Tag Archives: music

Child Musical Prodigies

As an introduction, read a short list of child prodigies of the past and more recent years. For a real example of a child musical prodigy, have a look at TsungTsung – a 5 year old boy who plays the … Continue reading

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Music and your brain!

When you listen to music, all sorts of things happen in your brain. You’re going to find out how, and I think you’ll be surprised! What surprising things do you think you might learn? To get an overview of what … Continue reading

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Musical instruments

Do you play a musical instrument? Which one? What’s the name in English? Check here in this picture dictionary. Listen to different musical instruments here, and find out more about the history of different instruments. Do you want to buy … Continue reading

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The story of The Jam

Have you heard of The Jam? Find out more about this British group – and improve your reading skills. Read the story of The Jam here, and then tell a friend or study partner about the group. See their discography … Continue reading

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Be happy (and practise your English!)

First of all, learn the words to the Pharrell song, Happy, and sing it to your friends, family and study partners. Next, here is a list of things you must do to be happy. Do them! When you have finished … Continue reading

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Listen to local radio

An easy way to improve your English is to listen to the radio. Intensive listening: to news items or interviews you can rewind and replay until you have understood the whole item. Immersive listening: have the radio on in the … Continue reading

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Northern soul in Japan

Shine like Tokyo – Northern Soul goes East! If you like music, and you’re interested in culture, listen to this radio documentary. It’s about the northern soul music and dance craze in Japan. The music comes from America, was very … Continue reading

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