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*There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].
 
*There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].
*There's [an intruder] getting into [our internal network].  (<i>getting into = accessing</i>)
 
*There's [someone] [trying to get in.]  (<i>get in = enter, access</i>)</p>
 
  
 
=Blogposts=
 
=Blogposts=
*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/prophets-and-such/ Louis Armstrong], "Jonah and the Whale", "Go down, Moses"  
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*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog Louis Armstrong], "Jonah and the Whale", "Go down, Moses"  
*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/youve-got-a-friend/ Carole King], James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend"
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*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog Carole King], James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend"
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(For the moment you will have to use '''ctrl-f''' to find them on the page.  Someday I may fix this. ^^)
  
 
=Artists=
 
=Artists=
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=Songs=
 
=Songs=
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==Comparatives / Participles ==
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Aloe Blacc & Avicii, "Wake Me Up" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/22494/avicii_aloe_blacc/wake_me_up lyrics training]
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==Present Perfect==
 
==Present Perfect==
*Cat Stevens -- "Morning has broken" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/18643/cat_stevens_eleanor_farjeon/morning_has_broken §§ lyrics training]
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*Cat Stevens / Eleanor Farjeon -- "Morning has broken" [[Morning has broken | text]]  [http://www.hymnary.org/text/morning_has_broken history]
  
 
==Simple Past==
 
==Simple Past==
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==Particles==
 
==Particles==
 
*Armstrong, Louis -- <i>Louis and the Good Book</i> (1958)  Cf.  Creoliste blogpost
 
*Armstrong, Louis -- <i>Louis and the Good Book</i> (1958)  Cf.  Creoliste blogpost
*Fitzgerald, Ella -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2oEmPP5dTM Call the Whole Thing Off]"
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*Fitzgerald, Ella -- "Call the Whole Thing Off" (Gershwin)
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*Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgzdj2_turn-me-on_music dailymotion]
 
*Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgzdj2_turn-me-on_music dailymotion]
 
*Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeicp9_iconcerts-santana-friends-exodus-ge_music Santana & Friends]
 
*Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeicp9_iconcerts-santana-friends-exodus-ge_music Santana & Friends]
*Cars -- "Drive" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6255/the_cars/drive Lyrics Training]  (dated pop music)
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*They Might Be Giants, "Particle Man".
  
 
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*Franki Valli / Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/cant-take-my-eyes-of-you.html Can't Take My Eyes Off of You]
 
*Franki Valli / Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/cant-take-my-eyes-of-you.html Can't Take My Eyes Off of You]
 
*Elton John & Blue,  "Sorry seems to be the hardest word", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6258/blue_elton_john/sorry_seems_to_be_the_hardest_word lyrics training]
 
*Elton John & Blue,  "Sorry seems to be the hardest word", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6258/blue_elton_john/sorry_seems_to_be_the_hardest_word lyrics training]
*King, Carole -- "You've got a friend", from {i]Tapestry[/i] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlcW_lKPl4 u2b].
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*King, Carole -- "You've got a friend", from [i]Tapestry[/i] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlcW_lKPl4 u2b].
 
*Lennon, John -- "Imagine" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6519/john_lennon/imagine Lyrics Training]
 
*Lennon, John -- "Imagine" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6519/john_lennon/imagine Lyrics Training]
 
*Lennon, John -- "Jealous Guy" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/9308/john_lennon/jealous_guy Lyrics Training]
 
*Lennon, John -- "Jealous Guy" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/9308/john_lennon/jealous_guy Lyrics Training]
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*Professor Longhair:  Big Chief.  Cambridge jumping.  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voB6WiP83NU]
 
*Professor Longhair:  Big Chief.  Cambridge jumping.  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voB6WiP83NU]
 
*Fantasia 2000, Gershwin's <i>Rhapsody in Blue</i>. [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xetg19_fantasia-2000-rhapsody-in-blue_music]
 
*Fantasia 2000, Gershwin's <i>Rhapsody in Blue</i>. [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xetg19_fantasia-2000-rhapsody-in-blue_music]
*Villa-Lobos. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDu1H7ulAI4]
 
 
*Elvis Costello.  God's Comic. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7dzTCvLfN0]
 
*Elvis Costello.  God's Comic. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7dzTCvLfN0]
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*The Police.  "Walking in Your Footsteps" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eczOimsS9GY]
  
 
==Instrumental==
 
==Instrumental==

Revision as of 20:28, 11 August 2020

Introduction

Listening to music is a great way to "fix" grammatical structures. On this page, there are many links to songs and their lyrics. These links lead various places. On my blog, there are a few songs with gap-fill lyric exercises §. These are songs that I have tested on classes at the 5e / 4e level. Similarly, but in real time, lyrics training offers a game that allows you to listen to a video while filling in words missing from the lyrics. Other links on this page may lead to youtube or daily motion.

Type lyrics + "song title" in any search engine to find the words to songs.




To return to the notion of "fixing" structures (which does not mean "repairing" them, but making them part of your everyday speech), let's take some examples from "Yesterday" by the Beatles:

  • All [my troubles] seemed [so far away]


replace what is in brackets with other expressions (for the first you can substitute any noun phrase, for the second any predicate (substantive: infinitival, substantive // predicate adjective / locative... etc. :

  • All [[of] the deadlines] seemed so far away.
  • All [[of] our clients] seemed so [satisfied].
  • All [[of] the accounting] seemed [to be in order].
  • All [[of] our IT people] seemed [to want to change the system].


Or:

  • There's [a shadow] [[hanging] over [me]].


which could give:

  • There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].

Blogposts

(For the moment you will have to use ctrl-f to find them on the page. Someday I may fix this. ^^)

Artists

at Lyrics Training:

Songs

Comparatives / Participles

Aloe Blacc & Avicii, "Wake Me Up" lyrics training

Present Perfect

  • Cat Stevens / Eleanor Farjeon -- "Morning has broken" text history

Simple Past

  • Beatles -- "Yesterday" (used to) / nostalgic past (Cf. Proust) (lyrics training)
  • Lauryn Hill -- "I Used to Love Him"

Particles

  • Armstrong, Louis -- Louis and the Good Book (1958) Cf. Creoliste blogpost
  • Fitzgerald, Ella -- "Call the Whole Thing Off" (Gershwin)
  • Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" dailymotion
  • Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" Santana & Friends
  • They Might Be Giants, "Particle Man".

-ing

Prepositions

Miscellaneous

  • "Jonah and the Whale", traditional, Louis Armstrong, Louis and the Good Book, 1958. blog



Project

  • Rush, Moving Pictures tour, [5]
    • MTV established in 1981
    • Tom Sawyer
    • Xanadu
    • Closer to the Heart

Videos

  • Professor Longhair: Big Chief. Cambridge jumping. [6]
  • Fantasia 2000, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. [7]
  • Elvis Costello. God's Comic. [8]
  • The Police. "Walking in Your Footsteps" [9]

Instrumental

Bluegrass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music