Quiz 1: What Song English songs children sing It? Quiz 2: What Song Is It? Useful Hobby There are two great hobbies that can help language learners to improve their pronunciation and speaking skills.
The first is watching films in English with English subtitles, writing out phrases, discussing the language in situations, learning useful dialogues by heart, and so on. Unfortunately, we cannot help you with it because this work is quite difficult to do within the framework of this site. The second hobby that we recommend as very interesting and useful is learning by heart and singing loudly the lyrics of English songs. This work is not as difficult or time-consuming as the work with movies, but it also gives excellent results. You sing the songs that you like, and the tune helps you to remember the words correctly.
In our teaching experience, students who like to sing English songs master English pronunciation easier and faster. The tune should be easy to remember. You can learn and sing any songs you like. See Songs for Children Foreword in the section Kids. Songs are a great source of everyday phrases, and the phrases are easy to remember because you listen to them together with the melody. Analyzing grammatical structures in songs will help you to understand standard patterns of usage and how they may change in everyday speech.
Songs can be a useful means for learning English rhythm if you practice repeating the lyrics with the stress and rhythm that you hear in songs. You can sing or just say the lyrics loudly, like poems. The lyrics of the songs in the section Hobby are given with Russian translation and linguistic commentary. Russian translation is very close to the text of the original, which should help you to understand the text in English better. Listen to the song, read the translation of the lyrics, and listen to the song again with the English lyrics before your eyes.