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Episode 11

Tess and Ravi talk about pop music and Jo and Adam look at the difference between the verbs 'hear' and 'listen'.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – which British singers or bands are your favourites?
  • Do songs help you learn English?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


My favourite English singer is Adele. Actually, I don't listen to music too much. Sometimes I listen to music for relax. So I haven't tried to listen to music for learn English. But I'll try it. Why not!

Hi everyone!

In this episode we can see a lot of information, as a mater I'm concerned I going to focus in the music issue. I' m totally agree with all of you, in the fact, that the music it's very useful to learn Englishh, really in my honest opinion, it's really useful for learn all the language, you can listen to the music with transcrip and focus on the mean idea or on the other hand you can focus too in the pronunciation for to improve it. To sum up I would like to highlight the important to have open minded and take account all the posibilities for learn and improve our English.

Best wishes!

I like country music and country dance.
I think that listening to English music is useful to those who study English to improve their pronunciation

Hello everyone .
I am Vikash from india .I listen to bollywood music .
Yes, songs help to learn english.

Hi everybody. I'm Nguyen Hieu from Hai Phong, Viet Nam. I really like listen to English songs. It helps me learn English easier. I can understand the grammar, words. Sometimes I find difficultly to understand the slang words but I try to find down on your website and can understand it. I love your podcast, I miss Carolina and I hope the new episode is coming soon. Thank you so much for interesting podcasts, useful games and for everything from the website.

For me I listen often Katie Melua. She has a very good english, easy to understand, and she has a nice voice , plays guitar very well and she is very pretty. Nice songs! Thank you very much for your website . I think you have a lot of work.

I listen to kpop and indian songs, i really love it! It helped me to learn new languages and culture. But its true that english lyrics helped me to improve my english via leraning to words and how to build a sentence! The same goes with english subtitles! Thank god to english i can see my korean dramas and hindi movies!
Nice and creative exercices! i really enjoyed it!

My new british teacher told me this site, i really thank her! :)

hey every one.... I hope you all be doing good.. I have joint learning English because I am looking for IELTS in a month or so.. if some one is really interested in IELTS exam so we can practice together .. inbox me sardar naseer

Hello sardar naseer,

I wanted to point out that we have a section devoted to the IELTS and also tell you about TakeIELTS, which is an excellent resource for people preparing for the test. Also, please be sure to read our House Rules, as, for security reasons, there are some restrictions on the kind of information you can share on our site.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

i am erica from hong kong
i have downloaded the smartphone app 'elementary podcasts' since i went to british council for lessons
the app is brilliant , i am looking forward for next episode or series
i miss tess and ravi <3