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Post time 2008-8-22 07:20:49 |Display all floors
Any band that has decent pronunciation is what I think. Unofrtunately that cuts out most of my metal favorites. I use Pete Murray for my students, KT Tunstall is good, The Song Easy, by Faith no More is also pretty clear.

As for movies, English movies with English subtitles, that way your brain is getting sound and visual input. It is best to watch the movies a couple of times so choose good ones. Drama are better than actions because actions have a lot of screaming.

Comedies are also good because they help you understand western humor better. This is especially true if yo are going to Australia because our sense of humor is a bit warped. I can suggest movies for here if you like.

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Post time 2008-8-22 10:57:38 |Display all floors
Originally posted by xilaren at 2008-8-22 06:25
One song that I like a lot and listen to it a lot is 'somebody to love'by Nelly Furtado

I also love  the song called memory sang by Sarah Brightman.
I listen to them a lot.

Thank you for your enthusiasm for my question,and i'll search for all list you provide one by one,and listen.

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Post time 2008-8-22 11:07:13 |Display all floors
Originally posted by glaznozt at 2008-8-22 06:42
Immigrant- by Sade

When the Lights Go Down in City-Journey

Life in The Fast Lane- DOn Henley

Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd

Womans Worth - Alicia Keys

The Boxer- Simon and Garfunkel

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Also thank you very much,you must a person like english song crazy too.

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Post time 2008-8-22 11:07:45 |Display all floors
angel -- from the movie named "city of angels"

perfect day

somebody

and I love u so
Princess Eos ;)

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Post time 2008-8-22 11:12:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vorgal78 at 2008-8-22 07:20
Any band that has decent pronunciation is what I think. Unofrtunately that cuts out most of my metal favorites. I use Pete Murray for my students, KT Tunstall is good, The Song Easy, by Faith no Mo ...

Ok,your suggestion is usable,thanks a lot.If you can just do,introduce some movies,that's very good.

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Post time 2008-8-22 13:59:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2008-8-22 13:19
For the lyrics I would choose Sarah Brightman too.

Others:

Pink Floyd

Simon & Garfunkel

Leonard Cohen


Simon and Garfunkle are a good choice I agree.

As for movies?
For standard English pronunciation
The other Boylyn girl.
Love, actually
any bond movie

If you are going to the U.S.
White chicks,
The italian job

Australia
The Castle
Wolf Creek

the U.K.
Snatch (irish accents)
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels (cockney english and common english)

mainly just to understand humor because it can be pretty hard to understand at first.

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Post time 2008-8-22 15:29:41 |Display all floors

Yesterday once more

yesterday once more

I like the song very much! You can search it in the Internet.

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