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  • zenbone
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    • January 04, 2011, 01:39:02 am
    • Clearwater, FL
Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:36:36 pm »
I need to find some easier songs for Listen and fill in the missing words (blank) worksheets for low level middle students. i thought Michael Jackson Bad would be okay but it was too fast. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • daveb
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    • March 07, 2011, 10:08:52 am
Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 07:32:05 pm »
The Beatles - easy and fairly popular with my MS kids...


Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 08:33:43 pm »
Dooooooon't stop belieeeeeeevin'!


  • zenbone
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    • January 04, 2011, 01:39:02 am
    • Clearwater, FL
Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 08:51:24 pm »
i did house of the rising sun (animals) and Hurt (johnny cash) this week. i am making it part of my weekly class so keep em coming. all great so far!


  • UK girl
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    • March 08, 2011, 01:50:50 pm
    • Jeonju
Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 08:55:34 pm »
'I'll make a man out of you' from the Disney film, 'Mulan'. Good clip on youtube to show while they are doing the activity, and fine to use whether they have seen the film or not.

'Help!' The Beatles

'Your song' by Ellie Goulding (Elton John originally but this version is a little bit more kid friendly. Girls tend to like this more than the boys.)

'What a wonderful world' by Louis Armstrong (this was a big hit as they find him very amusing to watch, but a little difficult as he isn't very clear'

'I just can't wait to be king' from Disney's Lion King (though I teach elementary, so perhaps this is too childish for middle school...)



Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 09:15:41 pm »
somewhere over the rainbow (Hawaiian version)


  • jauntwithjo
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    • September 07, 2010, 07:26:13 am
    • seoul, korea
Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 10:38:44 pm »
Taylor Swift sings her most popular songs pretty slowly, and the music vids actually have a story line (though not a very healthy or strong one).

I've found a lot of country music is slow and clearly sung. Not sure how popular they'll be with your students though. XD
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Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 11:07:06 pm »
Let it be - beatles
Lemon tree - fools garden (good for teaching present continuous too) 


  • elzoog
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    • July 15, 2009, 08:22:23 am
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Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 12:58:21 am »
The Beatles - easy and fairly popular with my MS kids...

That depends on the Beatles song.   As I have noted before, there are only about 5 Beatles songs that Koreans have heard of.

Within that subset of 5 songs, you won't even find all of the "easy" songs by the Beatles (for example, "Hello Goodbye" is not in the set of 5 songs that they know)

A few songs by the Beatles that are famous, yet Koreans don't know them.

"I am the walrus"
"Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts club Band"
"Helter Skelter"
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
"Strawberry Fields"

For evidence that the experimental phase is one of the main factors that made the Beatles famous (as opposed to merely writing cute songs) compare the Beatles to the Dave Clark Five.   Never heard of the Dave Clark Five?   Well, you just proved my point then.   The Dave Clark Five did many cute songs at the same time as the Beatles, but refused to go into any experimental phase (unlike all of the other bands in the late 60s).   Guess what.   Hardly anybody remembers them today.



  • foreverJ
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    • October 05, 2010, 04:45:22 pm
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Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 07:34:26 am »
I used these as 'order the lyrics into correct order' exercises:
Ace of base – the sign
Ace of base – all that she wants
Aladdin – A whole new world
Alanis Morissette – Hand in my pocket
Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Avril Lavigne – I’m with you
Avril Lavigne - my happy ending
Avril Lavigne – nobody’s home
Avril Lavigne - When you’re gone
Bette Midler – Wind beneath my wings
Celine Dion – Beauty and the beast
Celine Dion – My heart will go on
Christina Aguilera – I turn to you
Des’ree – life
Dido – White flag
Dido - Here with me
Dionne Wawrick – That’s what friends are for
Gwen Stefani - 4 in the morning
Gloria Gaynor – I will survive
Garbage – Only happy when it rains
Kylie Minogue – I should be so lucky
LeAnn Rimes – Can’t fight the moonlight
LeAnn Rimes – How do I live?
Maria Mena – All this time
Madonna – this used to be my playground
Madonna – Papa don’t preach
Madonna - Beautiful stranger
Madonna – Don’t tell me
Madonna – Frozen
Madonna – Holiday
Madonna – I’ll remember
Madonna – Nothing really matters
Madonna – Secret
Madonna – The power of goodbye
Madonna – You’ll see
Madonna – Material girl
Madonna – Rain
No Doubt – Don’t speak
Nancy Sinatra – Bang bang (Kill Bill)
Pink – who knew
Pink – Family portrait
Vanessa Williams – The colours of the wind
Vanessa Williams – Save the best for last
All 4 One – I swear
Aerosmith – I don’t want to miss a thing
Damien Rice – The blowers daughter
Elton John – The circle of life
Elton John – Can you feel the love tonight
Elvis – In the Ghetto
Fools Garden – Lemon Tree
Gary Jules – Mad world (Donnie Darko)
Goo goo dolls – Iris
John Denver – Leaving on a jetplane
Lee Mead – Any dream will do
Lenny Kravitz – fly away
Lenny Kravitz – Again
Lenny Kravitz – Stillness of heart
Linkin Park – Leave out all the rest
Lonestar – Amazed
Metallica – Nothing else matters
Paul Mccartney – The world tonight
Phil Collins – You’ll be in my heart
Phil Collins – Another day in paradise
Red hot chili peppers – under the bridge
R Kelly – I believe I can fly (space jam)
Savage Garden – I knew I loved you
Savage Garden – Truly madly deeply
Savage Garden – The animal song
Savage Garden – Crash and burn
The Beatles – With a little help from my friends
Under the sea
Westlife – my love



  • C.Dennis
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    • April 28, 2010, 12:22:24 pm
    • Wando, Korea
Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 07:36:46 am »
For a low-level class, I used Katy Perry's 'Hot n' Cold' - I found a radio-edit on YouTube for the 'b!tch' in the first stanza.


  • juskajo
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    • October 02, 2010, 09:28:20 am
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Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 07:47:02 am »
For low-levels:

The Beatles "Let It Be"
Queen "We Are The Champions"
Busta Rhymes (feat. Mystikal) "Iz They Wildin' Wit Us & Gettin' Rowdy Wit Us?"


Re: Best songs for listen and fill in the blank
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 12:31:58 pm »
i did house of the rising sun (animals) and Hurt (johnny cash) this week. i am making it part of my weekly class so keep em coming. all great so far!
love the choices, but isn't it a little odd teaching middle schoolers a song about a whorehouse?  :laugh:

velvet underground - pale blue eyes
very slow and easy for low levels, and it's actually pretty popular in korea.  i think it was used in a few dramas.