It may seems silly but music can help when learning English
just as much as movies can. Singing can also help make you happy and singing is
very healthy even if you don’t think you are very good at it.
Singing and Vocab
Most popular songs are sung with a wide range of both good
and bad pronunciation. You can listen to one song and understand what they are
singing about then another song comes on and it makes no sense at all. This is
why it can be so helpful, well partly. By listening to vocab sung in songs by
all sorts of different voices and styles you will build up your experience with
those words. The great thing with the internet is that you can look up the
words any time. So sing along, learn the words if you can but check online so
you know what the words are and what they mean. It can be a great way to not
only learn new words but learn new slang and regional words too.
Singing and music can really help with happiness and even
during a learning period a music break can help you study a lot better.
Obviously playing really loud music while trying to follow one of our
online English lessons isn’t going to work
but you can pause the lesson if you need a rest and sing a long to a song with
English lyrics as a break. Singing is also proven to be very good for your
health, so having a good sing can have many benefits.
Sings to Help You Remember
Another great way to use singing is to help you remember
vocabulary and other parts of the English language. You may find it hard to
remember a set of verbs or just a few new words. If you put them to the tune of
your favourite song and sing it all day you will find it far easier to remember
them for your next lesson.
Watching movies in English is certainly very helpful and
should be something you do as often as you can but why not mix things up a bit
and bring some English speaking music into your learning. There are lots of
places to hear music but YouTube may be a good free place to start. Also, apps
like Spotify work very well. You can also make playlists for friends who are
learning English too and challenge each other to work out what the words all
Learning English can be tough but it can also be fun and adding
music, movies, games and more will really help you learn more and learn faster.