Saturday, June 30, 2007


Presenter: Nguyen Hong Anh, M.A.



Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to “Sing To Learn” again,

In our life, we have chances to listen to our favorite songs. There are some very old songs; however, when we listen to it, many memories come back to us. And the song “Yesterday once more”, to which we are going to listen, is Capenters’ confidence.

When I was young, I'd listened to the radio, waitin' for my favorite songs. When they played, I'd sing along. It made me smile.

Those were such happy times, And not so long ago. How I wondered where they'd gone, But they're back again. Just like a long lost friend, All the songs I loved so well..

(*) Every Sha-la-la-la Every Wo-wo-wo Still shines. Every shing-a-ling-a-ling That they're starting to sing's So fine. When they get to the part, Where he's breakin' her heart, It can really make me cry Just like before. It's yesterday once more.

Lookin' back on how it was In years gone by And the good times that I had Makes today seem rather sad So much has changed.

It was songs of love that I would sing to then And I'd memorize each word Those old melodies Still sound so good to me As they melt the years away.

Repeat (*)

All my best memories Come back clearly to me Some can even make me cry Just like before It's yesterday once more.

Repeat (*)

- to sing along: hát theo
- to break one’s heart: làm ai đau khổ
- to make someone do bảo ai làm điều gì
- It makes so/ + Adj

Bài dịch tham khảo

Ngược dòng ký ức

Nhớ những lúc khi còn thơ ấu
Tôi thường nghe những khúc ca vui.
Tôi mĩm cười những khi tôi hát
Theo giai điệu bài hát tôi yêu.

Hạnh phúc kia giờ đâu còn nữa.
Đã ra đi đến tận phương nào

Rồi bổng nhiên bình minh rực sáng
Bài hát xưa giờ đã quay về
Như người bạn nghìn năm xa cách
Đến cùng ta. Ôi! Quá yêu thương

Những giai điệu cất lên sâu lắng
Nổi long tôi lại thấy nhói đau
Khi chàng trai bỏ rơi cô gái
Kỷ niệm xưa cũng chợt hiện về
Trong tâm tôi với bao năm tháng
Bao niềm vui của thuở đang yêi

Nhưng giờ đây mọi điều thay đổi
Kỷ niệm xưa nhắc lại them buồn.

Bản tình ca mà tôi từng hát
Vẫn như in trong trí từng lời
Ôi giai điệu một thời để nhớ
Ngày xưa ơi xin đến một lần

Sunday Nov. 21, 2004
Nguyễn Hồng Anh


Anonymous said...

I'm a programmer but now I prefer English and I want to become an English teacher. So can you show me how to do that? .Is there any shortest way?. What should I do ? What should i study? I don't want to come back to University and stay there for 4 yrs.

I'd appreciate for your help!

Yours Sincerely!

Tien Tran

My name is Ngoc Thuong said...

Excuse me? May i ask you 2 questions? First,Can you post the song use in club that i want to listen again? Second,Can you tell me how to erase some mistakes on the blogger.For example: Nguyean Hoang Anh is a mistake. I want to correct like Nguyen Hong Anh

Anonymous said...

Good evening, teacher!
I don't know why i only hear some sentences in 3 songs when i press Play track. How can i hear all song, teacher?
Teacher, your translation of this song in Vietnamese is very passionate feeling. And teacher, aren't you a romantic man? Because looking you is too a serious teacher if you're smileless.I always adore you.
Thanks for your telling.
Bye, bye teacher.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Tien Tran,

- First, your English must be good enough.
- Second, You must be good at communicating (or teaching methology).
- Last, your certificates or degrees to prove your knowledge of English

To Ngoc Thuong,
- You can listen to those songs in other sources. I just post songs in my books for teaching. Those songs will occupy a lot of capacity of the blog.
- They are not mistakes. It is because of the FONT

To others,

When many people visit my blog, that happens; however, you click a few times, it will be ok.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

In work, i am serious because i want al of you to improve your English; however, i am quiet different in the real life.

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lê thiên ấn said...

i like the method that you use for teaching's so great.Thanks all your heart for us, i try day by day for my studying English...i want to use it for my job successfully!!!So your help is needed for me...

angelaque said...

i don't see you are a strict teacher,i see you are a good teacher
i remember on some first days when studying with u,i did sth wrong ,you use yr hand to hold lightly my neck or to nip my ear.At that time ,i feel really embarrassed and alittle unhappy and sometime feel afraid of u.Because ,before u,no teacher did like that with me .But,when i come home ,i see it normal .Then ,gradually,i'm not afraid of u so much and i realize more things about u .U are active ,funny,interesting,enthusiastic, responsible...i see that strictness is not one of yr characters ,u just try to look strict because of us .Anyway,i try to study english and don't let u down
my teacher,go ahead and never give up just because of obstinate students .Because, nobble duty of a teacher is correcting and educating his or her students .right?

Anonymous said...

so, what are your characters in real life?

becoi said...

hi teacher,
i heard many good words about you from my friends. According to my friends, you 're a good teacher. because of this, i want to enroll your English courses. Please tell me where i can register?
thanks and expect your reponse.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Thanks for all

Go to school and enroll

Anonymous said...

Thầy oi , em mún hỏi thầy về kỹ năng nghe .nguời ta đọc xong 1 câu em chưa kịp hiểu nghĩa và có những từ em còn chưa nghe ra , vậy mà người ta đã đọc sang câu khác rồi .Vậy thì có cách nào để giúp em nghe nguyên 1 bài ,và vẫn hiểu được không thầy ?

la vie said...

it's the first time i visit your blog,teacher!there are so many people who admire you.i'm really jealous with you.hihi.i like to see you smile,you sing,i'm feel happy and relaxed when i learn with you.and thanks for your interest when i was t'aime bcp.^^.

Anonymous said...

Thầy ơi!
câu "đừng áp đặt suy nghĩ của mình lên người khác" tiếng anh nói như thế nào vậy thầy?

Anonymous said...

teacher, Could you help me to write about topic "wearing uniforms in high school,it's good or not" (topic 136 in "essay writing" book)? I don't have enough ideas for this one.

Anonymous said...


I am a former student, how are you? I'm really happy when I read the comments on your blog. It's seems your students are more and more inteligent :D.
Teacher, could you tell me how we call the person who always breaks promises - a word or phrase?? Thanks!^^

Quynh My

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