Listening with songs – Hello by Adele

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?
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Who is she talking to?
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Does she regret anything? Why?
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Vocabulary

 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.

Grammar

 Present Perfect

I’ve forgotten
I’ve tried

Modal of certainty in the past

 Must have (must’ve)

Phrasal Verbs

 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.

Exercises

1. Rewrite the sentences using the vocabulary you learned:

a) She appeared to be very sad.
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b) I ask myself if what I’m doing is right.
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c) He was torn apart by the news.
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d) Is it possible for you to lend me some money?
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e) Trains are expected to be fast.
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f) We see each other every day. It makes no difference that we live far away.
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g) The store has become without cakes on Valentine’ Day. We need to buy more.
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h) Our time is finishing to send her the e-mail with an answer.
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i) I will revise the schedule for the next week with my colleagues.
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