5 Christmas Songs for You & Your English. Part 2

5 Christmas Songs for You & Your English. Part 2

Now that Christmas is not far away, why not turn the music up and set the mood? Below are 5 Christmas songs which we hope will help you do that. Besides, you can learn some English with them. So, sit back, enjoy the music and take notes…

Colbie Caillat. “Christmas in the Sand”

The lyrics are here.

  • where it’s at – used for describing a situation that is very good, exciting, or fashionable
  • candy cane – a stick of red and white candy with a curve at one end
  • soaking wet – very wet, completely drenched
  • Rudolph (the red-nosed reindeer) – the ninth and youngest of Santa Claus’s reindeer
  • dash – the act of running somewhere quickly

Taylor Swift. “Christmas Tree Farm”

The lyrics are here.

  • static – noise on a radio or television caused by electricity in the air
  • to take sth. up – to fill space or time
  • sparkles – small points of light caused by light reflecting off a clear bright surface
  • cider /ˈsʌɪdə/ – a drink made from apples which in Britain usually contains alcohol (in the US it usually doesn’t)
  • barn – a building on a farm in which crops or animal food can be kept

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton. “You Make it Feel Like Christmas”

The lyrics are here.

  • to glow – to produce a dull, steady light
  • molasses /məlæsɪz/ – a thick, dark brown syrup which is produced when sugar is processed
  • to be done for – to be in serious trouble or likely to fail
  • to come along – to appear or arrive

John Legend & Esperanza Spalding. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

The lyrics are here.

  • to be out of sight – to be outside the area that you can see
  • gay (old-fashioned) – cheerful and excited
  • of yore (literary) – existing a long time ago
  • in the olden days – a long time ago
  • bough /baʊ/ (literary) – a main branch on a tree

Coldplay. “Christmas Lights”

The lyrics are here.

  • to right a wrong – to correct something bad or wrong that someone has done
  • to flicker – to shine with a light that is sometimes bright and sometimes weak
  • out of tune – playing or singing higher or lower than the correct musical note

Vocabulary Practice

Click the link here and match the words to the pictures.

Click the link here and complete the sentences.

Merry Christmas, everybody! If you like this post, you may want to check out “5 Christmas Songs for You & Your English” we published earlier. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to subscribe for more content like this! 😉 🎄

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