Song lessons

British band The Police were one of the biggest British bands from the 1980's. In probably their biggest hit Every Breath You Take, the singer talks about how he'll be watching his girlfriend's each move because he has trust issues and he is jealous. It's actually quite a dark song.…
Runaway Train is about children who run away or go missing. It is a topic for mature-minded, intermediate-level or advanced-level students. This is a delicate topic, but certainly worthwhile and will offer your students something very different from what they've studied at their school or in any language schools. Download…
Pink Floyd have sold more albums than any other band...The Beatles included! Time was one of the major hits on the 70's masterpiece Darkside of the Moon. Time talks about how time passes us by, and before we know it we are old and haven't done the things in our…
Don't Speak by No Doubt has been predominantly used to teach the present continuous tense in the past; however I decided to have a bit of fun with it! I got the idea from the name of the song – “Don’t speak!”   I thought how fun it would be to…
Glamerous by Fergie shows the difference between the rich and the poor, the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. It's about money, cars, looking good, expensive clothes, bling, living life in the fast lane. Ideal for an intermediate level ESL class learning about differences between ‘Rich and Poor’. Ideally could be…
This is a discussion based ESL lesson about homelessness, the reasons behind homelessness and what we can do as a society to solve the problem. It is a topic that your students are bound to be interested in and it serves as a great platform for your students to express…
David Bowie, also known as Ziggy Stardust, is one of the mos iconic and influential music stars of the 20th Century. After his death in December 2015, millions around the world looked back at the monumentous hits and moments in his life. Space Oddity was written in 1969, the same…
Students will listen to a song about leaving home and saying goodbye. They will then write a letter to one of the people in the song to practice using the past and present voices. Finally, there are some discussion questions about being away from home. Seasons in the Sun was…
Cats in the Cradle was written by Harry Chaplin after his wife warned him that he was missing his children growing up because he was always busy. Its a song about a dad who was always walking and his son wanted to play with his dad. As the years quickly…
Dry Your Eyes by The Streets is a song about a guy who has just broken up with his girlfriend. He feels really sad and cut up by the breakup and wants to get back with her, but she doesn't feel the same way. Everyone has been hurt at one…
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