Grammar focus on: present simple vs. present continuous
Activity: fill in the gaps (with base form of the verbs provided between brackets)
Love It or Leave It
Lyrics taken from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/asafavidan/loveitorleaveit.html
Linguistic aspects: why don't we brush up our knowledge on idioms today? This song is perfect to learn and practise some of them. Let's start from the title "Love It or Leave It" : elsewhere you can also find "Take It or Leave It", quite the same expression to be used when you have to accept or turn down an offer without any possibility of compromise.
Secondly, you bite your tongue every time you have to refrain yourself from saying something unpleasant or annoying towards someone else.
Thirdly, you roll up your sleeve if you decide to get down to work or do something, therefore activating yourself.
In addition to this, there are also several verbs used metaphorically: a) you thunder your cries in case you say something with an angry or loud tone of your voice, b) reasons are strung if you mean that your intentions were not successful and to conclude c) waters are streaming any time you realize that events in your life are unfolding very fast.