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Do the Stanky Legg! Imperatives with GS Boyz

Artist: GS Boyz

Song: Stanky Legg

Level: Beginner

Language Focus: Imperatives + Slang


Catch a Break with Kurtis Blow!

Artist: Kurtis Blow

Song: The Breaks

Level: Beginner

Language Focus: Collocations and Wordplay with BREAK


Grammar with MC Lyte: When ‘yet’ means ‘still’

Artist: MC Lyte

Song: Cha Cha Cha

Language Focus: Has/Have + Yet + Infinitive


Picture Dictionary: Learn Christmas Vocabulary with Run-D.M.C.

Artist: Run D.M.C.

Song: Christmas in Hollis

Language Focus: Christmas Vocabulary


Wordplay and Vocabulary with Big Daddy Kane

Artist: Big Daddy Kane

Song: Ain’t No Half Steppin’

Language Focus: Wordplay


Past Perfect and Vocabulary with ATCQ

Artist: A Tribe Called Quest

Song: I Left My Wallet in El Segundo

Language Focus: Past Perfect + Vocabulary


Zero Conditional and Vocabulary with M.I.A.

Artist: M.I.A.

Song: Paper Planes

Language Focus: Zero Conditional + Slang


Learn English Vocabulary with Immortal Technique

Artist: Immortal Technique

Song: Dancing with the Devil

Language Focus: Phrasal Verbs and Slang


Old School for New Beginners: ‘Have Got To’ and Vocabulary with EPMD

Artist: EPMD

Song: You Gots to Chill

Language Focus: ‘Have Got To’ for Obligations

Jay-Z and Justin

Learn English Idioms with Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

Artist: Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

Song: Holy Grail

Language Focus: Vocabulary Related to Success