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Music Video Lesson: Maroon 5

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Every now and again I try to choose a song for a listening lesson that was very popular at the time. This song by Maroon 5 got to number 2 in the UK charts, so perhaps you know the lyrics already! Listen to the song and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. Good luck! Before you listen, read through the lyrics and to try to guess which words best fit.

Listening Cloze: Payphone

I'm at a payphone trying to call home
All of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it's all wrong
Where are the _1_ we made for two?

Yeah, I, I know it's hard to _2_,
The people we used to be...
It's even _3_ to picture,
That you're not here next to me.
You say it's too late to make it,
But is it too late to _4_?
And in our time that you wasted
All of our bridges burned down

I've wasted my nights,
You turned out the lights
Now I'm _5_ ,
Still stuck in that time,
When we called it love,
But even the sun sets in _6_

I'm at a payphone trying to call home
All of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it's all wrong
Where are the _7_ we made for two?

If "Happy Ever After" did exist,
I would still be holding you like this
All those _8_ tales are full of it.
One more stupid love song, I'll be sick

Oh, you turned your back on tomorrow
'Cause you forgot yesterday.
I gave you my love to _9_ ,
But you just gave it away.
You can't expect me to be fine,
I don't expect you to care
I know I've said it before,
But all of my bridges burned down
I've wasted my nights,
You turned out the lights
Now I'm _10_ ,
Still stuck in that time,
When we called it love,
But even the sun sets in _11_

Now decide which are the missing words. Choose the right word from the three options:

  • Missing word 1 is:




  • Missing word 2 is:




  • Missing word 3 is:




  • Missing word 4 is:




  • Missing word 5 is:




  • Missing word 6 is:




  • Missing word 7 is:




  • Missing word 8 is:




  • Missing word 9 is:




  • Missing word 10 is:




  • Missing word 11 is: