Rap Re-Write: “Ruthless Love”

Listening to music can be a great way to improve your English fluency, just as long as you take the time to 1) sing along 2) reflect over what’s being said. One of the best genres of music to dive into is rap. When it’s bad, it’s really bad. It can be formulaic, talking about money,Continue reading “Rap Re-Write: “Ruthless Love””

English Lesson: “Say You, Say Me”

Oh no, with the last few English videos I’ve made, I might’ve gotten too academic. We definitely need to change that! Let’s get away from the phrasal verbs and salutations, and check out one of the greatest classic tunes of all time: Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me”. The lyrics to the chorus are: Say you, say me SayContinue reading “English Lesson: “Say You, Say Me””

Your Boyfriend (English Fluency Through Music)

First of all, quick shout-out to Ingrid Gerdes herself: Happy Birthday! Ingrid is a super talented singer out here in Boston. Back in September of 2013, I did a podcast with her and learned about the life as a musician. Today, I decided to cover one of my favorite songs of hers: “Your Boyfriend”. Why is “Your Boyfriend” a greatContinue reading “Your Boyfriend (English Fluency Through Music)”

All By Myself (English Fluency Through Music)

Why is Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself” a great way to learn English? It’s cathartic. Not only does it have a great psyschological benefit, but you probably just now learned the word “cathartic”. (Please don’t confuse with “catheter”) It’s a great tune to practice the pronunciation of “L”. It’s a great model to see exaggeration used.