Michael Jackson: Thriller

ThrillerIn my opinion, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is by far the best tune to play during  Halloween.

Indeed, no matter what your opinion is about Michael Jackson, the man,( ”OMG, what a nutjob!”)  you can not deny that he was a second-to-none performer with incredible dance moves and an amazing voice.  Just check out his video and you will know exactly what I’m talking about.

So, can I improve my English by listening to tunes? Absolutely!  If you listen to songs and read the lyrics at the same time, you will definitely improve your listening comprehension, your knowledge of colloquial vocabulary, and as importantly, you will get a free physical workout at the same time. I mean, who doesn’t try to do the Michael Jackson dance?!  However, be careful, it’s highly likely that you will not improve your grammatical accuracy!

LISTENING: Nina Simone – Feeling Good

LISTENING CHALLENGE THREE

nina simoneNina Simone: I’m Feeling Good
Although ‘Feeling Good’ wasn’t written by Nina Simone her delivery of these lyrics is ‘ pure uncensored emotion’. If you have never heard of Nina Simone, you ought to check her out because in my opinion she has one of the most heart-wrenching voices and has the ability to change your emotions in a nanosecond.

In addition, you should listen and read the subtitles to Antony and the Johnsons’s song: Hope that Someone.