Songs to learn

Imagine John Lennon

One of the most beautiful and inspiring songs of all time. Released in 1971, in the Vietnam War. It has become a classic anti-war .

Listen to the song and find the missing words. The missing words are in the key below

Imagine there’s no ➣(1)
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only
➣(2)

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no ➣(3)
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no
➣ (4), too

Imagine all the people
Living life in
➣(5)

[Chorus]

You may say I’m a ➣(6)
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no ➣(7)
I
➣(8) if you can
No need for greed or
➣(9)
A
➣(10) of man

Imagine all the people
➣(11) all the world

[Chorus]

You may say I’m a ➣(12)
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Vocabulary. Match the words with the definitions:

Tick the right word for each definition

1. 
a very strong wish to have and get more and more

2. 
the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

3. 
a religious belief in a place where the gods are and where the good go when they die

4. 
in a higher position

5. 
to put or bring together

6. 
lower, under

7. 
to want something to happen

8. 
to ask yourself

9. 
a religious belief in which souls are subjected to punitive suffering in the afterlife and the place where the devil lives and evil people go after they die

10. 
the cessation of war or violence

Key to missing words


Therefore I Am Billie Eilish

Therefore I Am‘ is a powerful declaration of self-assertiveness and authenticity. The song is a clear message of self-affirmation and disdain towards those who try to take advantage of her image or associate with her for their own benefit. Eilish, vegan since she was 12, shows her contempt for those who judge and criticize her.

No soy tu amiga ni mucho menos
Maldita sea, te crees que eres el hombre
Pienso, luego soy

¡Para! ¿De qué estás hablando?
Saca mi nombre de tu boca
No somos iguales, con o sin eso
No hables de mí como si supieras cómo me siento
Estás en la cima del mundo, pero tu mundo no es real
Tu mundo es un ideal

Bueno, diviértete
En serio, me trae sin cuidado
Y puedes darles lo mejor de mí, pero que sepas

No soy tu amiga ni mucho menos
Maldita sea, te crees que eres el hombre
Pienso, luego soy

……..

No quiero que la prensa ponga tu nombre junto al mío
Estamos en planos diferentes, así que yo
quiero ser lo bastante agradable, para que no se note mi farol
Porque odio encontrar
Artículos, artículos, artículos
Prefiero que sigas siendo irrelevante
(Tengo muchas) entrevistas, entrevistas, entrevistas
Cuando mencionan tu nombre, solo actúo confundida

¿Te divertiste?
En serio, me trae sin cuidado
Y puedes darles lo mejor de mí, pero que sepas

No soy tu amiga ni mucho menos
Maldita sea, te crees que eres el hombre
Pienso, luego soy

…………..

Lo siento
No he pillado tu nombre
Lo siento
No he pillado tu nombre

No soy tu amiga ni mucho menos
Maldita sea, te crees que eres el hombre (ellos quieren, pueden intentarlo)
Pienso, luego soy
No soy tu amiga ni nada
Maldita sea, te crees que eres el hombre
Pienso, luego soy

 Informal words:
  • outta: contraction of the preposition “out of mainly US (also outa)
  • ’bout: short form of “about
  • ’em: short form of “them
  • Wanna: short form of “want to
  • ‘Cause: short form of “because
  • lotta: slang for “lot of/lots of
Interpretation:
  • I’m not your friend or anything / I think, therefore, I am is like a personal mantra repeated as the affirmation of her identity and her rejection to be underestimated or manipulated.
  • Top of the world, but your world isn’t real / Your world’s an ideal Billie criticizes the falsehood of the lifestyle of some celebrities , the hypersexualization of bodies, which in fact is very far from real lives.
  • “I don’t want press to put your name next to mine Billie considers her relationship with fame and the media, expressing her desire to stay out of the power games and superficiality of the entertainment industry.