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  • Take 5 Minutes to Improve Your Fluency

    I always love watching OK Go’s music videos.  In their latest one, they turn a 5 second clip into a slow motion video for their song, The One Moment.  As you enjoy the video, I invite you to sing along with the lyrics below.  Singing is a great way to improve English fluency because of the quick and repetitive nature of songs.  It also helps us learn new vocabulary and common slang words.  It’s even better to memorize the song so you can continue to practice in the car, shower or wherever you are!

    Do you have a favorite song that helps you practice fluency?  Please share it with us in the comments section!  You might also notice some strange grammar or vocabulary as you read the lyrics.  As always, feel free to write your comments or questions in the section provided.  Now, have some fun!

     

    You’re right
    There is nothing more lovely
    There’s nothing more profound
    Than the certainty
    Than the certainty

    That all of this will end
    That all of this will end

    So open your arms to me
    Open your arms to me

    And this will be
    The one moment that matters
    And this will be
    The one thing we remember
    And this will be
    The reason to have been here
    And this will be
    The one moment that matters at all

    So while the mud
    Reclaims our footprints
    And while our bones keep looking back
    The overgrowth is swallowing the path
    There for the grace of god go we
    There for the grace of god go we
    There for the grace of time and chance
    and entropy’s cruel hands

    So open your arms to me
    Open your arms to me

    And this will be
    The one moment that matters
    And this will be
    The one thing we remember
    And this will be
    The reason to have been here
    And this will be
    The one moment that matters at all

    So won’t you stay here with me
    And we’ll build until we’ve blistered our hands
    So won’t you stay here with me
    We’ll build us some temples
    We’ll build us some castles
    We’ll build us some monuments
    And burn them all right down

    So open your arms to me
    Open your arms to me

    And this will be
    The one moment that matters
    And this will be
    The one thing we remember
    And this will be
    The reason to have been here
    And this will be
    The one moment that matters at all

    So won’t you stay here with me
    And we’ll build until we’ve blistered our hands

    This will be
    The one thing we remember

    So won’t you stay here with me
    And we’ll build us some temples
    Build us some castles
    Build us some monuments
    We’ll build us some temples
    Build us some castles
    Build us some monuments

    This will be
    This will be
    The one moment that matters
    And this will be

    The one moment that matters at all

    Written by Damian Kulash, Timothy Nordwind • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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