2015 Fall: 四技通識English Song

Internet & Songs

1. How to use songs to learn English?
2. Steps we can take
1. Choose a song.
2. Find the lyrics online.
3. Listen to the song without the words.
4. Read the lyric
5. Listen and read
6. Look up new word
7. Listen and Sing!
3. Perhaps love
by John Denver (Youtube/Lyric)
By Placido Domingo and John Denver (Youtube)
4. Tears in Heaven
Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AscPOozwYA8) (withi lyric)
Story behind the song (SongFact)
 5. What a Wonderful World (YoutubeLyrics),  by Louis Armstrong.
a. It’s a song first recorded by Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) and released as a single in 1968. It’s also a theme song in Good Morning Vietnam.
b. The song details the singer’s delight in the simple enjoyment of everyday life with a hopeful and optimistic tone to the future.
c. The song was not a hit in the United States but was a major success in the UK. It was the biggest-selling single of 1968 in the UK. The song made Louis Armstrong the oldest male to top of the charts, at sixty-six years and ten months old.
d. Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana, the grandson of slaves. He spent his youth in poverty in a neighborhood of New Orleans. His father abandoned the family when Louis was an infant.
e. Armstrong grew up at the bottom of the social ladder, but he seldom looked back at his youth as the worst of times but instead drew inspiration from it. He said, “every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans…It has given me something to live for.
Source: wiki
6. Some good songs
To Dream the Impossible Dream (Song, Lyrics)
 Somewhere over the rainbow (youtube)
Someone like you (youtube)
 Somewhere out there (youtube)
7. Have fun with Lyricstraing
8. Assignment
Find an English song that interests you and post its lyrics, audio file & video (if any) file to your blogs. Write your comments and the words that you learn from the song. (due on Sunday night)