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The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

I really don't like losing you. In #12 Friends, Rachel says to Ross, "Boy, you can't stand to lose, can...

Intermediate



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Kenny Chesney - Boston

Could possibly use this song to kick off a set of Present Perfect discussion questions. Where are you from? How long...

Intermediate



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What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

What are people doing?

Beginning



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Tracy Chapman - Stand by Me

demonstrates the first conditional. chill. can be extended into a sentence writing activity.

Low Intermediate



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Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are

J and CH sounds - pronunciation practice

Intermediate



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Kenny Chesney - Better Boat (feat. Mindy Smith)

Lyrics center on overcoming adversity, metaphor of building a "better boat" to navigate the sea.

Intermediate



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Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger

Listening quiz

Intermediate



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Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

Great for kicking off a conversation about dating, first loves, or "how we met" stories

Intermediate



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The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz

Simple Present samba

Low Intermediate



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MINE | BAZZI (Jayesslee Cover - Clean)

I, me, my, mine, myself - pronouns review

Low Intermediate



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Charlie Puth - Done For Me (feat. Kehlani)

verb tense review - present, past, future

Low Intermediate



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Mary Poppins - Jane Banks - The Perfect Nanny

Tongue twisters are tricky, but try this for some Pronunciation practice - Read Jane's letter.

Intermediate



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Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

present perfect verb tense - U2's song performed by the Celtic Woman band

Intermediate



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Coldplay - The Scientist

Tell and say

Low Intermediate



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I Got You - Jack Johnson

Easy going. Fill in the blank. Aloha

Low Intermediate



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Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J.Thomas

fill in the blank listening activity

Intermediate



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Kelly Clarkson: Piece by Piece

This song is sad but beautiful story about a girl and her dad.

Intermediate



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Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Listening comprehension

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: The Weeknd: In the Night

Grammy Award winner from Toronto releases another winner

Intermediate



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syoneda: The Weeknd: Can't Feel my Face

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is another immigrant success story from Canada. His huge hit, Can't Feel My...

Low Intermediate



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The Lion King: The Circle of Life

Elton John brings his songwriting skills to the Lion King

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: Bryan Adams: Inside Out

ESL teachers unite! Rock and roll superlatives!

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: Carly Rae Jepsen: I Really Like You

How did our BC girl ever get Tom Hanks to do this vid? She shoots; she scores!

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: Wavin' Flag: K'naan

Canadian of Somalian ancestry changes his original lyrics for Somalia for FIFA World Cup

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: Chris Hadfield: Space Oddity

Canadian astronaut beams out the David Bowie classic "Space Oddity" as the first music video made in space

Intermediate



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syoneda: Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe

Canadians are making some noise in support of our local girl from Mission, British Columbia, at the 2013 Grammy Awards! ...

Intermediate



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I'm a believer Smash Mouth

funny version

Intermediate



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Sarah McLachlan: I Will Remember You

This song is an ESL teacher's dream for the purpose of teaching the future tense in clear and simple lyrics

Low Intermediate



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Alanis Morissette: Ironic

"And life has a funny, funny way of helping you out...helping you out."

High Intermediate



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Avril Lavigne: I'm With You

Avril Lavigne gave her official consent for her song to be used in this video on animal rights

Intermediate



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Diana Krall: Pick Yourself Up

Okay, folks, holidays are over. It's time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!

Low Intermediate



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syoneda: Gabriele Lynch: The Huron Christmas Carol

Written ca. 1645 by Jean de Brebeuf, this Christmas carol still resonates great beauty.

High Intermediate



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Diana Krall: Vancouver S'Wonderful

Sit down in your favourite chair and view the famous landmarks of Vancouver with local jazz songstress, Diana Krall. ...

Low Intermediate



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Sarah McLachlan: Ordinary Miracle

When you wake up to another rainy day, do you feel sad? Sarah McLachlan reinterprets the biblical allegory of The...

Intermediate



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Anne Murray: You've Got a Friend

Nova Scotia-born, Anne Murray performs the old Carol King classic,

Intermediate



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Avril Lavigne: Complicated

It's tough being a teenager, eh? Says Ontario-born, Avril Lavigne, in "Complicated".

High Intermediate



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Celine Dion: The Power of Love

Canada's Celine Dion hit number one on the Billboard 100 in 1994 with "The Power of Love".

Low Intermediate



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Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come

Quebec's superstar, Celine Dion, sings of the miracle of birth of her new baby in "A New Day Has Come".

Intermediate



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Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On

Quebec's favourite songstress, Celine Dion, sings "My Heart Will Go On" from the blockbuster movie, Titanic.

Beginning



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Feist: 1234

Canadian indie pop singer, Feist, hit the 10 best of 2007 with her song, 1234. It became an ad for Apple iPod.

Intermediate



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Michael Buble: Everything

Burnaby Boy Buble croons about this crazy life and this crazy world in Everything

Low Intermediate



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Diana Krall: So Nice

Here is Nanaimo's favourite jazz singer singing a bossa nova classic, So Nice.

Low Intermediate