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Songs: Past Tense ๐Ÿ“

Here you have a list of songs, which are perfect for learning Past Simple tense in English. All of the songs are relatively new and popular.

Coldplay โ€“ Paradise
Past Simple is often used for retelling the events that happened in the past. This song is perfect for illustrating this usage. The verbs to teach: was, expected, flew, ran, closed, etc.

Passenger โ€“ The Wrong Direction
Seeing โ€œWhen I was a kidโ€ฆโ€ at the beginning of the song lyrics, you know there has to be some Past Simple in there. Some of the verbs to teach in Past Simple: believed, hid, thought, broke, made, etc. With this you can aalso practiceย nounsย ending in โ€“tion (inspection, direction, selection, connection, etc.)

Katy Perry โ€“ The One That Got Away
Here you can learn the Past Simple met, got, planned, had, made, said, etc.

Torn โ€“ Natalie Imbruglia
This song has a lot of verbs, both regular and irregular (thought, saw, showed, came, adored, changed, had, crawled, etc.). You can focus also on describing how people feel (I am ashamed, Iโ€™m torn, Iโ€™m all out of faith, etc.).

Gotye โ€“ Somebody That I Used To Know
You must definitely know this song, having in mind how popular it was for a while. Here we learn Pastย Simple of said, felt, found, happened, etc.

The Fray โ€“ Over My Head (Cable Car)
This song is suitable for learning Past Simple (knew, needed, wanted, etc.). Additionally, you can practiceย prepositions (down, around, in, over, on, etc.).