Author: British English Lessons

“Tunnel of Love” by Dire StraitsGe…

“Tunnel of Love” by Dire Straits
Getting crazy on the waltzers but it’s the life that I choose
Sing about the six blade sing about the switchback and a torture tattoo
And I been riding on a ghost train where the cars they scream and slam
And I don’t know where I’ll be tonight but I’d always tell you where I am

In a screaming ring of faces I seen her standing in the light
She had a ticket for the races just like me she was a victim of the night
I put my hand upon the lever said let it rock and let it roll
I had the one arm bandit fever there was an arrow through my heart and my soul

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love

It’s just the danger when you’re riding at your own risk
She said you are the perfect stranger she said baby let’s keep it like this
It’s just a cakewalk twisting baby step right up and say
Hey mister give me two give me two ‘cause any two can play

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love

Well it’s been money for muscle another whirligig
Money for muscle another girl I dig
Another hustle just to make it big
And rock away rock away

And girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids
Oh girl it looks so pretty to me just like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids

She took off a silver locket she said remember me by this
She put her hand in my pocket I got a keepsake and a kiss
And in the roar of dust and diesel I stood and watched her walk away
I could have caught up with her easy enough but something must have made me stay

And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above
And I’m just high on the world
Come on and take a low ride with me girl
On the tunnel of love yeah love love love love
On the tunnel of love yeah love

And now I’m searching through these carousels and the carnival arcades
Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades
In any shooting gallery where promises are made
To rock away rock away from Cullercoats and Whitley bay out to rock away

And girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids
Girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound…

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound.

The jury budged the jokey judge. 

Jolly Julie made us fudge. 

Jest and joke; jump to your ledge. 

Juicy dew drenches the hedge. 

Gentle legends due to age; 

dubious duties induce rage. 

Jumping genies jive unhinged. 

Duly produce this poem you’ve binged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftP66THfIuA

Phonemic Poem 5:  /ɜ:/

Phonemic Poem 5: 

/ɜ:/

Have you heard about this word?
Murderous workers cursed and stirred.
‘Air’ or ‘are’? Er…it’s reverted
to it’s worst, yet not perverted.
Girl, bird, world; hurt is her.
British food is burnt and ugh!

https://youtu.be/j8bXdOxVpQ0

In the UK this month so far we’ve had …

In the UK this month so far we’ve had some cold days and (now) some hot days:

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This weekend the temperature is 25 degrees i…

This weekend the temperature is 25 degrees in Cambridge. We’re boiling!

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Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/Bold = /ɪ/Underlin…

Phonemic Poem 2:
/ɪ/ or /i:/

Bold = /ɪ/

Underlined = /i:/ (ee)

Bitch or beach? Hit or heat?

All
he likes is eating meat.

TV in bits – see or miss?

It’s not easy
saying these or this.

Six chicken pieces please.

Fill up, feel full with chips in cheese.

Clean
misty windows; seat, sit.

Glean
it with ease. In a bit!

https://youtu.be/Oz6s7rg3MIU

Phonemic Poem 1: /ɑ:/Hat, hot, heart; the hurt…

Phonemic Poem 1:
/
ɑ:/

Hat,
hot, heart; the hurt has started.

Yawn,
yearn, yarn; the fear has parted.

Car can’t start. Glass on grass!

Tat,
tort, tart; fast can pass.

For
or far; the past can’t last;

charm friends with this classy blast.

https://youtu.be/tFppybJBX4M

English egg idioms by Chris

English egg idioms by Chris

Happy Easter!

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The UK has changed to British Summer Time (B…

The UK has changed to British Summer Time (BST) today; we are now one hour earlier than yesterday! Chris

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“The Chaos” (full poem) in a British accent!

“The Chaos” (full poem) in a British accent!

https://youtu.be/UFWLeAoDE1Q