Wishes - The Nicest Thing


Source: Thomas Teo(You Tube) Key Words: Kate Nash Nicest Thing
 
 
Kate Nash - The Nicest Thing
 
All I know is that you're so nice
You're the nicest thing I've seen
I wish that we could (1) it a go
See if we could be something

I wish I (2) your favourite girl
I wish you (3) I was the reason you are in the world
I wish my smile (4) your favourite kind of smile
I wish the way that I (5) was your favourite kind of style

I wish you couldn't (6) me out
But you always wanna know what I was about
I wish you'd (7) my hand
When I was upset
I wish you'd never (8)
The look on my face when we first met

I wish you (9) a favourite beauty spot
That you loved secretly
'Cause it was on a hidden bit
That nobody else could see
Basically, I wish that you (10) me
I wish that you (11) me
I wish that you (12) when I said two sugars,
Actually I meant three

I wish that without me your heart would (13)
I wish that without me you'd be (14) the rest of your nights awake
I wish that without me you couldn't (15)
I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep

Look, all I know is that you're the nicest thing I've ever seen
And I wish that we could see if we could be something
Yeah I wish that we could see if we could be something
 
 
There are a lot of wishes in this song. Remind yourselves of how to construct sentences with wish. Listen to the song and try to fill in the missing verbs.


Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham!

I've listened this song twice. I didn't know it. I'd liked.

The missing words that I've understand are:

1. give; 2. was; 3 thought; 4- was 5. adress ? 6 forget 7 ??? 8 forget 9 ??? 10 love 11 ??? 12 knew 13 ???? 14 spending 15 eat

See you!!

Hilde
Graham said…
Hi Hilde,

Have you read any posts or done any other exercises related to wishes/regrets? (see Labels and Grammar sections)


I've listened to this song twice. I didn't know it. I liked it.

The missing words that I've understood are:


1. give it a go (do you know what that means?)

5. dressed (come on, you should have go that one from the context).

6. figure me out ( do you know what "figure out" means?)

7. hold (my hand)

8. had

9. loved ( remember that we don't use "wish+ present")

10. needed

13. (heart would) break

The others are fine. I think you found it a bit tricky.
Montse said…
Hi Graham. I had to hear the song ten times at least before finding all hidden verbs. I wish I was better in listening to English.
In the end, I got all of them.

See you on Tuesday.
Graham said…
Hi Montse,

It's a slow song but a few of the words are difficult to catch.

Don't worry - understanding lyrics doesn't necessarily reflect your level of English.

I wish I was better at listening In English.

See you in the morning.

luciti said…
hi Graham!

I had listened the song and my aswers are:

1.- ¿?
2. was
3. thought
4. ¿?
5. dressed
6. became
7. hold
8. forget
9. had
10. loved
11. needed
12.- knew
13. ¿?
14. expend
15. eat

bye, see you tomorrow...
Graham said…
Lucía,

It's difficult to catch some of the words even if it is a slow song.

I have listened to the song ...

1. give it a go = try it
2. was
3. thought
4. was
5. dressed
6. couldn't figure me out = understand me
7. hold my hand
8. forget
9. had
10. loved
11. needed
12. knew
13. heart would break
14. spend
15. eat

Well done!
lucia said…
Thanks,I have listened to the song other time.
Ah! Kate Marie Nash (born 6 July 1987) is an English singer.


see you,
luciti
Graham said…
Lucía,

I have listened to the song another time / again.

Have you listened to any of her other songs? Are they as slow as one?

Another + singular nouns

Other + plural nouns
Graham said…
Ooooops another typo....

Are they as slow as this one?