Monday, 29 January 2018

HAVE ALL THE SONGS BEEN WRITTEN?

Listening to songs in English is a great opportunity to improve your pronounciation, vocabulary, and, of course, grammar. "Have all the songs been written?" by The Killers is not only an amazing romantic song but also a great example of using Passives. 


Try and fill in the missing verb forms into the lyrics: enjoy the song and improve your skills.

The video:

 

I. Fill in the missing verb forms (to check yourselves select the text):

Have All the Songs Been Written?
Have all the songs been written?
Have all the truths been told?
Has all the gas been siphoned?
Do the banks still carry gold?

Has every ship gone sailing?
Has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?

Oh, I just need one to get through to you
I just need one more

Have all the songs been written?
Have all your needs been met?
Have all these years been worth it
Or am I the great regret?

Has every ship gone sailing?
Has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?

Oh, I just need one to get through to you
I just need one more to get through to you


II. Find all the examples of Passives (to check yourselves select the text):
1. have been written
2. have been told
3. has been siphoned
4. have been met


A good explanation of this grammar rule can be found HERE 

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