could’ve) songs out there. But this one contains more examples than could have than any other song I’ve ever heard.

15 songs with comparatives

This is an updated version of the four music videos containing examples of comparatives I posted back in 2010. The response was so overwhelming and the number of searches so staggering that I decided to put together a nice, 8-minute video, containing 15 different song excerpts, organized by date – in the molds of my […]