B1 · B2 · Learning English with songs · Vocabulary

Listening: Can’t Stand Losing You by The Police

Learning English with songs

One of Brits 80’s most well-known rock bands, The Police, wrote this song about a very young couple breaking up. The  group explored this issue not without some sense of humour, talking about things like, a big brother threatening his sister’s boyfriend or the girl ruining his records.

The song  has also a lot of interesting expressions and phrasal verbs. To do the activity, four lines of the song have been removed and jumbled. First try to understand the meaning of the four lines and after, try to find out when Sting (lead vocals) says them. (see handout)


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