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Monday, 25 March 2013

Pink feat. Nate Ruess- "Just give me a reason"

This duet is in for a treat! As all the followers of this blog already know, we always relish lyrics sung by Pink and FUN so that now their "Just give me a reason" proves one clearer evidence of our devotion to them!

Level: pre-intermediate

Grammar focus on: adjectives about feelings and quality

Activity: fill in the gaps (items provided)

Just give me a reason

Lyrics taken from: directlyrics

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Linguistic aspects: A few words to exaplain the meaning of idioms. To start with, it is written in the stars is used to say it is certain to happen or it is meant to happen that....

Let's consider then  Your head is running wild again which sounds like  You are behaving like you want and no one can control you.

Besides we are collecting (or gathering) dust is an expression that compares ourselves to books, because as long as they remain unused, they are covered with dust. 

What's more, a very interesting idiomatic phrase is our hearts are not broken but just bent, which clearly defines the fact that after suffering so much, we are still in love with each other.

In conclusion, let's talk about two verbs (deriving from nouns): to duct and to rust. In the first case tears are ducted, i.e. they are conveyed through the eye tube. While your feelings can get rusted if they are damaged and you dont' feel like falling in love anymore.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Gotye- "Somebody that I used to know"

The first time I listened to this song I believed it was being sung by Sting or Peter Gabriel, but much to my surprise I found out this is an extract taken from the third album of a promising Belgian- Australian songwriter, Gotye. This song is becoming a major hit in Italy and nowdays it is always on air.

Level: preintermediate

Grammar focus on: simple past (affirmative and negative form)

Somebody that I used to know

Lyrics taken from: http://testimusica.myblog.it/archive/2011/09/13/somebody-that-i-used-to-know-gotye-video-traduzione-testo.html

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