Teaching Listening: Adele – Someone Like You (Video)


Listen for the missing  verbs in the song…(Clue: The verbs are all in its past form)

I ______________that you’re settled down

That you ___________ a girl and you’re married now.
I ___________that your dreams ____________ true.
Guess she ___________ you things I didn’t give to you.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had ____________ you’d see my face and that you’d be______________
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I remember you ____________,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday ________ the time of our lives
We ________ born and ___________
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I’d _______________ you’d see my face and that you’d be _____________
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I remember you ____________,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories________________.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me, I beg
I remember you _______________,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I remember you _________________,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Phrasal verbs

Turn up: Fig. to appear; to arrive and attend.

Stay Away:  To remain at a distance from something or someone.

settled down:  to settle into a stable way of life;

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