In my Life

Il testo del brano “In My Life” dei Beatles illustra molto bene, all’interno di un testo abbastanza semplice, come possono interagire tra di loro diversi tempi dei verbi. In fondo all’articolo, per chi è interessato, c’è una breve analisi dei tempi dei verbi.


Stampa il testo riportato sotto e, ascoltando il brano, riempi gli spazi
con i verbi mancanti nel tempo giusto.

Per aiutarti (se serve), ho compilato una lista di alcuni dei verbi che mancano.
Puoi passarci sopra con il mouse per avere il significato.

La versione completa si trova in fondo all’articolo.
Non sbirciare prima di svolgere l’esercizio!

WORD LIST
to rememberto changeto remainto recallto compareto lose

There are places I ____________

All my life though some ____________  ____________

Some forever not for better

Some ____________  ____________ and some ____________

All these places ____________ their moments

With lovers and friends I still ____________  ____________

Some ____________ dead and some ____________   ____________

In my life I ____________  ____________ them all

But of all these friends and lovers

There ____________ no one ____________ with you

And these memories ____________ their meaning

When I ____________ of love as something new

Though I ____________ I ____________ never ____________ affection

For people and things that ____________ before

I ____________ I ____________ often ____________ and ____________ about them

In my life I ____________ you more

 

Though I ____________ I ____________ never ____________ affection

For people and things that ____________ before

I ____________ I ____________ often ____________ and ____________ about them

In my life I ____________ you more

 

In my life I ____________ you more

 


ATTENZIONE
VERSIONE CORRETTA QUI SOTTO

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There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more


Analisi dei Tempi dei Verbi

There are places I remember [present simple: si tratta di ricordi sempre presenti]
Though some have changed [present perfect: sono cambiati a qualche punto non specificato nel passato]
Some have gone [present perfect: alcuni sono spariti a qualche punto non specificato nel passato]
And some remain [present simple: altri invece sono sempre presenti]
All these places have their moments [present simple: i ricordi di questi posti sono sempre presenti]
With lovers and friends I still can recall [present simple: ricordi di persone che sono sempre presenti]
Some are dead [present simple: uno stato che non cambia nel tempo]
And some are living [present continuous: sottolinea la temporaneità di essere in vita]
In my life I’ve loved them all [present perfect: ho amato loro a qualche punto non specificato nel passato]

There is no one compares with you [present simple: concetto di misura che non cambia nel tempo]
These memories lose their meaning when I think of love as something new
[present simple: proposizione temporale: tutto al presente perchè tutto costante nel tempo]
I know [present simple: dato di fatto che non cambia nel tempo]
I’ll never lose affection [future simple: previsione futuro espresso con certezza]
For people and things that went before [past simple: persone e storie ormai chiuse nel passato]
I know [present simple: dato di fatto che non cambia nel tempo]
I’ll often stop and think about them [future simple: previsione futuro espresso con certezza]
In my life I love you more [present simple: stato attuale delle cose che non cambia nel tempo]


Discussion

How much importance does the singer give to his past?

~ lascia qualche breve commento qui sotto, in inglese ovviamente! ~


5 comments

  1. …thought rereding better I’m not so sure…he also sings ‘There is no one compares with you and these memories lose their mining…’
    I don’t know!!!

    1. Well, I think your first consideration is pretty good, Mirella. The singer gives importance to his past but the really important thing is his love in the present. So when he thinks of his love, obvioulsy all his memories become less important! 🙂

  2. To answer your discussion’s question: I think the singer gives quite importance to his past, seeing that he sings ‘I know I’ll often stop and think about them’ even if there is a big love in his life.
    My best regards to you, Prof!

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