Lesson #2 PHRASAL VERBS in Music Lyrics (30~40 minutes)



1.     Scan through the example *list of phrasal verbs* and listen to the teacher’s explanation about them.



2.     Listen to the songs while reading.  Circle any phrasal verbs you see.



“Everybody Hurts”  by REM


When your day is long, and the night, the night is yours alone,
And you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on.
Don't let yourself go 'cause everybody cries, and everybody hurts sometimes.

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along…
When your day is night alone (hold on), if you feel like letting go (hold on),
If you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on…



“Hero”  by  Mariah Carey

There's a hero, if you look inside your heart.

You don't have to be afraid of what you are.


There's an answer, if you reach into your soul,

And the sorrow that you know will melt away.

And then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on.

And you cast your fears aside, and you know you can survive.


So when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong.

And you'll finally see the truth, that a hero lies in you.



“Turn Me On”  by Norah Jones

Like a flower waiting to bloom, like a light bulb in a dark room,
I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain, like a school kid waiting for the spring
I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come on home and turn me on.





“Mysterious Ways”  by U2

Johnny take a walk with your sister, the moon.
Let her pale light in to fill up your room.

You've been living underground, eating from a can.
You've been running away from what you don't understand...  Look!

She's slipping. You’re sliding down.

She'll be there when you hit the ground.

It's all right, it's all right, it’s all right! She moves in mysterious ways. (2x)


3.     Listen again and sing along if you like!  Circle any other phrasal verbs you missed the first time.



4.     Discuss with the teacher and classmates the phrasal verbs in the song and any other vocabulary/expressions that are new to you.



5.     Use the phrasal verb list to make some sample sentences you can use in everyday conversation. Share your sentences with your teacher and classmates.