Jealous Guy

Ecco un brano, bellissimo, che mette bene in evidenza l’uso del past continuous in inglese.


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 beatto meanto hurtto shiverto catchto hideto swallow

I __________  __________  of the past

and my heart  __________  __________  fast

I  __________  to  __________  control

I  __________  to  __________  control

I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m sorry that I  __________  you  __________

Oh my, I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m just a jealous guy

 

I  __________  __________  insecure

You  __________  not  __________  me anymore

I  __________  __________  inside

I  __________  __________  inside

I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m sorry that I  __________  you  __________

Oh my, I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m just a jealous guy

 

I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m sorry that I  __________  you  ___________

Oh my, I  __________  to  __________  you

I’m just a jealous guy

 

I  __________  __________  to  __________  your eye

I  __________  that you  __________  __________  to  __________ 

I  __________  __________  my pain

I  __________  __________  my pain

I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m sorry that I  __________  you  __________

Oh my, I  __________  __________  to  __________  you

I’m just a jealous guy

 

__________  __________  baby I’m just a jealous guy

__________  __________  baby I’m just a jealous guy

 

Riesci a trovare un errore grammaticale (voluto ovviamente) tipico del “inglese di strada”?


ATTENZIONE
VERSIONE CORRETTA QUI SOTTO

right-wrong

down-arrows

down-arrows


I was dreaming of the past
and my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control
I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh my, I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy

I was feeling insecure
You might not love me anymore
I was shivering inside
I was shivering inside
I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh my, I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy

I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh my, I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy

I was trying to catch your eye
I thought that you was trying to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain
I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh my, I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy

Watch out, baby, I’m just a jealous guy
Look out, baby, I’m just a jealous guy


Who is Johnny Depp?

Exercise: past simple vs. past continuous

Bisogna mettere tutti i verbi che trovi scritti tra parentesi, nel tempo corretto, scegliendo principalmente tra il past simple e il past continuous, ma tenendo presente che dove c’è il discorso diretto, potranno servire anche degli altri tempi. Bisogna ricordare che il past simple serve per l’andamento narrativo (in ordine cronologico) mentre il past continuous serve per descrivere quelle azioni che erano già in corso in un momento specifico del narrativo.

Buon lavoro!


Who is Johnny Depp?

Last summer I __________ (go) to Los Angeles to stay with my cousin for a few weeks. One afternoon we _______ (have) lunch in a nice restaurant in the centre of town when my cousin __________ (get) a call on her mobile phone and __________ (go) outside to talk.

While she __________ (speak) to her friend, I suddenly __________ (notice) a man in a black hat who __________ (sit) at the next table. It __________ (be) the actor Johnny Depp! He __________ (be) alone, and I __________ (decide) to take my chance. So I __________ (get up) and __________ (go) to his table.

“Excuse me, can I take a photograph with you and me together?” I __________ (ask).

He __________ (say) yes, so I __________ (stop) a waitress who __________ (pass) and __________ (give) my camera to her. She __________ (take) the photo of me with Johnny and I __________ (thank) her and __________ (go back) to my table.

When my cousin __________ (come back) , I __________ (smile) . “Why __________ (smile) ?” she __________ (ask) .
“The waitress __________ (just take) a photo of me with Johnny Depp!” I __________ (reply) .

“Johnny Depp? Where is he?” she __________ (ask) .
“He __________ (sit) at that table.” I __________ (reply) .
She __________ (turn) to look and then __________ (start) to laugh.
“That __________ (not be) Johnny Depp!” she __________ (say).
I __________ (look) again at the man in the black hat: he __________ (laugh) too!


ATTENZIONE
VERSIONE CORRETTA QUI SOTTO

right-wrong

down-arrows

down-arrows


Rosso = past simple

Blue = past continuous

Viola = altri tempi


Last summer I went to Los Angeles to stay with my cousin for a few weeks. One afternoon we were having lunch in a nice restaurant in the centre of town when my cousin got a call on her mobile phone and went outside to talk.

While she was speaking to her friend, I suddenly noticed a man in a black hat who was sitting at the next table. It was the actor Johnny Depp! He was alone, and I decided to take my chance. So I got up and went to his table.

“Excuse me, can I take a photograph with you and me together?” I asked.

He said yes, so I stopped a waitress who was passing and gave my camera to her. She took the photo of me with Johnny and I thanked her and went back to my table.

When my cousin came back, I was smiling. “Why are you smiling?” she asked.
“The waitress has just taken a photo of me with Johnny Depp!” I replied.

“Johnny Depp? Where is he?” she asked.
“He is sitting at that table.” I replied.
She turned to look and then started to laugh.
“That isn’t Johnny Depp!” she said.
I looked again at the man in the black hat: he was laughing too!


Master Translator: Exercise 3

past continuous
[vedi articolo]
• intermediate •

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BUON LAVORO!


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