Index of Songs & Pedagogic Ideas by Bibi Baxter for Music Fans, Teachers & Students of English

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  • Songs (listed alphabetically by singer)
    • Aqua (scroll to next box)
    • Alan Austin
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Avril Lavigne
    • Beyonce
    • Busted
    • Candi Paton
    • Cher
    • Chumbawumba
    • Coldplay
    • Darren Hayes
    • Eamon
    • Elvis Presley
    • Eminem
    • Fall Out Boy
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Gary Jules
    • George Michael
    • Gloria Gaynor
    • Good  Charlotte
    • John Lennon
    • John Michael Mortimer
    • Kelly Osbourne
    • Lemar
    • Manic Street Preachers
    • Maroon 5
    • Ms Dynamite
    • Nancy Sinatra
    • Natasha Bedingfield
    • Pink
    • Pink Floyd
    • Puff Daddy
    • Queen
    • Robbie Williams
    • Rod Stewart
    • Shakira
    • Sting
    • The Beatles  + John Lennon
    • The Black-eyed Peas
    • The Darkness
    • The Police
    • The Scissor Sisters
    • The Verve
  • Christmas Songs
  • Traditional Songs To Use
  • Articles, Reviews, Essays, etc. about music
  • Instructions:  Create Your Own Worksheets
More information will be added to this page from time to time
AQUA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Barbie Girl  to practise Cloze

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ARTIC MONKEYSLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • When The Sun Goes Down  to practise Sequencing
AVRIL LAVIGNE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Sk8er Boy to practise Nouns
  • Mobile to practise Prepositions & Particles
  • Things I’ll Never Say to practise Tenses
  • Complicated to practise Sequencing

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BEYONCE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Sweet Dreams My LA Ex  to practise Sequencing, Nouns

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BUSTEDLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Crashed The Wedding to practise
    • Prepositions & Particles
    • Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive (with/without TO)
    • Pronouns & Articles (Possessive & Demonstrative)

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THE BEATLES

  • Quiz (Titles)
  • Album Lists
  • Comprehensive ESL/EFL worksheets & ideas for:
    • And I Love Her to describe a current boyfriend/girlfriend or an old flame.
    • Do You Want To Know A Secret to practise reported speech, confiding & betraying
    • I Saw Her Standing There to practise:  questions, vocabulary, creative writing
    • Paperback Writer to practise:  Letter-writing, dictation & Formal v Informal English
    • Things we said today to practise:  listening for words, true/false, reported speech
    • I’m So Tired to practise: identifying & categorising pronouns & adjectives
    • Think For Yourself to practise: identifying & categorising pronouns & adjectives

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JOHN LENNON

  • Imagine: Create your own ESL/EFL worksheets. Help & advice given.
CANDI PATONLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Young Hearts Run Free to practise: articles, discussion &/or composition about relationshiips

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CHERLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) to practise: Simple Past, Nouns
CHUMBAWUMBA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Tubthumper to practise Simple Present, Sequencing

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COLDPLAY

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Fix You to practise Simple Present, Sequencing, Comprehension

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DARREN HAYESLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheet for

  • Spin to practise sequencing.  This song can be used to introduce a range of subjects for discussion (from politics to obesity)

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EAMONLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheet for

  •  I Don’t Want You Back to practise sequencing and dialogue. This song can be used to introduce a range of subjects for discussion (from politics to obesity)

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • In The Ghetto to practise: nouns, adjectives, tenses, verbs, sequencing

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EMINEM:

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Business to practise: sequencing

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FALL OUT BOYLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

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FRANK SINATRALyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • My Way to practise: nouns, adjectives, tenses, verbs, sequencing, spellings, etc.
  • Plus further practice

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GARY JULES

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Mad World to practice:  sequencing, synonyms, antonyms

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GEORGE MICHAEL

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • The Strangest Thing to practise: Prepositions, Cloze
  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

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GLORIA GAYNORLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • I Will Survive to practise: Tenses, Gerunds, Prepositions & Particles

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GOOD CHARLOTTELyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • The Anthem to practise Articles, Prepositions & Particles

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JOHN MICHAEL MORTIMERLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • I Swear to practise Adjectives & Adverbs

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KELLY OSBOURNELyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  •   SHUT UP to practise: Listening, Sequencing, Pronunciation, Spellings

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LEMARLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • If There’s Any Justice to practise:  WOULD/SHOULD & Mixed Tenses

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MANIC STREET PREACHERSLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • A Design For Life to practise: sequencing. This song can be used to introduce the subjects of Depression, Low self-esteem, Self-harming, Sex v Love.  Further practice is in the form of internet research.

