Adele – Hello
Hello, it’s me
I was ¬____________ _____ after all these years you’d like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time’s ______________ to heal ya
But I ain’t done much healing
Hello, ____________ ___________ hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve ______________ how it felt before the world ________ ____ ______ ________
There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles
Hello from the other side
I ________________ called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that ______ __________
But when I call, you never ___________ to be home
Hello from the ______________
At least I ____ ______ ________ that I’ve tried
_______ ___________ you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, _____ __________ doesn’t tear you apart anymore
Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, _____ ________
_____ ____________ that you’re well
Did you ever ________ _____ _____ of that town
Where nothing eve r happened?
It’s no secret that the both of us
Are ___________ ______ of time
Understanding the lyrics
What is Adele doing?
Who is she talking to?
Does she regret anything? Why?
I was wondering
Meaning: Would like to know
Day by day language: I wonder if Tom is okay.
I was wondering if the market is still open.
You can also use it to for embedded questions:
I wonder if you could give me some information about the next concert.
Time is supposed to heal
Meaning: When ‘something is supposed to’ it is expected to do something
Day by day language: I suppose you can arrive early tomorrow.
Can you hear me?
Meaning: be able to (possibility)
Day by day language: Can you call me later?
You never seem to be home
Meaning: Seem is used to give your impression about something or someone.
Day by day language: The machine seems to be broken.
It don’t matter
It doesn’t matter
Meaning: When something doesn’t matter it means that it’s not important or it’s not relevant, in other words it doesn’t cause any trouble.
Day by day language: It doesn’t matter that she’s a mother to get this job.
Modal of certainty in the past
Must have (must’ve)
To go over is to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way.
Let me go over your test.
When something or someone is torn apart it/they are destroyed or hurt.
You’re tearing me apart with your excuses.
To run out of something is to be without; to become without; to finish
Sorry sir, we ran out of coffee.
When you say the time is running out it means that there is not much time left in which to achieve something.
I only have until tomorrow to finish this assignment. I’m running out of time.
1. Rewrite the sentences using the vocabulary you learned:
a) She appeared to be very sad.
b) I ask myself if what I’m doing is right.
c) He was torn apart by the news.
d) Is it possible for you to lend me some money?
e) Trains are expected to be fast.
f) We see each other every day. It makes no difference that we live far away.
g) The store has become without cakes on Valentine’ Day. We need to buy more.
h) Our time is finishing to send her the e-mail with an answer.
i) I will revise the schedule for the next week with my colleagues.