PHRASAL VERBS IN SONG LYRICS (1 B2)
WATCH THIS VIDEO. DO YOU KNOW THE SONG?
CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW IF YOU´D LIKE TO DO AN ACTIVITY WITH THE SONG LYRICS.
- WHAT DOES SHAKE IT OFF MEAN?
To forget about someone or something, to let go, to get over it, to move on.
According to Taylor Swift “The message in [‘Shake It Off’] is a problem we all deal with on a daily basis. We don’t live just in a celebrity takedown culture, we live in a takedown culture,” she explained about the insanely catchy track. “People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you — you have to have more fun than they do.”
PHRASAL VERBS ARE VERY COMMON IN SONGS. HAVE A LOOK AT THE WORDS BELOW AND TRY TO MATCH THE PRASAL VERBS IN THE SONG LYRICS TO THEIR MEANING AND SINGERS.
1. Breaking up is hard to do A. collect or gather
2. Hung up B. don´t take off your clothes
3. I can´t get you out of my head C. stop sleeping
4. I still haven´t found what I’m looking for D. I’m crazy / mad about him
5. My heart will go on E. continue
6. Wake up F. our relationship is over
7. You can leave your hat on G. remove something from your mind
8. Pick me up H. search for someone or something
- IS IT CORRECT TO SAY SHAKE OFF IT? WHY WHY NOT?
ACCORDING TO CRISTINA CABAL “This quiz below is a good example of that. According to Roy Norris, author of Ready for First, Ready for Advanced and Straightforward (advanced) among others, these are the 30 most common phrasal verbs in English.
Do you have any others to add to the list?
This is how SHE SUGGESTS you work with the quiz:
- Do the quiz
- Once you have finished doing it, try to remember which phrasal verbs were tested and write them down on a piece of paper together with their meaning.
- Do the quiz once again and compare your written answers with the ones given in the quiz.
- Write down the ones you didn’t know. Look them up in a good dictionary and read the example sentences to see how they are used in context.
- Try the quiz again some other day to consolidate knowledge.
So, CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO START…