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QT-ESL: Songs with subtitled lyrics in English (1) and exercises

At QualityTime-ESL we believe in teaching ESL with songs. Today the Internet gives us amazing resources. Here we combine links to videos with cloze/gap-filling exercises to use directly in class. In most cases, the clips have closed captions/subtitles in English. We suggest teachers use songs at the end of their lessons after much hard work on (among other things) our grammar drills! QualityTime-ESL Podcasts!

You can also look at another page called My Favorite Songs—With Cloze and Other Exercises which will take you to:

Here are some of my favorites. I have created worksheets for some. Any contributions are more than welcome and will be given credit here!

Just click on the title of the songs to get the video on YouTube with the lyrics in Closed Captions/Subtitles.

Clips can be removed

Unfortunately, I can not guarantee that these clips will still be on YouTube as they are often removed because of non-access to a country or for copyright reasons. If that is the case, just search for a lyrics version on YouTube. There are so many today.

If you want to start with just the music (as a guessin game for instance)or do a fill-in exercise before watching the video clip, go to www.goear.com to play the song.

From Films

Theme from "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise- Take My Breath Away - with lyrics

Kelly Clarkson

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) - with lyrics

Taylor Swift

You Belong With Me - with lyrics

Miley Cyrus

Stay - with lyrics

When I Look At You - with lyrics

Christina Aguilera

Beautiful - with lyrics

Rebecca Ferguson

Mr. Bright Eyes - with lyrics

Carly Rae Jepsen

Call Me Maybe - with lyrics

Carrie Underwood

Good Girl - with lyrics

EXERCISE TO GO WITH SONGS

Whitney Huston

  • Fill In exercise
    Word - 51.6 kb
    Whitney Huston - I Will Always Love You - Fill In
  • Fill In exercise Key
    Word - 51.8 kb
    Whitney Huston - I Will Always Love You - Key

I Will Always Love You - with lyrics

I Will Always Love You

Michael Buble

Feeling Good

I just found this song which I put in TOP 5-I’m still standing, one of my podcasts on iTunes. Do check it out!

  • Fill In exercise
    Word - 70.4 kb
    Michel Buble - Feeling Good - Fill In
  • Fill In exercise Key
    Word - 67.3 kb
    Michel Buble - Feeling Good - Key

Adele - Grammy Awards winner 2012

This young singers is extremely popular on YouTube. Your young students, especially girls, undoubtedly know her already and are watching these clips at home.

Set Fire to the Rain with lyrics

  • Fill In exercise
    Word - 72.7 kb
    Adele - Set Fire To The Rain - Fill In
  • Fill In exercise Key
    Word - 77.4 kb
    Adele - Set Fire To The Rain - Key

Someone Like You - from the Brit Awards 2011

Someone Like You - with an introduction by the singer

Someone Like You - with lyrics on the screen

  • Fill In exercise
    Word - 73.7 kb
    Adele - Someone Like You - Fill In
  • Fill In exercise Key
    Word - 65.9 kb
    Adele - Someone Like You - Fill In Key
  • Translation into French - you can complete the right-hand column of the this word document with any language you wish
    Word - 121.7 kb
    Adele - Someone Like You - Translation into French

Rolling In The Deep

Rolling In The Deep with subtitles

  • Fill In exercise
    Word - 66.9 kb
    Adele - Rolling In The Deep - Fill In
  • Fill In exercise Key
    Word - 64.3 kb
    Adele - Rolling In The Deep - Key

Rumour has it - with lyrics

Eagles

The version with subtitled lyrics has just been removed! What a shame. Instead you can watch Welcome to the Hotel California while I look for another version.

Listen to "Welcome to the Hotel California"

  • "Choice of Words" Exercise (as an introduction)
    Word - 35.5 kb
    Hotel California-Choice Exercise
  • "Choice of Words" Exercise Key
    Word - 42.5 kb
    Hotel California-Choice Exercise-Key
  • Cloze exercise (gap-filling)
    Word - 39.5 kb
    Hotel California-Cloze Exercise & Vocab
  • Cloze exercise (gap-filling) Key
    Word - 29.5 kb
    Hotel California-Key
  • Vocabulary exercise (for French students, which can be adapted easily to other languages)
    Word - 31.5 kb
    Hotel California-Vocab Exercise
  • Vocabulary exercise key
    Word - 35 kb
    Hotel California-Vocab Exercise-Key

Find a version with lyrics of the U2 song I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

  • Exercise: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For + Qs- Key
    Word - 29 kb
    I Will Survive - Key
  • Key I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For + Qs- Key
    Word - 30 kb
    I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For + Qs

Queen

Radio Gaga

Did you know that Lady Gaga took her name from this song that makes fun of stupid, lifeless, unimaginative radio music ? Her manager heard her talking and complaining all the time so he started calling her "Lady Gaga". Now you know the origin of her name. This song "Radio Gaga" is a real classic.

Word - 29 kb
Radio Ga Ga
Word - 25.5 kb
Radio Ga Ga Key

Pink

Dear Mr. President A great song about former president George W. Bush!

