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TABLE 1

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

THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE

  • Table-1:  Songs (listed alphabetically by singer)  Please scroll to the next box

  • Table-2:  Brief Description of ESL practice, listed by singer

  • Table-3:  Detailed description of ESL practice, listed by language points 

 

 
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TABLE 2:  Brief List of Artists & ESL practice

ANNIE LENNOX

Lyrics & ESL/EFL worksheets for

  • No More I Love Yous to practise the following:
    • gerund v infinitive (with/without TO)
    • simple present v present continuous
    • prepositions
    • sequencing (upper-intermediate)
    • subject for discussion:  Mental Health Issues

AQUA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

ARTIC MONKEYS

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

AVRIL LAVIGNE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

Grammar index

BEYONCE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

BLACK SABBATH

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • Paranoid  to practise Clauses, Writing Reviews, Discuss negative v positive ways of looking at things 

Grammar index

BON JOVI

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • It's My Life  to practise Sequencing, Definite v Indefinite Articles v None 

Grammar index

BUSTED

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

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

    Grammar index

THE BEATLES  

JOHN LENNON

  • Create your own comprehensive ESL/EFL worksheets. Ideas & advice given

    • Imagine by John Lennon (+ further practice ideas)

Grammar index

CANDI STATON

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

Grammar index

CHER

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

CHUMBAWUMBA 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • Tubthumper to practise Simple Present, Sequencing

Grammar index

COLDPLAY 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • Fix You to practise Simple Present, Sequencing, Comprehension

Grammar index

DARREN HAYES

Lyrics & 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)

Grammar index

EAMON

Lyrics & 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)

Grammar index

ELVIS PRESLEY

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • In The Ghetto to practise: nouns, adjectives, tenses, verbs, sequencing

Grammar index

EMINEM:  

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for  

Grammar index

FALL OUT BOY

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

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

Grammar index

FRANK SINATRA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

GARY JULES

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • Mad World to practice:  sequencing, synonyms, antonyms

Grammar index

GEORGE MICHAEL

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 
  • The Strangest Thing to practise: Prepositions, Cloze
  • Roxanne to practise: Nouns, Tenses, Comprehension & to discuss Prostitution

Grammar index

GLORIA GAYNOR 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

GNARLS BARKLEY
  • Crazy to practise: 
    • transfer
    • degrees of certainty & quantity
    • ways of laughing
    • prepositional phrases

    Grammar index

GOOD CHARLOTTE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

  • The Anthem to practise Articles, Prepositions & Particles

Grammar index

JAMES BLUNT

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Goodbye My Lover to practise:  Sequencing, Past Tenses, Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive (with/without TO)

Grammar index

JOHN MICHAEL MORTIMER

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

  • I Swear to practise Adjectives & Adverbs

Grammar index

KELLY OSBOURNE 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

LEMAR

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

Grammar index

LEO SAYER

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Thunder In My Heart to practise:  Sequencing & Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive (with/without TO)

Grammar index

MADONNA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Sorry to practise:  Gapped Dialogue (Match or complete)

Grammar index

MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Lyrics & 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.

Grammar index

MAROON 5

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

MS..DYNAMITE 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

NANCY SINATRA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

Lyrics & 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

Grammar index

PINK

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

PINK FLOYD

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

PUFF DADDY 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

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

Grammar index

QUEEN

Lyrics & 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
  • Radio Ga Ga for intermediate levels to practise sequencing, total cloze, subject/object questions, simple present v simple past

Grammar index

ROBBIE WILLIAMS

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

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

Grammar index

ROD STEWART

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

SHAKIRA

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

STING 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

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

Grammar index

THE BLACK-EYED PEAS

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

  • Shut Up to practise:  Cloze & Dictation

Grammar index

THE BEEGEES

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

THE DARKNESS

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for 

Grammar index

THE ORDINARY BOYS  (Remix of song by The Backstreet Boys)

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

THE POLICE 

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

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

Grammar index

THE SCISSOR SISTERS

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

  • Laura to practice Sequencing & Bingo

Grammar index

THE VERVE

Lyrics & ESL/EFL Worksheets for

Grammar index

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 

CHANTS FOR SUPPORTERS AT SCHOOL SPORTS EVENTS 

NURSERY RHYMES FOR ESL TODDLERS

CHRISTMAS SONGS

(ESL/EFL Practice)

ARTICLES, REVIEWS & ESSAYS ABOUT MUSIC 

CREATE YOUR OWN WORKSHEETS

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

 

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TABLE 3 - INDEX OF 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRACTICE FOR SONGS 

