Showing posts with label present perfect. Show all posts
Showing posts with label present perfect. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Script- "Six Degrees of Separation"

As many psychological studies report, everyone of us is connected to anyone else by six degrees of separation. Incidentally, I came to know it by listening to The Scripts' "Six Degrees of Separation", where after the end of a relationship, it is said that one goes through six degrees of separation from his/ her former partner. I hope you will love this song, like I do, because it explores the theme of separation with a great variety of expressions, tones and feelings that are those normally involved in such difficult situations by common people!

Level:  pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: vocabulary


Activity: scrambled syllables to put in order

Six Degrees of Separation

Lyrics taken from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_script/six_degrees_of_separation.html

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Linguistic aspects: when do you take a toke?You take a toke or you toke on, when you pull on a cigarette, made of cannabis or tobacco. 

You can heal your soul, if you try to make your sorrow less painful.When a relationship is over, you feel that it goes up in smoke. Literally, it means that a place or an object is destroyed by fire, but if related to a plan, it comes to nothing. Ex. I wanted to leave early for Rome, but getting up at 10 a.m. it went up in smoke.
When you break up with someone, you can feel the world splits down the middle or collapse/ break down.
Additionally you find/achieve/bring closure, i.e. you understand that something unpleasant has come to an end. 
How can you react to it?You can fake a smileor smile in a false way, but in the end you have to fix yourself, that is to say that you need to make arrangements and organize your life back again.
Who can help you in this process? The Script mention tarot cards, gems and stones because they can predict your future, but only, I would add, if you really believe in magic powers... 



Monday, 14 May 2012

Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone"

"Payphone" is a catchy song with a very interesting video, that allows you to practice your English, while singing along. In this case I am focusing on adjectives so that you can reinforce your vocabulary and learn new synonyms.

Level: upper- intermediate, advanced

Grammar focus on: adjectives

Activity: Payphone

Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/maroon-5-payphone-lyrics.html

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Friday, 23 March 2012

Fun- "We Are Young"

This song  inspires many activities on grammar: in fact you can listen to it if you want to study the comparative, the imperative, the present perfect, the -ing form etc. I am focusing on the study of prepositions, as many of you already know that phrasal verbs are a thorn in students' flesh :-((

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: prepositions

We Are Young

Activity taken from: http://testimusica.myblog.it/archive/2012/03/13/we-are-young-fun-janelle-monae-traduzione-testo-video.html

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