“Hello”

Adele, 2015

Choose from the following activities:

  • Listening Listen to the song while reading the lyrics. (Most Internet lyrics for this song are accurate.)
  • Post-Listening Watch the official music video.
  • Post-Listening Read the beginning-level story behind the song, titled “Hello, Adele.” Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.
  • Post-Listening Practice using gerunds as objects of prepositions. Adele repeats the line I’m sorry for breaking your heart three times in the song–a perfect example of using a gerund (breaking) as the object of a preposition (for). First, have students watch the Talking Heads video at AzarGrammar.com, which explains how gerunds work. Then have them complete the worksheet below, suggested for levels intermediate and above. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.

preposition + gerund.docx          preposition + gerund.pdf

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