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Relative pronouns and phrasal verbs

John Prine, Angel from Montgomery Level: A2 (Pre-Intermediate) – American English Practise relative pronouns and phrasal verbs with this John Prine song. Glossary “named after“: given somebody’s name “burnt down“: destroyed by fire “hold onto“: keep and not let go “broken down“: something mechanical doesn’t work anymore “wake up“: stop sleeping

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Auxiliary verbs in questions and some and any

The Beatles, With a Little Help from my Friends Level: A2 (Pre-intermediate) Practise auxiliary verbs used in questions and the difference between some and any with this Beatles song.  Glossary “walk out on“: to abandon “get by“: to manage “get high“: to feel very happy (usually, but not always, after taking drugs) “love at first sight“: to fall in love with someone the first time […]

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The present simple

Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi

Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi Level: A1 (Elementary) – American English Practise the present simple (active) and the present simple passive form with this Jon Bon Jovi song.  Glossary “candle in the wind”: something fragile which could easily come to an end, like a candle burning when a wind is blowing “to go down /go out in a blaze of glory“: to die or to […]

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The present simple

The present simple

The Big Rock Candy Mountain Level: A1 (Elementary) – American English Practise the present simple with this Harry McClintock song.  Glossary “hobo”: a person who travels around looking for work and does not have a permanent home “handout”: something given to the poor for free, for example money, food or clothes “boxcar”: railroad car used to carry goods “cop”: slang term for police […]

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