An additional bonus is that this kind of focused listening to "natural English" will help you to remember the vocabulary and grammar much better than if you use a vocabulary or grammar book.
Step Four: If you have trouble hearing the phrases, look at the lyrics to complete each exercise.
Step Five: Check your answers
Step Six: Sing along until you feel you have the rhythm and stress of the song.
Step Seven: Try to rewrite the lyrics while singing WITHOUT the music. How many of the expressions, and special vocabulary phrases do you remember?
#1 Tom's Diner By Suzanne Vega
Listen to and write all the PRESENT CONTINUOUS VERBS you can hear
# 2 The Logical Song by Supertramp
Listen and write as many ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS as you can hear
# 3 Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Listen and write as many PAST TENSE VERBS verbs you can hear.
#4 Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
Listen to and write all the PRESENT PERFECT TENSE VERBS you can hear
wonderful, beautiful, magical, sensible, logical, responsible, practical, dependable, clinical, intellectual, cynical , radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal, acceptable, respectable, presentable, simple
New Vocabulary: every adjective you don't know. They are ALL useful to know Go to
Adverbs: (3) happily, joyfully, playfully
I’ve paid my dues, I’ve done my sentence, I’ve…committed no crime, bad mistakes I’ve made a few, I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face, I’ve come through, I’ve taken my bows and my curtain calls, it’s been no bed of roses
We Are the Champions by Queen (lyrics + worksheet with many activities)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
gonna change, gonna drink less, gonna pull up my socks, gonna clean,
not gonna live, gonna live , gonna read more , gonna keep up, gonna learn,
[ spend less, pay, drink, call ], will I do, gonna say, gonna tell
Idioms: pull up my socks, keep up with