Listening with Songs – If I were a boy by Beyonce

Uma boa maneira de aprimorar sua habilidade no Listening é através de músicas.

Quando você ouve as músicas, você aprende e desenvolve o seu vocabulário para o inglês do dia a dia, sua leitura e a sua pronúncia. Assim você vai se acostumando com o jeito correto de se falar inglês.

Abaixo tem uma de nossas sugestões com exercícios para você praticar. O link abaixo te levará ao vídeo no youtube, para você ouvir.

Beyoncé – If I were a boy

If I were a boy
Even _____________ for a day
I’d __________ __________ of bed in the morning
And __________ ____ what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And _____________ after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get _______________ for it
‘Cause they’d stick up for me
If I were a boy
I think I _____________ understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man
I’d listen to her
‘Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
‘Cause he’s taken you _____ _____________
And everything _____ ________ got destroyed
If I were a boy
I would ________ _____ my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d _______________ that I was sleeping alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
‘Cause I know that she’d be ____________
Waiting for me to come home
To come home

CHORUS
It’s a little too ___________ for you to come back
Say it’s just a mistake
Think ______ ______________ you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong
But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
(And you don’t understand, oh)
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
‘Cause you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you have got destroyed
But you’re just a boy

Understanding the lyrics

Is the singer happy about the situation?
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What probably happened between the couple?
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What the singer thinks she would do better if she was a man?
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Vocabulary

 She’d be faithful

Meaning: When someone is faithful the person maintains a relationship with only one partner.
Day by day language: My husband has always been faithful to me.

 He’s taken you for granted

Meaning: Take something or someone for granted is to give little attention to or to underestimate the value of something or someone. It is failing to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliarity or to assume that something is true without questioning it.
Day by day language: You take for granted all the love I give.

 Swear
Meaning: to promise or say firmly that you are telling the truth or that you will do something or behave in a particular way.
Day by day language: I didn’t read your diary, I swear.

Phrasal Verbs

 To roll out of bed is to get out of bed, mostly in a lazy way or late in the morning or day.
Ex: I only roll out of bed after 10 am on the weekend.

 To throw on something is to quickly put on clothes.
Ex: She threw on her jacket.

 To chase after is to pursue or court someone romantically or sexually.
Ex: Lisa has been chasing after Michael ever since they first met.

 To kick it is to relax or pass time idly; to hang out.
Ex: Let’s meet up and kick it.

 To stick up for something or someone is to defend or support it.
Ex: My friends always stick up for me.

 To turn something off is to disable, disconnect or stop the function of something.
Ex: I turned the lights off before I left my apartment.

Grammar

2nd Conditional
Second Conditional
Use We use it to talk about things in the future that are probably not going to be true and to talk about something in the present which is impossible, because it’s not true.
If clause Main clause
Past Simple Would + infinitive verb
If I won the lottery, I would buy that house. If I were taller, I would be a basketball player.

Exercises

1. Rewrite the sentences using the vocabulary you learned:

a) I promise to bring your book when I visit you next week.
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b) Come to my house tomorrow to hang out.
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c) I disconnected the coffee machine from the outlet.
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d) You are not giving enough attention to my effort to make you happy.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

e) My daughter gets out of bed very late these days.
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f) Her parents support all the choices she makes.
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g) They’ve been dating for 3 years now and he never cheated on her.
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h) He quickly put on his shirt after the training and went home.
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i) She never gets tired of flirting with the boys.
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