The soundtrack of this version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow (originally from The Wizard of Oz) was featured in several films, commercials and radio shows, and the video was downloaded over ten million times.
Your task is to listen to the song and complete the text.
There will be more tasks coming later based on this song.
This is a bit more difficult listening task based on Bruce Springsteen’s classic, The River. You have to add the missing words – and some of them are not very easy.
Other available tasks on EnglishFiles.com based on the same song: a similar, easier gap-fill listening comprehension exercise and a reading comprehension exercise on the background of the song.
Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in literature earlier today and we’re celebrating it with a listening task, what else?
Most Bob Dylan fans will know that he was a member of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, together with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The song featured here, Handle with Care, was one of the hits of this short-lived band.
Once again, a classic: the famous duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel first performed this song in 1969 and it has been popular ever since. The lyrics are not simple: you’ll find some advanced vocabulary items, some of which you might be unfamiliar with.
In this exercise version, only some easier words are left out, and if you still have difficulties, you can ask for hints.
Later you will find more tasks here based on this song, including vocabulary exercises and a pretty difficult text reconstruction task.
Listen to the song Someone Like You by Adele and fill the gaps in the lyrics.
Feel free to stop or rewind the video whenever you feel it’s necessary but ideally you should play it once from start to finish and then for the second time only stop it once after every line.
This task is about B2 level on the CEFR scale.
There will be more songs by Adele, and also a different version of this same song: a text reconstruction exercise, where you’ll have to create the whole text yourself.
This task is based on the background story of the song One by U2. Read the text and for each gap choose the most appropriate word.
A listening comprehension task based on the song appeared earlier on EnglishFiles.com.
There will be more tasks coming based on this song, including another listening comprehension exercise and also vocabulary practice tasks later.