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Music to my Ears!

Whether you're a fan of rock, pop or classical, you'll find these websites of great use and great interest. Videos, lyrics, reading practice and vocabulary are all here!

 

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Learn Vocabulary

Picture Dictionary, with Sound

LanguageGuide.org. Hover the mouse over the picture to read the word and listen to the pronunciation (American English).

Change language 

Level: All. This website has sound Go>

 

Video: 'Music & movies' This website has video (You need RealPlayer). Level: Pre-Inter.

The Band

Logic puzzle. Read the instructions to put the band members in the right place. Then put the correct text under each person.

Level: Upper Inter. You need Flash. Go>

Italian Terms Used in (Especially Classical) Music

Allegro, crescendo, etc.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. You need Flash. Go>

BBC Learning English - Music Show

Listen to and read articles relating to classical and pop music.

Level: Upper Inter. You need RealPlayer and Adobe Reader. This website has sound Go>

BBC Learning English: Entertainment

 

 

Learn through Song Lyrics

EFL Club Songs

Easy listening exercises. Listen and fill in the gaps. There are songs by Elton John, The Beatles, The Monkees and Louis Armstrong.

Level: Pre-Inter to Intermediate. This website has sound Go>

BBC - Song Lines

A mini-lesson based on a line from a famous song. A different one every week.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

Mouseovermusic

Listen to songs and the read the lyrics. Choose a song and move the mouse to listen.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. This website has sound Go>

ELLO Music Page

Original songs (but not famous ones) from English Listening Lab Online. Listen and read the words.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. You need Flash. . This website has sound Go>

Karaoke: Download vanBasco Player

A great freeware program that will allow you to sing all your favourite songs. You can also search for song files on this website. Go>

British Council LearnEnglish - Songs Archive

Activities connected with songs and song lyrics. Go>

LyricsDomain.com

Type a search or click a letter. Go>

Sing365.com

Lyrics database. Go>

 

 

 

Music Videos

Yahoo! Music

Yahoo's music site offers radio and a large number of music videos to watch free. This website has video Go>

BBC Top of the Pops - Videos

Watch full-length pop videos and also clips from the BBC music show Top of the Pops.

You need RealPlayer. This website has video Go>

Official UK Top 40 Singles - with videos

YouTube

Type in the name of the singer or band and click 'search'. You need Flash. This website has video Go>

MTV.co.uk

Many music videos. This website has video Go>

VidZone

Many music videos. This website has video Go>

AOL.co.uk

Many music videos. This website has video Go>

Times Online Videos

A selection of recent pop videos. You need RealPlayer. This website has video Go>

SingingFool.com

A selection of recent pop videos. You need Flash. This website has video Go>

A-Z (over 6000 videos)

Windows Media Player Guide

Videos, film trailers, radio and more. This website has video This website has sound Go>

International versions

 

 

Music Websites

Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart

Click 'watch' to see the video. You need RealPlayer. This website has video Go>

Album Chart

BBC I Love Music

Pop music in the 70s, 80s and 90s.  Read about each year and listen to every number one record. This website has sound Go>

Music in the 60s

BBC Music

Pages on all genres of music. Choose from the list. Go>

Artist Profiles - read about your favourite musicians. There are over 15,000 to search!

Rolling Stone Magazine

Rock and pop. Read news, or search for your favourite artists. Go>

Q4 Music

Listen to 30-second samples of recent and older songs. You need Flash. This website has sound Go>

 

 

 

 

Fun & Games

BBC Online - A Question of Pop

Pop quizzes and other fun. Try the Audio Quiz and Trivia Quiz.

You need Flash . This website has sound Go>

Song Lyrics Quiz

A short quiz that tests your grammar and music knowledge. Go>

BBC Music Games

Including:

Composer

Beat Machine

You need Flash and Shockwave. Go>

Musical Instruments Quiz

Easier quiz - Instruments of the Orchestra 

More difficult quiz - Music Mania!

You need Flash. Go>

 

 

Related Pages

Also on Okey-Dokey:

British Culture: Pop Music

British Culture: Classical Music

Listening: Songs & Films

Listening: Internet Radio

Fun: Multimedia Zone: Fun with Songs

 

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QuickTime

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