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MAROON 5Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • This Love to practise: Listening, Tenses, Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive, Prepositions & Particles, Articles, NEVER + full infinitive.

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MS..DYNAMITE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Dy-na-mi-tee to practise Sequencing

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NANCY SINATRALyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) to practise: Simple Past, Nouns
NATASHA BEDINGFIELDLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • These Words to practise:  Nouns (Proper, Compound, Common), Verb Forms (Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive with/without TO), Fun Comprehension, Discussion or Composition

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PINKLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Family Portrait to practise:Mixed Tenses, Prepositions & Particles, Comprehension, Discussion or Composition

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PINK FLOYDLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Learning To Fly to practise Prepositions

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PUFF DADDYLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

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QUEENLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • We Are The Champions to practise:  Spelling & Pronunciation, Present Perfect, Prepositions & Particles, Common Phrases, Making Suitable Responses
  • The Show Must Go On for intermediate to advanced levels to practise Prepositions & Particles
  • I’m Going Slightly Mad  for intermediate to advanced levels to practise Cloze, Sequencing, Idioms

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ROBBIE WILLIAMSLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • My Way to practise: nouns, adjectives, tenses, verbs, sequencing, spellings, etc.
  • Plus further practice

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ROD STEWARTLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It  to practise Sequencing, First Conditional

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SHAKIRA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Whenever, Wherever  to practise: Gerund v Infinitive v Past Participle0
  • Underneath your clothes  to practise: Spelling & Pronunciation
  • Cool I am to practise: Sequencing
  • Hey Mr. DJ  to practise: Sequencing)

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STINGLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

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THE BLACK-EYED PEASLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Shut Up to practise:  Cloze & Dictation

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THE DARKNESSLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) to practise:  Sequencing

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THE POLICELyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

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THE SCISSOR SISTERSLyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Laura to practice Sequencing & Bingo

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THE VERVELyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • The Drugs Don’t Work to practice Sequencing & Discussion/Composition

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TRADITIONAL SONGS TO USE
ALAN AUSTEN (Composer & Singer of Songs For The Woman In White)Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets

  • The Blacksmith (free sample) A traditional English song  (Practise: ‘ gerund v infinitive v past participle’, paraphrasing).  Music for ‘The Lady In White’ and more EFL/ESL worksheets can be purchased from this website.

FUN SING SONGS for coach trips

  • There Were Ten In The Bed
  • Ten Green Bottles
  • One Man Went To Mow A Meadow
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm

CHANTS FOR SUPPORTERS AT SCHOOL SPORTS EVENTS

  • For a swimming Gala
  • For any competitive event

NURSERY RHYMES FOR ESL TODDLERS

  • Tommy Thumb to learn finger & thumb vocabulary (+ keyboard notes)
  • Wiggly Woo
  • Old King Cole
  • The Happy Song
CHRISTMAS SONGS

(ESL/EFL Practice)

  • Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) sung by The Darkness
  • Christmas Carols to present the story of the Nativity. (Away In A Manger, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks At Night, We Three Kings)
  • Fun Christmas Songs:
    • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Jingle Bells
    • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
    • I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus
  • Click here for full Christmas Index
ARTICLES, REVIEWS & ESSAYS ABOUT MUSIC
  • Music + Violent Images + Teenagers by Bibi Boarder
  • Teen Violence & Music:  The Real Connection by Marcus Strife (age 16)
  • Readers’ Feedback Page
  • Punk or Rock? The lyrics of some of Avril Lavigne’s songs and a link to an article by Jessica Zietz
CREATE YOUR OWN WORKSHEETS
  • Create your own ESL worksheets for songs (Instructions)
  • Create your own ESL worksheets for And I Love Her, sung by The Beatles’

Are you too busy to create worksheets for songs?  This website offers you a range of free ideas.  Click here