In My Life  lyrics + sound      (open every blue item in a small new window)

                            

  1. Read the lyrics.
  2. Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics again.
  3. Read the lyrics aloud, alone or in pairs.
  4. Speaking: Look at the lyrics. Ask and / or answer the following questions.  

                      Work alone or with a partner. Don’t write anything down.                           

  1. Listen to the song again and do the Gaps exercise.

Questions                  

  1. What do you remember?
  2. What happened to some places?
  3. Was it forever?
  4. Have these places gone?
  5. What did all these places have?
  6. With whom?
  7. Are they dead?
  8. Did you love them?
  9. How do you compare your friends and lovers with the girl?

10. What about the memories?

11. When?

12. Will you lose affection for people and things that went before?

13. Will you still think about them?

14. Who do you love more?

Gaps

Writing: Tell in about 100 words about friends and places that you  remember

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense - 1    Present Perfect Tense - Negative  Some have gone and some remain.

Songfacts          Karaoke     Best Beatles songs nr 5     Language skills     AlbertBraam.webs.com

Translations

Find the answers to the questions in Wikipedia

  1. What did John and Paul disagree about?
  2. What did an English journalist say to John about writing songs?
  3. Where can you find the original lyrics?
  4. Why did John call this his first real major piece of work?
  5. What did Paul say about the words and the tune of this song?
  6. In what year was this song recorded?
  7. Who played the piano solo?
  8. Why doesn’t it sound like a piano?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain


All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead, and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

 

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

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