  • Matching exercise
    Word - 35 kb
    Dear Mr President-Matching Exercise
  • Matching exercise Key
    Word - 33.5 kb
    Dear Mr President-Matching Exercise Key
  • Lyrics
    Word - 29 kb
    Dear Mr President

Simon and Garfunkel

The Boxer (with lyrics - subtitled in English) - a beautiful clip

  • Matching exercise
    Word - 77.3 kb
    Simon&Garfunkel - The Boxer - Fill In
  • Matching exercise Key
    Word - 72.2 kb
    Simon&Garfunkel - The Boxer - Key

Lenny Kravitz

I Belong To You

  • Matching exercise
    Word - 71.6 kb
    Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You - Fill In
  • Matching exercise Key
    Word - 72.5 kb
    Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You - Key

Bee Gees

Watch I Started A Joke

  • Cloze (very simple)
    Word - 24.5 kb
    I Started a Joke-Cloze
  • Key/Lyrics
    Word - 23.5 kb
    I Started A Joke

Watch Too Much Heaven

Again the subtitled version has been removed!

  • Lyrics
    Word - 26 kb
    Too Much Heaven

John Lennon

Watch Imagine

  • Cloze exercise
    PDF - 37.5 kb
    Imagine
  • Cloze exercise key
    PDF - 42.5 kb
    Imagine-Key

Sting

Russians No subtitles, but a beautiful video

Russians Subtitles in Mr. Shoup’s class assignment - great student work!

  • Cloze exercise and a parody by my students
    PDF - 47.1 kb
    Russians & Parody
  • Cloze exercise key and a parody by my students
    PDF - 47.2 kb
    Russians Key & Parody

Englishman In New York

  • Cloze exercise
    PDF - 40.6 kb
    Englishman in New York
  • Cloze exercise key
    PDF - 40.5 kb
    Englishman in New York-Key

Pink Floyd

Another Brick in the Wall

  • Cloze exercise
    PDF - 35.2 kb
    Another Brick in the Wall
  • Cloze exercise key
    PDF - 36 kb
    Another Brick in the Wall-Key
  • Cloze exercise
    Word - 23.5 kb
    Another Brick in the Wall
  • Cloze exercise key
    Word - 24 kb
    Another Brick in the Wall-Key

Supertramp

The logical Song

  • Cloze/Flil ins/Gap-filling
    PDF - 46 kb
    Logical Song
  • Cloze/Flil ins/Gap-filling Key
    PDF - 45.5 kb
    Logical Song-Key

U2

Just the band:
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

or

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

  • Exercise and question
    Word - 30 kb
    I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For + Qs
  • Key to exercise and question
    Word - 30 kb
    I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For + Qs- Key

Please

  • Cloze exercise
    Word - 31.5 kb
    Please Cloze
  • Key
    Word - 29 kb
    Please lyrics

With or Without You

  • Cloze exercise
    PDF - 24.7 kb
    With or Without You U2
  • Cloze exercise key
    PDF - 25.5 kb
    With or Without You U2-Key

Ad for new U2 album with subtitles

Walk On

  • Lyrics
    Word - 26.5 kb
    Walk On

Without the subtitles—I am still searching for the video with subtitles

Genesis

Land Of Confusion

or

Land Of Confusion

A different version with lyrics:

Land Of Confusion

I am still searching for the original video with subtitles.

  • Lyrics and facts
    Word - 32.5 kb
    Land of Confusion

Alexander Rybak - Eurovision Winner 2009 - Norway

Fairy Tale

  • Cloze exercise
    Word - 23.5 kb
    Fairytale Cloze
  • Cloze exercise key
    Word - 22 kb
    Fairytale Key

Michael Jackson

We Are The World

The Rolling Stones

Angie

John Waite

I Ain’t Missing You

Foreigner

I want to know what love is

Backstreet Boys

Inconsolable

Elvis Presley

Heart Break Hotel

Celine Dion

My Heart Will Go On

Lighthouse Family

High

Super Mario RPG

Rawest Forest Song

For students to remember their childhood.

Connie Talbot

I will always love you

James Blunt

Cry

No bravery

Beatles

Below are lyrics to Beatles songs to be found on the Beatles Page -*Beatles Page - devoted exclusively to this band:

Let It Be - Yesterday - Help

PDF - 51.6 kb
Let It Be - Yesterday - Help

I Should Have Known Better - Cloze

PDF - 26.7 kb
I Should Have Known Better

I Should Have Known Better - Key

PDF - 26.9 kb
I Should Have Known Better-Key

Below are lyrics to songs that I like in doc. Perhaps you’ll have time to do the fill in pages and find the best links! If so do let me know. I’d appreciate that.

Word - 28 kb
Piano Man
Word - 25 kb
Honesty-Song by Billy Joel
Word - 29 kb
Dear Mr President
Word - 27.5 kb
Chiquitita
Word - 25 kb
Dancing Queen
Word - 28 kb
Mamma Mia
Word - 25.5 kb
Money Money Money
Word - 30.5 kb
Take A Chance on Me
Word - 24.5 kb
Thank Your For The Music

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