I usually tell my students to listen the music that they like in English , some of them ask questions about words of sentences they check in the lyrics , I answer most of them but some songs are kind of complicated such as Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z.
So what happens if a student asks you about the first two lines of the song, well you can say that’s too hard or just listen other type of music which is alright or you can tell him or her to find the song in rapgenious.com
These are first two sentences of the Empire State of Mind Lyrics
- Yeah I’m out that Brooklyn, now I’m down in TriBeCa
- Right next to Deniro, but I’ll be hood forever
In the first two sentences , I can think of these questions.
- What does he mean by I’m out of that Brooklyn
- What’s Tribeca?
- What does Deniro have to do with this?
- What’s hood?
Rap Genious has the answers
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