Featured Lesson


If you hate your job, you’ll love this song!

A good job that pays well and makes you happy is difficult to find nowadays. For a lot of people in the world, they will take any job because they need money to pay bills and support their families. But every now and then, a job is so bad and boring that quitting is the only option! If you are stuck in a bad job, I suggest that you leave on very good terms, but "Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee" by Canibus might make you feel better! Take this job and shove it. I ain't working here no … [Read More]

Teachers Corner


Teacher Resource: Sound Discrimination with KRS-One

Last week, I wrote a guest article for William Lake's Blog About ESL, and I advised teachers not to overuse gap fill activities for music lessons. Although they are very practical and easy to create, listening to songs and filling in the missing words can be tedious, especially … [Read More]

Top Song


5 Pronunciation Tips That Will Make You Fluent!

Hello, hip-hop heads and ELT students and teachers! This lesson was inspired by MC Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 hit "It Takes Two". As with a lot of hip-hop songs, "It Takes Two" boasts their ability to rap, rhyme, and get the ladies! There are a lot of great expressions … [Read More]

English Skills


Do the Stanky Legg! Imperatives with GS Boyz

The GS Boyz were a group of rappers from Arlington, Texas who made their first big break with the single "Stanky Legg" in 2008. Although they are no longer performing as a group anymore, the Stanky Legg dance is still used at parties and by athletes … [Read More]


Catch a Break with Kurtis Blow!

Kurtis Blow is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song (taken verbatim from Wikipedia). "The Breaks" is … [Read More]