Present Continuous : Jack Johnson – Never Know


I heard this old story before
Where the people keep killing for the metaphors
Don’t leave much up to the imagination,
So I, wanna give this imagery back
But I know it just ain’t so easy like that
So, I turn the page and read the story again
And again and again
It sure seems the same, with a different name
We’re breaking and rebuilding
And we’re growing
Always guessing

Never knowing
Shocking but we’re nothing
We’re just moments
We’re Clever but we’re clueless
We’re just human
Amusing but confusing
Were trying but where is this all leading
Never Know

It all happened so much faster
Than you could say disaster
Wanna take a time lapse
And look at it backwards
From the last one
And maybe thats just the answer
That we’re after
But after all
We’re just a bubble in a boiling pot
Just one breath in a chain of thought
The moments just combusting
Feel certain but we’ll never never know
Just seems the same
Give it a different name
We’re beggin’ and we’re needing
And we’re trying and we’re breathing

Never knowing
Shocking but we’re nothing
We’re just moments
We’re Clever but we’re clueless
We’re just human
Amusing but confusing
Helping, we’re building
And we’re growing
Never Know

Knock knock on the door to door
Tell ya that the metaphor is better than yours
And you can either sink or swim
Things are looking pretty grim
If you don’t believe in what this one feeding
Its got no feeling
So I read it again
And again and again
Just seems the same
Too many different names
Our hearts are strong our heads are weak
We’ll always be competing never knowing

Never knowing
Shocking but we’re nothing
We’re just moments
We’re Clever but we’re clueless
We’re just human
Amusing but confusing
But the truth is
All we got is questions
We’ll Never Know
Never Know
Never Know

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Teaching Vocabulary: Incubus – Drive


Sometimes I feel the fear of __________________________  (Antonym of certainty) stinging clear
And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer
It’s driven me _________________ (Antonym of before), it seems to have a vague
Haunting mass appeal
Lately I’m _____________________ (Synonym of starting)  to find that I should be the one behind the wheel
 
Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever ___________________( Antonym of Yesterday) brings, I’ll be there, I’ll be there
 
 
So if I decide to waiver my _____________ (synonym of opportunity) to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive, oh oh
It’s driven me before, it seems to be the way
That ____________________ (Antonym of nobody)  else get around
Lately, I’m_____________________ (Synonym of starting) to find that when I drive myself, my light is ___________________ (antonym of lost)
 
Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever ___________________( Antonym of Yesterday) brings, I’ll be there, I’ll be there
 
Would you choose water over wine
Hold the wheel and drive
 
Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever ___________________( Antonym of Yesterday) brings, I’ll be there, I’ll be there

Learning English with Jason Mraz (I won’t give up)


Watch the music video and  look for the missing verbs

“I Won’t Give Up”

When I____________into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there’s so much they _____________
And just like them old stars
I ____________ that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To___________ some navigating
I’ll ___________ here patiently waiting
To _________ what you _________

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even __________ to the earth
We’ve got a lot to ___________
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to ________ and ________ the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to__________ us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to __________ we didn’t _________, we didn’t ________
We had to ________ how to __________without the world caving in
I had to __________ what I’ve got, and what I’m not, and who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, still looking up.

Well, I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies ____________ rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

When you are  done  with the exercise  you can see if you know the past tense or past participle  of all  verbs used in the lyrics