Teaching English with Music (Bleeding Love)

Here is a song for reviewing vocabulary and the Past Simple form of the verbs. The text is not demanding, so you can use it with pre-intermediate students. If you use this song for teaching intermediate students, you should include additional questions in order to analyze the lyrics, and thus encourage students to practice speaking.

English music lesson: Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love”

Closed off from _______ music_English_lesson

I didn’t need the _______

_______ or twice was enough

And it was all in _______

_______ starts to pass

Before you know it you’re frozen

 

But something happened

For the very first time with you

My _______ melts into the ground

Found something _______

And everyone’s looking round

Thinking I’m going crazy

 

But I don’t care what they / day say

I’m in love wit / with you

They try to / too pull me away

But they don’t know the truth / true

Mine / My heart’s crippled by the vein

That I keep on closing

You cut me open and I

 

Keep bleeding

Keep, keep bleeding love

I keep bleeding

I keep, keep bleeding love

Keep bleeding

Keep, keep bleeding love

You cut me open

 

Trying hard not to hear music_English_lesson

But they talk so loud

Their piercing sounds fill my ears

Try to fill me with doubt

Yet I know that the goal

Is to keep me from falling

 

But nothing’s _______than the rush that comes with your embrace

And in this world of _______

I see your face

Yet _______ around me

Thinks that I’m going crazy, maybe, maybe

 

___ They try to pull me away music_English_lesson3

___ My heart’s crippled by the vein

___ But I don’t care what they say

___ But they don’t know the truth

___ You cut me open and I

___ I’m in love with you

___ That I keep on closing

Keep bleeding…

 

And it’s draining all of me

Oh they find it hard to believe

I’ll be wearing these scars

For everyone to see

Keep bleeding…

 

Additional exercise: Analyze (and / or translate) the expressions and try to use them in a sentence:

  • Closed off
  • In vain
  • Pull away
  • Keep from
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