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Learn English with Music: U2 and the Present Perfect (I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking for

Learn English with Music: U2 and the Present Perfect  (I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking for | Teaching Languages | Scoop.it
From all the places I’ve traveled to around the world, I’ve noticed that one of the most widely known and appreciated bands has to be U2. In this article we’re going to use this awesome band to learn English!

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Another great blog post by those creative chaps at Real Life English. 
A wonderful explanation of the Present Perfect Tense through Music. 

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Free Online Karaoke

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This is a great tool which matches up YouTube music videos to lyrics. Just enter the name of a singer you like then select a song. You'll see the lyrics appear beside the song. Great way to improve your language skills.


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Out of service for now
Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 3, 2013 11:16 AM
I've just searched for a couple of songs and artists and worked out for me.
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Lol! just for fun!

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Song - James Blunt You're Beautiful (Video)

1. Listen to the song and fill the blanks with the past simple tense of the verbs in the box below.

 

can, smile, see, share, catch, be, walk, think,

 

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I __________ an angel
Of that I'm sure.

 

She ___________ at me on the subway
She __________ with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

 

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I ________ your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

 

Yeah, she __________ my eye
As we ___________ on by.
She ________ see from my face that I _______,
Flying high,
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we __________ a moment that will last till the end.

 

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.

I __________ your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

 

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she __________ up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.

 

2. Match the following words to a synonym.

 

Beautiful                Packed
Brilliant                  Splendid
Crowded                Genuine
Pure                       Gorgeous
High                       Clean
True                       Intense, extreme

 

And to an opposite:

 

Beautiful              Dull
Brilliant               Unattractive
Crowded              False
Pure                     Deserted
High                     Dirty
True                     Low

 

3. Underline the sentences where you can see a preposition; copy and translate them in your notebook.

 

 

Exercises By Enri Jaén & Isabel Pérez


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Maroon 5 - This Love

Fill in the verbs

 

THIS LOVE

(sung by Maroon 5)

 

I ....................(be) so high I ....................(no recognize)

The fire burning in her eyes,

Nor the chaos that ....................(control) my mind.

(She) ....................(whisper) 'goodbye' and she ....................(get) on a plane;

Never to return again,

But always in my heart

 

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This love ....................(to take) its toll on me;

She ....................(say) 'goodbye' too many times before

And her heart ....................(break) in front of me.

I ....................(have) no choice 'cause I

....................(say neg.) 'goodbye' anymore.

 

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I ....................(try) my best to feed her appetite,

Keep her coming every night.

(It was) So hard to keep her satisfied;

(She) Kept playing love like it ....................(be) just a game,

Pretending to feel the same,

Then turn around and leave again.

 

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This love ....................(take) its toll on me;

She ....................(say) 'goodbye' too many times before

And her heart ....................(break) in front of me.

I ....................(have) no choice, 'cause

I ....................(say) 'goodbye' anymore.

 

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I....................(fix) these broken things;

(I'll) Repair your broken wings

And make sure everything....................(be) alright.

My pressure on your hips,

Sinking my fingertips

Into every inch of you,

'Cause I ....................(know) that....................(be) what you ....................(want) me to do.


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(IT)-(EN)-(VIDEO) - Formula 1 Alphabet | ferrari.com

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"A video-glossary of some of the key-words used in Formula 1 field (both in English and Italian)."


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The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

1. Translate the sentence:
I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night

 

 

2. Listen to this part of the song and fill in the spaces with the prepositions in the box

 

up, out, off, down

 

I gotta* feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna* be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good good night (x3)

 

Tonight's the night night
Let's live it _______
I got my money
Let's spend it _______
Go _______and smash it
Like Oh My God

Jump _______that sofa
Let's get get _______
I know that we'll have a ball
If we get _______
And go _______
And just loose it all
I feel stressed _______
I wanna let it go
Let's go way _______spaced _______
And loosing all control
Fill _______ my cup
Mozoltov
Look at her dancing
Just take it _______
Let's paint the town
We'll shut it _______
Let's burn the roof
And then we'll do it again

 

3. Find the sentences with the structure "Let's+ infinitive" and translate them.


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Move your body !

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move your body in english...

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15 Great Free Android Apps for English Language Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Great Free Android Apps for English Language Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Languages | Scoop.it

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Move your body !

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25 Difficult Words to Pronounce

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You shared 25 English words that are difficult to pronounce. Let's practise these together.

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Teacher with American accent reads words that seem especially difficult to pronounce and examples of these words in context. Very useful.

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Britney Spears - Overprotected

Level 3 or 4

 

1) Fill in the gaps with correct words

 

2) Explain in other words what the following words or sentences mean. You can give an example or a synonym.

For example

I need space = I want time for myself, I want to be alone

 

a) I’m overprotected =

b) Have to do =

c) Perspective =

d) Take a chance =

e) To find out =

f) What's right =

g) Your way =

h) Fed up =

 

 

Overprotected by Britney Spears

 

I need time (time)
Love
______
I need space
Know ____ _______ _____

 

(Action!)

