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    Music for foreing students

    hello,
    can you recommend me songs or singers that I can use in my english classes?
    but they must be appropriate for 16-17 years old girls and clear,comprehensible.I want them to understand what it says.(I mean a clear english and proper lyrics)
    can you help me?
    thanks a lot...

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    Re: Music for foreing students

    Here are a couple I've used. Lyrics are appropriate and they are sung clearly:
    I Love by Tom T. Hall
    Time, Just Time by Weylon Jennings.

    I have mature students in my class. I don't know whether these songs would appeal to young girls.

    Regards

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    Re: Music for foreing students

    :)))))))))sorry:)))but they are too sweet to listen:))
    would you mind if I ask for more singers whose songs are sung clearly?
    could you recommend me some more names please?

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    Re: Music for foreing students

    The song "Black and White" (which became a hit for Three Dog Night in the early 1970s) was originally written to help students learn English.

    If you're unfamiliar with the melody, here's a link:
    YouTube - Three Dog Night - Black and White

    Here are the lyrics:

    The ink is black, the page is white
    Together we learn to read and write
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight
    And now a child can understand
    That this is the law of all the land, all the land
    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light
    And now at last we plainly see
    We'll have a dance of Liberty, Liberty!
    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight
    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light
    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight
    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light, to see the light


    When using a song to teach English, it's important to have one where the lyrics are pronounced clearly, the words are fairly simple, and the melody is easy enough to be remembered (sort of like a nursery rhyme).

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    thanks

    thanks a lot for the lyrics and the address.

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