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5-Minute TOPs

Marianne’s 5 Minute TOPs are recordings with short exercises that will give you “Training through Oral Practice.” These exercises are based on famous quotes or lyrics from well-known songs. Doing these 5-minute exercises either in class, at home or work will quickly enable you to memorize these structures to be able to make up personal sentences that express your ideas.

We are currently introducing excerpts from the songs in the exercise so that you can practice singing, an excellent way to improve your speaking skills. These additions will make the podcasts a little longer. Marianne welcomes suggestions from her listeners for future podcasts.

Go to our store to check out the available written materials such as the scripts of these episodes.

TOPs presently available:

TOP 1: "To be or not to be"

TOP 2: "I have a dream"

TOP 3: "She loves you"

TOP 4: "I’m a dreamer"

TOP 5: "I’m still standing"

TOP 6: "We are the champions"

TOP 7: "I heard it through the grapevine"

TOP 8: "There she stood"

TOP 9: "I’ve had the time of my life"

TOP 10: (Part 1) Oral Quiz for TOPs 1 to 9

TOP 10: (Part 2) Oral Quiz for TOPs 1 to 9

TOP 10: (Part 3) Oral Quiz for TOPs 1 to 9

TOP 10: (Part 4) Oral Quiz for TOPs 1 to 9

TOP 11: "Do you want to know?"

TOP 12: "You made them laugh"

TOP 13: "Make love not war"

TOP 14: "Don’t worry be happy"

TOP 15: "Let’s do it"

TOP 16: "I will survive"

TOP 17: "Let me love you"

TOP 18: "I’ll stand by you" (with music)

TOP 19: "Let It Be" (with music)

TOP 20: "Music Quiz 2"

TOP 21: "I Have a Dream" ABBA (music)

TOP 22: "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For" U2 (music)

TOP 23: "Get Lucky" Daft Punk (music)

And also to help you we have added:

TOPs: Music Links for "5-Minute TOPs" 1 to 9

TOPs: Advice For Listeners

More TOPs coming up soon! Write to us if you have special requests.

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TOP 22 I Still Haven’t Found U2 (music) (5-Minute TOPs)

A new "TOP" to help you understand spoken English through "Training with Oral Practice" based on quotes and song lyrics. This episode is based on one of my very favorite song by U2.



TOP 23-Get Lucky (music) (5-Minute TOPs)

Add music to your English lessons with an MP3 podcast. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, one of my very favorite songs, is the theme of this episode. A new "TOP" to help you understand spoken English through "Training with Oral Practice" based on quotes and song lyrics.



Music Links for "5-Minute TOPs" (5-Minute TOPs)

Music links for "5-Minute TOPs" to listen to when you have worked on our podcasts and even fun preparation for TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate, Proficiency, CAE, FCE



TOP 02-I have a dream (5-Minute TOPs)

TOP 2 ("Training with Oral Practice") gives ESL, EFL, ELT, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE students and learners oral practice using famous lyrics. Quotes and lyrics come from I have a dream - Martin Luther King or I have a dream - ABBA, Live To Tell - Madonna, I Have Confidence - The Sound of Music, I Have You to Thank - Gavin DeGraw, Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi, Have a Drink on Me - Lonnie Donegan, Have A Little Faith - John Hiatt, Have a heart - Bonnie Raitt, Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper, YMCA - Village People, Thank You For The Music - Abba



TOP 01-To be or not to be (5-Minute TOPs)

TOP 1 ("Training with Oral Practice") gives ESL, EFL, ELT, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE students and learners oral practice using famous lyrics. Quotes and lyrics come from To be or not to be - William Shakespeare, Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez, I Only Want to Be With You - Dusty Springfield, Yesterday – Beatles, I Want to Be Loved By You - Marilyn Monroe, I Want to Break Free – Queen, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - Elton John



TOP 03-She loves you (5-Minute TOPs)

TOP 3 gives ESL, EFL, ELT, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE students and learners oral practice using famous lyrics. Quotes and lyrics come from: She Loves You - The Beatles, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - Dean Martin, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers, When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton, He Still Loves Me - Beyonce (The Fighting Temptations Movie).



TOP 05-I’m still standing (5-Minute TOPs)

TOP 5 gives ESL, EFL, ELT, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE students and learners oral practice with the simple past tense in English using famous lyrics. Quotes and lyrics come from: I’m Waiting For The Day - The Beach Boys, I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going - Jennifer, I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor, Everybody’s Talkin’ - Midnight Cowboy, Feeling Good - Michael Buble, Angels - Robbie Williams, I’m Still Standing – Elton John



TOP 04-I’m a dreamer (5-Minute TOPs)

TOP 4 gives ESL, EFL, ELT, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE students and learners oral practice using famous lyrics. Quotes and lyrics come from: Imagine - John Lennon, I’m an Englishman in New York - Sting, I’m Your Man - Leonard Cohen, Thank you for the music - ABBA, Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel, I’m in love with a fairytale - Alexander Rybak, I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Yesterday - Beatles



TOP 21-I Have a Dream ABBA (music) (5-Minute TOPs)

A new "TOP" to help you understand spoken English through "Training with Oral Practice" based on quotes and song lyrics. This episode is based on one of my very favorite songs by ABBA.



TOP 20-Music Quiz 2 (5-Minute TOPs)

A new "TOP" to help you understand spoken English through "Training with Oral Practice" based on quotes and song lyrics. This episode is a musical and memory quiz.



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