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Songs

Page history last edited by Lesley Cioccarelli 6 years, 10 months ago

 

Songs

 

 

 

 
  • The Choir of Hard Knocks (@cioccas)

 

  • Summer Paradise by a Canadian band Simple Plan & K'naan, about Australia! (@cioccas) [Link is to song on Lyrics Training]
     

  • Australia's Christmas Day by The Borderers (@cioccas) Lyrics PDF
    Lovely song about celebrating Christmas in Australia, far away from family, the essence of giving, and the one day we have the chance to unite

 

  •  "Watch Over Me" by Bernard Fanning (Megan Yucel)

 

  •  Angus & Julia Stone songs (@eslkazzyb)

 

  •  Louie The Fly - Australian theme; mostly simple present and present continuous sentences; lots of useful words and idioms; easy melody; catchy. (Laura McFarlane)

 

  • "I Still Call Australia Home" - Fairly simple vocab, and a real tear-jerker when they perform it. (Vicky Bos)

 

  •  Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden) - if you can stand it, goes down a treat. is one they usually all know. It's not my cup of tea, but they enjoy it. (Vicky Bos)

 

  • Goyte - At Radio Australia we did a story for English learners in China about him and his music and it got a good response from the audience. (Julia Scott)

 

  • 'Streets of Your Town' by the Go-Betweens is a favourite - great to get the class singing the 'Shi-i-i-ine' parts! Be prepared to explain the "And this town is full of battered wives" line, though... (@elkysmith) 

 

  • John Farnham: You're the voice -- this would work great if you took your class for swimming lessons with an 80s theme ... seriously, maybe something from INXS? (Andrew Pollard)

 

  • 'Surf City Limits' by the Fauves - catchy tune with a good 'sun smart' message :-):-) (@elkysmith) 

 

  • 'T-Shirt Weather' by the Lucksmiths - 2 mins, catchy, pretty straightforward lyrics (@elkysmith)

 

  •   'To Her Door' by Paul Kelly - great for a straightforward narrative (@elkysmith)

 

  • Sing With Me from Urban Lyrebirds
    Each book is a collection of original songs and accompanying exercises for students learning English.  Each song is followed by five language exercises: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading and writing, and conversation.
    • Sing With Me Book 1 for elementary learners
    • Sing With Me Book 2 for beginner & post-beginner learners
    • ... Book 3 for Intermediate learners due in 2014

 

  • Sounds of Australia from NFSA
    A mix of songs, speeches and many other sounds, the Sounds of Australia (formerly known as the National Registry of Recorded Sound) is the NFSA’s selection of sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance and relevance, which inform or reflect life in Australia. Each year, the Australian public nominates new sounds to be added with final selections determined by a panel of industry experts.

 

 

Comments (1)

Sophia Khan said

at 9:18 am on Oct 2, 2013

Have included submitters' names here as it may be worth contacting them for a worksheet!

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