5-Minute TOPs with Scripts

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

The scripts of these episodes are found in a PDF file and also in Marianne’s book QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book 2.0 Go to our store to check out the other available written materials.

TOPs: Advice For Listeners

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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 (with music)

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

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