The file can be downloaded here:
After you download it, you need to open it with Winrar or some similar program. After it is opened, use WORDPAD to view the document (not Microsoft Word).
Here is a list of some of the improvements in the newest version:
Here are a few of the many songs that are added. But my writing includes a very diverse selection of music. There are also many pop stars.
Also, for the first time in a long time, I revised the version of my writing that omits most of the content that is related to music. There is still a lot of writing to read in this smaller file. But the file size is much smaller than the full version.
That file can be downloaded here:
All of the content of this smaller file is also found in the larger file.
It's basically just the information that is related to advice about improving your English skills and how to think about these things, many website links related to English learning and English practice and a long list of English movies and television programs.
It isn't quite ready. There are some details that I want to spend more time on. But I will be posting a new download link within a week or so.
Okay. It's that time again.
There have been many improvements since the previous version.
Here are a few of the many songs that have been added in this version. Although if you don't like these, there are also many others of different musical styles.
Here is a list that details SOME of the improvements in this version. But there are literally at least several hundred small improvements.
In this video, Татьяна Веденеева visits a very famous American television show for children. Татьяна Веденеева communicates with Mister Rogers through a translator. Then a few minutes later, a video clip shows and explains how матрёшка are made.
This episode was originally shown on American television on March 10, 1988. Mister Rogers also visited Moscow in 1987.
Here are two other video clips from the show that are related to music, but are not related to Russia:
I wanted to let everyone know that I'm still working on the next version of my downloadable guide to English language music. It's a never ending battle that I've been at for more than two years now. But it gets better all of the time.
No one ever comments on my blog posts anymore because I barely say anything here. But I know that some people read it, because people download the files each time that I post them. :)
The next version will probably be posted sometime during the first week of June.
Despite spending a lot of time editing and improving my writing, I never get as much done as I would like. But it's been awhile since my last version, so I figured that it was time to share my writing again.
Here's the new download link:
Here's a document that details many of the updates:
Here are a few songs that are new in this version, although there are many others:
There's a lot more than these. But it's difficult for me to remember which songs that I added within the past couple of months, but not more than 3 months ago. If you are new to the document, then you should know that it has an amazingly diverse selection of music. So if you don't like these songs at all, then there will be some other songs that you probably will like.
If you have an older version of this document and you think that you already have more English songs than you need, you should know it's still worth downloading an updated version because I've made so many other improvements. I don't just add new songs to the writing. I improve it general.
"Watching TV shows or movies is really helpful in any kind of language learning because it exposes you to the normal rate of speech in a language and maybe a more colloquial register than you get in a text book. I think it trains you also to be able to comprehend a lot more."
"I find that when I start a new language and I start watching TV and I'm comfortable enough, maybe I'll understand 4 or 5 words out of 10. And that really helps because that then bleeds over into conversation. So I think that watching TV is really the basis of learning in a lot of ways."
This young man has extremely advanced language skills for his age. But these concepts could be applied to anyone who is just trying to learn and improve their English skills. The things that he says are very compatible with the advice and resources in my writing.
It is worth noting that he talks about INPUT. Input could also be reading English or listening to English music.