The best recommendation I have Niki, is that you find songs that you are curious about and learn their lyrics, because songs employ the common English used in spoken dialogue.
I start all of my students with Carole King's song, "You've Got A Friend". or "I Only Have Eyes For You." The student does not have to learn to sing; but only to read the lyrics and know the vocabulary. Nursery Rhymes are a great aid to learning to speak also.
---Warm Regards, Bruce