 

Say hello to the girl that I am!
You're gonna have to see through my ____________
I need to make __________ just to learn who I am
And I don't wanna be so damn __________
There must be another way
Cause I believe in __________ chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is ___ ____
God, I need some answers

 

What am I to do ________ my life
(You will _______________ don't worry)
How Am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so _____________

 

I tell 'em what I like
What I _________
What I don't
But every time I do I stand _________
Things that I've been told
I can't believe what I hear about ______ ______, I realise
I’m overprotected

 

There must be ________ ____
Cause I ________ __ taking chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is to do
God I need some ________

 

What am I to do with my life
(You will find out don't worry)
How Am I supposed to know ___________?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help ___ _____ ___ _____
But my life has been so overprotected

 

I need… time (love)
I need… space
(This is it, this is it)

 

I don't need nobody
___________ just what I wanna
What I what, what I'm gonna
Do about my ________ (I need)
I Say No, No
Ain't nobody tell me just what what what I wanna do, do
I'm so _____ ____ with people telling me to be
__________ else but me

 

(Action!)

 

(yeah)
What am I to do with my life
(You will find out don't worry)
How Am I _________ know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the ____ ____ ______
But my life has been so overprotected

 

I don't need nobody
Telling me just what I wanna
What what-what I'm gonna
Do about my destiny
I Say No, No
Ain't nobody tell me just what I wanna do, do
I'm so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else ____ ____

 

What am I to do with my life
(You will find it out don't worry)
How Am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way) (how)
I can't help the way I feel ( the way I feel)
But my life has been so overprotected

 

 


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Listen - Phone Numbers

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Listen to phone numbers by clicking the button. Choose the correct number.


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The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

1. Translate the sentence:
I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night

 

 

2. Listen to this part of the song and fill in the spaces with the prepositions in the box

 

up, out, off, down

 

I gotta* feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna* be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good good night (x3)

 

Tonight's the night night
Let's live it _______
I got my money
Let's spend it _______
Go _______and smash it
Like Oh My God

Jump _______that sofa
Let's get get _______
I know that we'll have a ball
If we get _______
And go _______
And just loose it all
I feel stressed _______
I wanna let it go
Let's go way _______spaced _______
And loosing all control
Fill _______ my cup
Mozoltov
Look at her dancing
Just take it _______
Let's paint the town
We'll shut it _______
Let's burn the roof
And then we'll do it again

 

3. Find the sentences with the structure "Let's+ infinitive" and translate them.


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Personal Computer parts English lesson

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Basic parts of a computer and laptops English lesson start learning what the parts are called

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The Police - Every Breath You Take

1. Listen and fill in the blanks:

Every breath you ..........

Every move you ........
Every bond you break

Every step you ...........
I'll be watching you

 

Every single day

Every word ..................
Every game .....................

Every night you stay
I'll be ................. ….....

 

Ref: Oh can't you .........
You belong to ........

How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

 

Every ........ ......... …….
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake

 

Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night

I can only see your ...........
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby ................ ………...

Every move you ........

Every step you ...........

I'll be watching you ....

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

Level 2 and 3

 

I- Phonetic: Say in which word the letter a has a different pronunciation:

1- take, make, aches, fake, trace, face, replace, stake, baby, watching, Kate, Dave, cake,
snake,table, have, embrace

The rule is: the letter [a ] in the middle of a word is pronounced [.......]

 

2- see, me, English, belong, every, England, step

 

3- grow, vow, how, wow

The rule is: the letter [.......] is pronounced [.......]

 

4- smile, since, night, mice, bike, single, Mike, alibi, police, river, visit

 

The rule is: the letter [i ] in the middle of a word is pronounced [.......], except -ive : adjective, give, adhesive, live...........

 

5- without, your, around, you, mouse, fought, bought, house, trousers,

The rule is: the letter [ou ] in the middle of a word is pronounced [.......],

 

6- break, teach, steak, beach, hear, breath, heart, ear,

Rule: the letter [ea ] in the middle of a word is pronounced [.......]

 

 

 

Copy the song on your notebook replacing EVERY with ALL the...

 

With every, you don’t have to write the noun in plural.

With the word all, you need to write article and the word in plural

 

Every breath - All the breaths


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Eating at restaurants and paying the bill learning English

Eating at a restaurant and requesting a bill English lesson. You will learn about what a waiter or waitress will say to you when they come to your table in a restaurant

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Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise

Phil Collins – Another day in Paradise

 

Verbs used: tell, see, help, look, do, can, walk, to be, say

 

 

She calls out to the man on the street,

"Sir, _______ you _______ me?
_______ cold and I've nowhere to sleep.

Is there somewhere you _______ _______ me?"
He _________ on, __________________ back,

he pretends he __________ _________ her
He starts to whistle as he crosses the street,

seems embarassed to be there

 

Oh, think twice, _____ just another day for you and me in paradise
Oh, think twice, _____ just another day for you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it

 

She calls out to the man on the street,

he ________ she's been crying
She's got blisters on the soles of her feet,

she ______ _______, but she's trying

 

Oh, just think twice, it's just another day for you and me in paradise
Oh yes, think twice, it's just another day for you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it, uh - huh, just think about it

 

Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody _____________
Oh oh Lord, there must be something you ____________

 

 

You ____________ by the lines on her face,

you ____________ that she's been there
Probably been moved on from everyplace,

cause she _____________ in there

 

Oh yes, think twice, it's just another day for you and me in paradise
Oh yes, think twice, it's just another day for you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it, uh - huh, just think about it

It's just another day for you and me in paradise
It's just another day for you and me in paradise..


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