ON THIS WEBSITE

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GRAMMATICAL CORRECTION

DEFINITE v INDEFINITE ARTICLES

ADJECTIVES

NOUNS 

PRONOUNS

PREPOSITIONS & PARTICLES

GERUND v PAST PARTICIPLE v INFINITIVE (with/without TO)

VERBS  

TENSES

MIXED TENSES 

PRESENT TENSES

  • SONG: Fix You sung by Coldplay (Practice:  Simple Present)

  • SONG: Things I'll Never Say sung by Avril Lavigne (Practice: Simple present & present continuous)

  • SONG:  Tubthumper sung by Chumbawumba (Practice: simple present)

  • SONG:  In The Ghetto sung by Elvis Presley (Practice: simple present & present continuous)

  • SONG:  No More I Love Yous sung by Annie Lennox

PAST TENSES

FIRST CONDITIONAL

2ND CONDITIONAL & MIXED

MODAL AUXILIARIES

CLOZE

QUESTIONS & QUESTION WORDS

REPORTED SPEECH

CLAUSES

  • SONG: My Way sung by Frank Sinatra & Robbie Williams
  • SONG: Paranoid sung by Black Sabbath

COMPREHENSION

COMMON & USEFUL PHRASES

SPECIFIC VOCABULARY PRACTICE

SPECIFIC GRAMMAR CONSTRUCTIONS

  • SONG: This Love sung by Maroon 5

    • NEVER + Full Infinitive
  • SONG:  (Crazy by Gnarls Barkley) Transfer (Constructions)
    • 2a-I remember when + to lose one's mind/life (please scroll to next box)

    • 2b-There is/was something so pleasant about that phase.

    • 2c-There is/was so much space

    • 2d-Even your emotions had an echo

    • 2e-Does that make me crazy?

    • 2f- All I remember + gerund

    • 2g-To be + prepositional phrase

    • 2h-Maybe I'm crazy, (but nevertheless ..........)

    • 2i-I didn't know enough/I just knew too much

    • 2j-Well, I think you're crazy just like me.

    • 2k-to hope ( that) + clause/ to hope + full infinitive

    • 2l- That's my only advice. (My only advice is ........)

    • 2m-Who do you think you are?

    • 2n-Ever since I was little, (+ clause)

    • 2o-It looked like fun/It's no coincidence (that) I've come 

    • 2p-Come on now + phrase (+ function)

FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH

COMPARATIVE LANGUAGE STUDIES

CREATIVE WRITING

SEQUENCING PRACTICE

SPELLING & PRONUNCIATION 

STRESS & INTONATION 

SPEAKING

  • SONG: This Love sung by Maroon 5 (Exercise 5)
  • SONG:  Do You Want To Know A Secret? (milling exercise)
  • SONG: Shut Up (dictation)
  • SONG:  Roxanne sung by Fall Out Boy, The Police, Sting, George Michael, Puff Daddy (roleplay)
  • SONG: With A Little Help From My Friends sung by The Beatles (Reported Speech)
  • SONG: With A Little Help From My Friends sung by The Beatles (2nd Conditional)
  • SONG:  (Crazy by Gnarls Barkley) Transfer (Constructions)
    • 2a-I remember when + to lose one's mind/life (please scroll to next box)

    • 2b-There is/was something so pleasant about that phase.

    • 2c-There is/was so much space

    • 2d-Even your emotions had an echo

    • 2e-Does that make me crazy?

    • 2f- All I remember + gerund

    • 2g-To be + prepositional phrase

    • 2h-Maybe I'm crazy, (but nevertheless ..........)

    • 2i-I didn't know enough/I just knew too much

    • 2j-Well, I think you're crazy just like me.

    • 2k-to hope ( that) + clause/ to hope + full infinitive

    • 2l- That's my only advice. (My only advice is ........)

    • 2m-Who do you think you are?

    • 2n-Ever since I was little, (+ clause)

    • 2o-It looked like fun/It's no coincidence (that) I've come 

    • 2p-Come on now + phrase (+ function)

    Also:  See Subjects for Debate or Discussion

SONGS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS & GROUP SINGING PRACTICE

INTRODUCTIONS TO SUBJECTS SUITABLE FOR COMPOSITION, ROLEPLAY, DEBATE OR DISCUSSION

ICEBREAKERS

CHRISTIAN WORKS

My thanks to everyone who has inspired me, helped me, encouraged me and/or corrected me

Bibi Baxter (formerly Bibi Boarder)

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A wide range of ESL/EFL exercises for commercial songs.  Many are ideal for use with students with learning difficulties

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  • bedtime story

  • alphabet practice

 

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