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Learn English with Songs: “Twist and Shout”

Hello one, hello all.

With New Year’s eve almost here, we thought a really fun and classic song was the best way to start getting excited about 2014 and all those parties.

Everyone loves The Beatles, right?

1. Read the lyrics
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. SING and DANCE

Lyrics

Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)

Well, work it on out, honey (Work it on out)
You know you look so good (Look so good)
You know you got me goin’, now (Got me goin’)
Just like I knew you would (Like I knew you would)

Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)

You know you’re a twisted your little girl (Twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (Twist so fine)
Come on and twist a little closer, now (Twist a little closer)
And let me know that you’re mine (Let me know you’re mine)

Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)

You know you’re a twisted your little girl (Twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (Twist so fine)
Come on and twist a little closer, now (Twist a little closer)
Aand let me know that you’re mine (Let me know you’re mine)

Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up baby)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up baby)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up baby)

Vocabulary

gep8882_aShake – to move sometimes violently back and forth or up and down with short, quick movements .

Twist – to bend or turn (something) in order to change its shape.

Work it on out –  it’s a combination of two similar phrases: “I’m gonna work on it” (I’m going to work on a solution to this problem) and “I’m gonna work it out” (I’m going to find a solution to this situation).

Twisted – strange and unpleasant : not normal.

Fine – good, acceptable, or satisfactory.

Mine – that which belongs to me.

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