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Madonna: Ghosttown – Interactive Listening Quiz

Ghosttown is one of the best singles from Madonna’s latest Rebel Heart Album. Not only is it a really nice song, but it’s also a great way to practice an important grammar point in English. Scroll down to see which one!  Enjoy!

 

Interactive Listening Practice – Listen to the song and then click on “Start quiz” to fill in the gaps in the lyrics. Don’t worry if you can’t get them right at first, the more you’ll listen to the song, the better! Scroll down for the lyrics and the language information.

Here it goes!

 

 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON LANGUAGE USE

 

Consider the following verse:

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there‘s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

You can see that this verse talks about the future – I’ll be your fire / We’ll be two souls expressed by WILL (future simple).

You may also notice that even though we talk about the future here, we use the present simple tense after WHENWhen it all falls, when it all falls down

Other time words like that are: until, after, as soon as, before

 

For example:

I’ll call you after I finish my homework.

I’ll read a book before I go to bed.

I’ll text you as soon as my plane lands.

When the lesson is over, we’ll have some ice-cream.

 

LYRICS – Madonna: Ghosttown

Maybe it was all too much
Too much for a man to take
Everything‘s bound to break
Sooner or later, sooner or later

You’re all that I can trust
Facing the darkest days
Everyone ran away
But we’re gonna stay here, we’re gonna stay here

Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I know you’re scared tonight
Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I’ll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

Tell me how we got this far
Every man for himself
Everything’s gone to hell
We gotta stay strong, we’re gonna hold on

This world has turned to dust
All we’ve got left is love
Might as well start with us
Singing a new song, something to build on

Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I know you’re scared tonight
Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
I’ll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

I know we’re alright
Cause we’ll never be alone
In this mad mad, in this mad mad world
Even with no light
We’re gonna shine like gold
In this mad mad, in this mad mad world

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I’ll be your fire when the lights go out
When there’s no one, no one else around
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

When the world gets cold
I’ll be your cover
Let’s just hold
Onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We’ll be two souls in a ghost town

 

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