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Interactive Listening with Meghan Trainor’s Better When I’m Dancing

Fun interactive listening activity for everyone who likes music!

 

Level: A2/B1 and above

Watch the video, move your body, improve your listening skills & build vocabulary with this catchy hit by Meghan Trainor, also featured in the Peanuts Movie.

Scroll down for vocabulary and language use explanations.

 

Here it goes!

 

 

WORDS & EXPRESSIONS TO KNOW

 

Don’t think about it
Just move your body
Listen to the music
Sing, oh, ey, oh
Just move those left feet
Go ahead, get crazy (= have fun)  See more expressions with GET  
Anyone can do it
Sing, oh, ey, oh

Show the world you’ve got that fire (= you’ve got that rhythm in you)
Feel the rhythm getting louder
Show the room what you can do
Prove to them (= show them even if they don’t believe in you) you got the moves
I don’t know about you,

I feel better when I’m dancing (= Present Continuous, shows the activity in progress), yeah, yeah
Better when I’m dancing, yeah, yeah
And we can do this together
I bet you feel better when you’re dancing, yeah, yeah

When you finally let go
And you slay that solo (= do that solo super well)
‘Cause (= because) you listen to the music
Sing, oh, ey, oh
‘Cause you’re confident (= you know what you are doing), babe
And you make your hips sway (make your hips and butt move from left to right)
We knew that you could do it (= we always thought you could dance very well)
Sing, oh, ey, oh

Show the world you’ve got that fire
Feel the rhythm getting louder
Show the room what you can do
Prove to them you got the moves (= you can dance very well)
I don’t know about you,

But I feel better when I’m dancing, yeah, yeah
Better when I’m dancing, yeah, yeah
And we can do this together
I bet you feel better when you’re dancing, yeah, yeah

I feel better when I’m dancing
I’m better when I’m dancing, aye, oh ey oh

Feel better when I’m dancing, yeah yeah
Better when I’m dancing, yeah yeah,
Don’t you know
We can do this together
Bet you feel better when you’re dancing, yeah, yeah

(you got the moves, babe)

I feel better when I’m dancing
I’m better when I’m dancing
Feel better when I’m, yeah, yeah

 

 

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