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Music Video Lesson - Pixie Lott 'Gravity' and Casual English

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This song by Pixie Lott is a perfect example of the 'casual' spelling and pronunciation of some English words. In words ending in 'ing', people often drop the last g. For example 'singing' becomes 'singin'.

Remember: It is useful to be aware of casual or 'slang' English, but it is usually only used in informal situations.

Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the missing words. Then look through all the words ending in 'in' and consider how they would be pronounced both formally and informally.



Pixie Lott - 'Gravity' Lyrics

Gravity
Stop pullin' me

I know that you still haven't found you,
And when I wanna stand on my own too
Suddenly you start to show
Signs of what is _1_

Then you're back to your _2_
And I let me down
Tell me why I keep trying to stay around
When all my family
They always _3_ me

To be through with you
And I know that deep down I’m callin' time on you
On you
On you

Every time I'm ready to leave
Always seem to be
Pullin' in the wrong _4_
Divin' in with no protection
Man, you can't keep steerin' me wrong

Oh gravity
Pullin' me back
Pullin' me in
Why you pullin' me back
Pullin' me in
Just like gravity
Gravity (x5)

I know I _5_ but I'm made to
Ignore the _6_ when I see you
Cause every night the stars will shine
Verging into U-turns times

Anythin' that they can just to change my mind
When I pass your road I can't help _7_
What is wrong with me?
All that I wanna be is

Through with you
And I know that deep down I’m callin' time on you
On you
On you

Every time I'm ready to leave
Always seem to be
Pullin' in the wrong direction
Divin' in with no protection
Man, you can’t keep steerin' me wrong

Oh gravity
Pullin' me back
Pullin' me in
Why you pullin' me back
Pullin' me in
Just like gravity
Gravity (x5)
Stop pulling me
Gravity (x5)

Be quiet, let me leave, let me go
Don't say another word
Cause with every sound
You're pullin' me down

Baby,
You got a hold on me
Like gravity

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