Learn through Summer Songs!

Today you’ll learn some fun English phrases through music! We’ll explore the song “Summer Loving” from the movie “Grease.” As we enjoy the catchy tune, we’ll find phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions. Whether you’re a language enthusiast or a beginner, music offers a vibrant and melodious approach to enriching your language skills. Let the warm melodies of “Summer Loving” serenade you as we set sail towards a language adventure that’s bound to leave you singing, “Tell me more, tell me more”!

Before we listen, we must learn important phrases  from the song!

“I met a girl, crazy for me”
Crazy for me: To be Crazy for means to be extremely infatuated or in love with someone. In this context, it means the girl in the song is deeply attracted to the boy.

“Summer days driftin’ away”
Driftin’ away:
Drifting away literally means to move or be carried slowly and gradually in a specific direction. In the song, it suggests that summer days are passing by slowly and fading away. 

“Summer lovin’, had me a blast”
Had me a blast: To have had a great and enjoyable time or experience. In the song, it implies that the summer was full of excitement and fun.

 “Was it love at first sight?”
Love at first sight: If you choose to memorize any phrase from this song this should be the one! Love at first sight. The experience of falling in love with someone instantly upon meeting them for the first time.

“We went strollin’, drank lemonade”
Strollin’: To walk in a leisurely or relaxed manner. In the song, it likely refers to taking a leisurely walk with someone during the summer.

 “We made out under the dock”
Made out: To engage in passionate kissing or intimate physical contact with someone, often suggesting romantic involvement.
Dock: A platform or structure extending from the land out into the water, typically used for boarding boats. In the song, it may suggest a romantic encounter under the dock by the water. 

“Summer dreams ripped at the seams”
Seams: The lines or stitches where two pieces of fabric or material are sewn together. In this context, it could refer to the end of the summer when things start coming apart or ending.

Now, let’s sing together before putting the vocabulary learned into practice!

Summer Nights Lyric:

[The boys]
Summer lovin’, had me a blast
Summer lovin’, happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be

[The girls]
Summer days driftin’ away
To, uh oh, those summer nights

[The boys]
Well-a, well-a, well-a, huh

[The girls]
Tell me more, tell me more
Did you get very far?
Tell me more, tell me more
Like, does he have a car?

[The boys]
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

[The girls]
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?

[The boys]
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

[The girls]
Took her bowlin’ in the arcade
We went strollin’, drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed up until ten o’clock

[The boys]
Summer fling, don’t mean a thing
But, uh oh, those summer nights

[The girls]
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Like, does he have a car?

[The boys]
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

[The girls]
Summer dreams ripped at the seams
But, oh, those summer nights

Learn through Summer Songs Quiz

Try and fill in the blanks of the following sentences using your newly learned vocabulary words:

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