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Learning English with songs: Que Será Será.

This song is just perfect to become familiar with structures that use ‘will’ for predictions. The song Que Será Será made it to the hit charts in 1956 after Doris Day’s interpretation in Hitchcock’s film The Man Who Knew Too Much. Funnily, Doris Day didn’t like Que Será Será as she thought it sounded like…… Continue reading Learning English with songs: Que Será Será.

People, relationships & family · songs

This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

This song by Madonna talks about a precious time, before reaching adulthood, when life did not have the complexities that unfortunately, seem to come into existence as one gets older. It’s a good way to practice the structure ‘used to’ to speak about things from the past that no longer happen. In this post you…… Continue reading This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna

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B1 Used to and didn’t use to for past habits and states

Here is a video lesson on used to and didn’t use to that we can use to speak about past habits and states. I have called the animation Dandelions as it is actually this flower that prompts my character, an elderly man, to feel nostalgic about the past and compare it to the present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P6aSkMjQrQ…… Continue reading B1 Used to and didn’t use to for past habits and states