Teaching Pronunciation: Counting Stars

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Listen the song  for the missing words, you can check the phonetic transcription of the missing word too.

“Counting Stars”
[Chorus:]

___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars

[Verse 1]
I see this _______  /laɪf/
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart ___________ /əˈkrɒs/  the line
In my face is flashing signs
_____________ /siːk/  it out and ye shall find

Old, but I’m not that ________/əʊld/
Young, but I’m not that ________ /bəʊld/
And I don’t think the world is _______ /səʊld/
I’m just doing what we’re _________ /təʊld/

I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel ________________ /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/ so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
_______________  /ˈev.ri.θɪŋ/  that kills me makes me feel ___________/əˈlaɪv/

[Chorus:]
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars

[Verse 2:]
I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
__________ /həʊp/is our four letter word
Make that __________ /ˈmʌn.i/
Watch it burn

Old, but I’m not that ________/əʊld/
Young, but I’m not that ________ /bəʊld/
And I don’t think the world is _______ /səʊld/
I’m just doing what we’re _________ /təʊld/

And I feel something so ________  /rɒŋ/
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna _______  /flaɪ/

[Chorus:]
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars

Oh, oh, oh.

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it ___________/bɜːn/
Sink in the __________ /ˈrɪv.ər/
The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus:]
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
___________________/ˈleɪt.li/ I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we _______ /kʊd/be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no ________ /mɔːr/ counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars

[Outro 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it ___________/bɜːn/
Sink in the __________ /ˈrɪv.ər/
The lessons I learned

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