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Hi, Bob the Canadian here.
Whenever you can use music to learn English, whenever you can learn English through music,
it's just a great idea, and a couple of weeks ago, Jen and I saw a movie called Yesterday.
It's a movie that features a lot of music by the band, The Beatles.
The Beatles are from before my time, but they are one of the greatest bands in history,
if not the greatest band in history.
And while I was watching the movie, I thought, "I should do an English lesson for you guys
to help you learn English through the music of The Beatles."
So, in this video, what I'm going to do is I'm going to talk about 10 Beatles songs,
and I will put the links to the YouTube videos of each song in the description below as well
as a link to the lyrics, and here's what I think you should do.
You should listen to all those songs a lot.
You should listen to them a lot over the next couple of weeks or next couple of months so
that you can learn English through the music of The Beatles, and then, once you know the
songs really, really well, once you've studied the English lyrics, you should go watch the
movie, Yesterday.
So, this is kind of a long English lesson.
It starts with you watching this video, and then, in the description below, there's 10
links to 10 different Beatles songs and 10 links to the lyrics, to the words, the English
words for those songs.
I think you should watch this video.
Then, I think you should listen to those Beatles songs a lot, and then, go see the movie, Yesterday.
But let's first talk about each of the 10 songs that I have chosen.
So, the first Beatles song I think you should listen to is Yesterday.
It has the same title as the film that I think you should go see, and there's two phrases
in this song that I think are really good for you to learn.
The first is, "I said something wrong."
So, this phrase actually has two meanings.
When you speak English, and you make a mistake, you could say that you have said something
wrong.
So, that is the literal meaning, but we also can say something wrong to someone in the
sense that we say something that makes them feel bad.
Sometimes, I say something wrong to my wife, and then, it makes her feel bad.
The second phrase in the song, Yesterday, that's a really cool English phrase to learn
is the phrase, "To long for."
When you long for someone, it means that you really, really miss them, and you really,
really want to be with them.
So, first song you should listen to, Yesterday.
The second song you should listen to is Let It Be.
This is another great song, and what's neat about this song is it has the phrase, "Let
it be."
This is a great phrase to learn.
In English, when you say, "Let it be," it means just relax a bit.
Don't worry about the thing you're worrying about.
Just let it go.
The second thing about this song that's kind of cool is it has a lot of words that start
with the letter W. It has whisper.
It has wisdom.
It has word, word itself.
So, if you need to learn and practice your pronunciation of words that start with W,
this is a great song to sing along to.
The next song that is great for learning a bit of English is the song, When I'm 64.
This is a great song.
It has the line, "Who could ask for more?"
This is a great English phrase that you can say when life is really, really good.
When you have a happy life, why would you ask for anything more?
So, the phrase, "Who could ask for more," is just awesome.
The other thing about this song is it's a great song to learn a few sentences that talk
about the future.
The song, for the most part, is about the future.
So, When I'm 64, another great song.
Another great Beatles song to learn English from is Eleanor Rigby, and what's cool about
this song is it's really three little stories.
It's three little word paintings about different people's lives, and it's just a great little
song to kind of use English words to imagine different scenes in a story in your mind.
The next song is a bit of a love song.
So, our fifth one is I Want to Hold Your Hand.
This is a great song because, first of all, it's a love song.
It's about a boy who wants to hold a girl's hand, but what's really cool about it is it's
really someone expressing themselves in the first person, something that you'll want to
be able to do while you speak English.
So, I Want to Hold Your Hand, the story of someone who's in love with someone and to
show that love, they want to hold their hand.
So, great song, it's written in the first person.
So, you can learn how to mimic and use the phrases and sentence and sentence structure
yourself.
The sixth Beatles song, it's a hard word to say, isn't it?
The sixth Beatles song that we're going to look at is Here Comes the Sun.
Here Comes the Sun has two really cool English phrases in it.
It has, "It's all right."
This is a phrase that we say to reassure someone.
To calm someone down, we say, "It's all right."
It also has the phrase, "It seems like years."
This is kind of a neat expression of time.
So, when something happened just a few days ago, you could say to someone, "It seems like
weeks ago, or it seems like years."
So, Here Comes the Sun, that's number six.
Let's look at number seven.
Number seven is In My Life.
In My Life is a great song because it's about reminiscing.
Reminiscing is when you sit, and you talk about the past with someone.
So, the song, In My Life, is great because it's an example of someone reminiscing about
things that have happened.
It's a song about someone thinking about things that have happened in the past.
It also has a great phrase towards the end where it says, "To stop and think."
So, in English, sometimes, you have to stop and think.
Sometimes, if you think while you're doing something, it's not a great way to think deeply,
but if you stop and think, you can think more deeply.
You can think more carefully about something.
So, that was our seventh song, In My Life.
Let's look at our eighth.
Our eighth song is one of the classic Beatles songs, and it's Hey Jude.
This is just an amazing song.
What I like about this song is that it has the phrase, "To carry the world on your shoulders."
When you carry the world on your shoulders, it means you worry about a lot of things in
life, more than just your own needs.
You think about the needs of the world, and then, it also has the phrase, "Make it better."
When you make something better, you kind of fix it.
You kind of solve the problem that is happening.
So, just a great song all around.
I think it might be my favorite Beatles song, Hey Jude.
So, the ninth Beatles song that you can use to learn English through music is All You
Need is Love, and this song is great for a couple of reasons.
One is the message is so simple, right?
It's so easy.
It's a great phrase.
It's so easy, All You Need is Love.
In order for the world to truly have peace, all we really need is love.
And then, I like it because they flip the phrase a bit at the end, and they say, "Love
is all you need."
So, the ninth song from The Beatles, All You Need is Love.
You should go listen to this one a lot.
The last song, the 10th song that I think you should listen to is Help.
This song has the phrase, "self-assured," which is a great phrase to learn.
When someone is self-assured, they are very, very confident, but it also has the word,
"insecure," which is the opposite.
When you are insecure, you are not confident.
So, our 10th song from The Beatles is Help.
Well, hey, thanks so much for watching this video where I give you some suggestions on
how to learn English through music.
Please do go to the description below and find the links to the 10 Beatles songs that
we talked about.
Listen to them a lot and go see the movie, Yesterday.
I think you'll really, really enjoy it.
Bob the Canadian here, you're learning English with Bob the Canadian.
I hope you have a great day.
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Learn English through the Music of the Beatles and the Movie Yesterday

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洪子雯 published on February 25, 2020
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