Learning English through music and songs can be very
enjoyable. You can mix pleasure with learning when you listen to a song and
exploit the song as a means to your English progress. Some underlying reason
can be drawn to support the idea why we use songs in language learning.
Firstly, “the song stuck in my head” Phenomenon (the
echoing in our minds of the last song we heard after leaving a restaurant,
shopping malls, etc) can be both enjoyable and sometimes unnerving. This
phenomenon also seems to reinforce the idea that songs work on our
short-and-long term memory.
Secondly, songs in general also use simple
conversational language, with a lot of repetition, which is just what many
learners look for sample text. The fact that they are effective makes them many
times more motivating than other text. Although usually simple, some songs can
be quite complex syntactically, lexically and poetically, and can be analyzed
in the same way as any other literary sample.
Furthermore, song can be appropriated by listener
for their own purpose. Most pop songs and probably many other types don’t have
precise people, place or time reference.
In addition, songs are relaxing. They provide
variety and fun, and encourage harmony within oneself and within one group.
Little wonder they are important tools in sustaining culture, religion,
patriotism and yeas, even revolution.
Last but not least, there are many learning
activities we can do with songs such as studying grammar, practicing selective
listening comprehension, translating songs, learning vocabulary, spelling and
From the elaboration above, it can be concluded that
learning through music and songs, learning English can be enjoyable and fun.
type of the text above is …
is the communicative purpose of the text?
tell the reader about the songs
entertain the reader with the songs
show the reader the use of songs
explain above the songs
persuade the reader to use songs in learning language
generic structures of the text are ….
– arguments – recommendation
statement – sequential explanation
events – background events – sources
– arguments – reiteration
statement – arguments
is the text about ….
songs in language learning
on the text, there are …… reason for using songs in learning language
provide variety and fun, and encourage harmony within oneself and within one
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