The site is called Batlyrics. It's very simple to use. You just go to the search part of the site and click the 'Lyrics Words' search.
Then type in the phrase, structure or words you want to find in the text and you'll see the possible phrases from the lyrics start to appear.
Once you select one, you will be linked through to a page of possible versions of the song. Select the one you want and the video of the song should appear with the lyrics underneath.
This is a really fast way to find motivating listening materials for your students that deal with specific structures or vocabulary.
Using this with EFL students
- You can get students to search for their own examples and learn the words.
- You can use it as a way to find listening materials and copy the lyrics to make into classroom activities such as gap fill or reorganising the text.
- You could cut and past the lyrics into this cloze test creator and you then have an interactive listening activity. Better still students could find there own songs and copy the lyrics into the cloze test creator so that they create their own personalised activities.
I hope you find Batlyrics useful. Here you can find more EFL / ESL activities that use songs.
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