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It wouldn't be a party if we didn't have music! From the classic bands of the 1960s to today's alternative music, this is your gateway to the world of English speaking music.

We've created this page to help you practice your English. There are quizzes to test your grammar and vocabulary, a discussion forum where you can share your ideas, an Internet scavenger hunt, and links to other web sites about music.  We've also given you the words to some popular songs in English.  Get ready to jam.

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Who is this famous musician?

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Listening to music can be a good way to learn English.  Talking about music is another way.  Find something to say and join in PartyLand's discussion forum on Music .  If you're not sure what to talk about, try answering one of these questions:

  • What's the last concert you went to see?   Did you enjoy it?  
  • What's your favotite band? 
  • What instruments can you play?  How did you learn to play them? 

Click here to see what other ESL students and teachers are saying.

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ESL Scavenger Hunt: Music--This is an Internet scavenger hunt you can do on your own.  To use this scavenger hunt, you can print the page or you can open a new window in your browser.  This scavenger hunt will teach you about the International Lyrics Server, MIDI files and MIDI karakoe, on-line music quizzes, and more.  (This Internet lesson was inspired by Charles Kelly's ESL Treasure Hunt on Music.)

The All Music Guide--This Internet worksheet will teach you how to use the All Music Guide.  Just print the page.  Then take notes as you answer each question.

 

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Quizzes   

Practice your grammar skills by taking an interactive quiz!

Song Lyrics: Complex Sentence Structure
(difficult, multiple choice)
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics: Prepositions
(medium, multiple choice)
 

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Search Cool Stuff for your favorite CD, band, or musician.

 

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What do you call this instrument in English? 
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'Want to learn more about music?  Check out these cool sites. Some are for English speakers, while others help you practice your English through interactive quizzes and games.

Songs and Lyrics--E. L. Easton's fantastic page of musical links for ESL students and teachers.  This page includes unbeatable resource material on topics like American music, children's songs, and Christmas carols.  There's also a section for students that includes links to interactive quizzes on music.  This page is a must-see.

John's Music Testing Center--At this cool web site, you can listen to songs and take fill-in quizzes on different songs.  The computer checks  your answers.  You will need RealPlayer to use this site.

Karakoe QuickTime Songs Jukebox--Do you like karakoe?  If you do, check out this web site.   There are a lot of songs here.  You listen to a MIDI file and see the words on your screen.  Of course, you should sing along!  You will need QuickTime to use this site.

An Internet Treasure Hunt for ESL Students--This is an Internet lesson you can do on your own.  Learn how to search  the International Lyrics Server and the Digital Traditions Folk Song Database.  Learn about MIDI files and Yahoo's List of Links to Musical Artists.  This cool lesson is brought to you by Charles Kelly and the Internet TESL Journal.

International Lyrics Server--This database allows you to find lyrics (words) for thousands of songs.  You can search by song title, by album title, or by artist. 

VIDNET--Free Music Videos On Demand--You can watch music videos at this web site.  To watch the videos you need VivoActive, which you can download for free.

SchoolHouse Rock--The Unofficial Site--Blast to the past!  Most Americans between the ages of 20 and 35 grew up with SchoolHouse Rock.  At this site, you can share in the American experience; read the lyrics, listen to the songs, and watch the videos.

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