Learning with Songs: Last Friday Night

Good morning from a very, very rainy Barcelona!

What’s the weather like in your city right now? Whether it’s cold or hot, raining or the sun is shining, it’s Friday! The weekend is finally here. And what better song to learn some English with than with Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night”?

Watch the video below, read the lyrics and then check out the vocabulary. Are you happy it’s Friday?


Pounding – the act of beating loudly and quickly; when your head is pounding it means you have a very bad headache.

Glitter -to shine with bright points of light.

Flamingo – a large tropical bird that has pink or red wings and a very long neck and legs.

Minibar – a small refrigerator in a hotel room that has drinks inside it for guests. To smell like a minibar means to smell of alcohol.

Passed out – to fall asleep or become unconscious.

Hickie – a reddish mark left on the skin by a passionate kiss.

Screwed up – to make a mistake.

Blacked out – a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, vision, or memory

Rules (something rules) – when something rules it means it’s great, it’s the best thing.

Shots – a small amount of a drink and especially a strong alcoholic drink.

Max out credit cards – to reach the capacity limit on your credit card.

Kicked out – to force (someone) to leave a place. In this case, to leave the bar.

Streaking – to run through a public place naked in order to get attention.

Skinny dipping – to swim without wearing any clothes.

Connect the dots – to learn or understand how different things are related.

Towed the car – to pull (a vehicle) behind another vehicle with a rope or chain.

Warrant – a document issued by a court that gives the police the power to do something.

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  1. Hi Aba!
    Thanks for this song, I like it!
    When my partner knew that my first teacher’s name was Sarah Perry I wonder if she was Kate Perry family, I wonder why I got the question but it is not, jajajaja.
    Have a great day of Halloween!

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