I am one of the the ESL teachers who likes to use songs in the class. They help me create good emotional atmosphere and practice different language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing (cloze format exercises) in a more exciting context. The songs are good authentic materials that can be used across the levels. I was lucky to find through ESL Lounge some new ideas about using lyrics in reading exercises, as well as in vocabulary and grammar practice. Many thanks to all the teachers who are sharing their experiences with the songs.