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Songs for adult classes


Songs for adult classes
Hi, good weekend to all of you!! 

I need your help. I work ¡n a private English academy in Argentina. I have two adult courses.My students are between 30 and 65 years old an they ´re ina elementary or pre-intermediate level.Our classes have a communicative approach and in the last class of the week, I choose an activity to end up the class in a funny and interesting way. They love to listen to songs in English. We watch the video of the song, and then the work on a worksheet I prepare with the lyrics and a fill in the gasp activity. The songs we ´ve listened are:  ´ Tears in Heaven ´ by Eric Clapton and ´You ´ll be in my heart ´ by Phil Collins. They loved them!!!! But I ´m running out of ideas with the songs they may like them. Besides, they lyrics should be easy to understand as they ´re beginners in the use of the language. Do you know any websites where I could get songs and the lyrics. I ´m using these two sites: 

 This website is great to play with the class as they watched the video, listen to the lyrics and fill in the gaps. My classes love this site!!! :)

another site I use is :

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/songs/exercises/index1.html In this site songs are selected by levels. 

But I love to know if there are other websites fore learning English with songs.

Besides, some of my students love ´karaokes ´ ...are there English websites for these stuff???? 

Thank you a lot in advance for your replies!!!! My students and I are going to be very grateful to all of you!!!! 



12 Apr 2014      


I love this one.

12 Apr 2014     


Two songs I worked with my 12 years old kids

Rule the world by Take that   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHrs3-lPgnQ

Mad word by Gary Jules     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW0MtdF-4B4

You can use this one for comparatives

Everything at once by Lenka     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vN_j4HymmY

This one was made by my own pupils as a Peace Day english class activity.

What a wonderful world   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9pNuw1U4V0

13 Apr 2014     

United States

I ´ve had good luck with "Walking in Memphis"

13 Apr 2014     



I ´m a teacher too and I have classes like yours, I call them Ladies Group, they like music too, and I search for songs that are old, like ABBA, Elvis Presley and also Beatles etc. for example and you can try many ways to work with the songs, something I cut the strokes and they have to organize it, it ´s different and easy too. By the way, I ´m from Brazil who knows we can exchange ideas or letters between our group???
See you

If you ´re interested add me on the facebook,we can call better (Wainy Valle it ´s my name)

13 Apr 2014