Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 23, 2022 and last updated on August 1, 2023

Karaoke, an engaging topic for English learners, offers a unique pathway to language improvement. Exploring karaoke allows learners to discuss their favorite songs, music genres and the experience of singing in a social setting.

Additionally, discussing karaoke can help learners build vocabulary related to music, emotions and performance, while also encouraging them to explore cultural aspects tied to karaoke traditions in various English-speaking countries.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Karaoke

Karaoke is a type of entertainment that you can practice in clubs and bars. It consists of singing along to music using a microphone.

It is a perfect way to perform relax and have fun. It is not a competition, don’t take it too seriously!

Karaoke is an enjoyable activity where you can support everyone who sings whether they are very good or really bad!

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • sing (verb)
  • singer (noun)
  • confidence (noun)
  • microphone (noun)
  • equipment (noun)
  • audience (noun)
  • perform (verb)
  • performance (noun)
  • enjoyable (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Why do you think some people love Karaoke?
  • Have you ever done Karaoke?
  • Is Karaoke an activity you would enjoy?
  • Do you know anyone who has Karaoke equipment at home?
  • What do you think about the places that you can go to sing Karaoke?
  • What would you prefer, to sing or to listen to others singing?
  • Why do you think some people dislike Karaoke?
  • Do you think singing in front of other people can have any benefits?
  • Which song would you like to sing in a Karaoke?
  • Do you think you sing well?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.