E.S.L about Singer Amy Winehouse


Intermediate/ Advanced Level

Today’s lesson we would like to talk about a few famous people from England.We will be posting a few more this week. Focus will be general knowledge combined with english vocabulary words. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live , we all have a someone famous from your home country to talk about.

Let’s read a little bit about Singer Amy Winehouse.

Who was Amy Winehouse?

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. Known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz, Winehouse has been cited as an influence on many contemporary artists.

What really happened to Amy Winehouse?

It landed on all the lists: best songs of the year, best songs of the decade, best songs of all time. Less than five years after “Rehab” was released, Amy died of alcohol poisoning.

How did Amy Winehouse get famous?

Born in London, England, on September 14, 1983, Amy Winehouse broke into the music business at age 16, a classmate passed on her demo tape to a record label. She signed her first record deal as a jazz vocalist, and her music later blossomed into an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul and R&B.

Top famous songs

Black to Black.


You know I’m no good.


Vocabulary words:

Deep – Profundo

Eclectic mix– Mistura eclética

Cited – Citada

Landed – Cair nas maos de alguem

Less – Menos

Rehab/ Rehabilitation – Reabilitação (Rehab e mais comum)

Poisoning -Veneno /envenenado (a)

Deal – Acordo

Blossomed – Floresceu


Amy came up with the idea for her hit song ‘Rehab’ as a joke. She told Paper magazine: ‘Me and Mark Ronson were just walking down the street in SoHo and I sang the hook. I sang it as a joke.

 “Rehab” song ! Enjoy watching this amazing and unforgettable voice Amy Winehouse.


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