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Write the simple past of the verbs in brackets:

At first I was afraid I .. (be) petrified

.(keep) thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I (spend) so many nights
Thinking how you ...(do) me wrong
And I ..(grow) strong
And I..(learn, American) how to get along

2. Number the sentences in the order you hear them:

..And now you're back from outer space

..I should have changed that stupid lock
..If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me
..I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
..I should have made you leave your key


Go on now, walk out the door

Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
3. Match the words that
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye rhyme:
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die? Goodbye, survive, die, live,
Oh no, not I. I will survive

Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive,
I will survive! Hey, Hey!

4. Match the halves of the following lines:

It took all the strength I had. a. not to fall apart

Kept trying hard to mend b. the pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh .. c. sorry for myself
Just feeling.. d. so many nights
I used e. my head up high
But now I hold .. f. to cry
And you see me g. still in love with you
I'm not that chained up little person. h. somebody new
And so you felt .. i. me to be free
And just expect . j. like dropping in
And now I'm saving k. who's loving me
For someone . l. all my loving


5. After listening to the song, tick the true sentences:

a. He left her.
b. She used to cry.
c. He comes back.
d. Shes still in love with him.

Link to the video of the song:

Answer key:

1. Was, kept, spent, did, grew, learned.

2. 1,4,5,2,3.
3. Words that rhyme:
Goodbye, survive and die.
Live and give.
4. a, b, d, c, f, e, h, g, j, i, l, k.
5. Sentences a, b and c are true. Sentence d is false.

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