“To apologise” – What does it mean?

TO APOLOGISE

You can apologise:
– to someone
He apologised to his colleagues.
– for something
She apologised profusely for the damage she had caused.
– for doing something
They apologised for accusing her falsely.

– to someone for something
I must apologise to Jasmine for my lateness.

– to someone for doing something
He apologised to his wife and children for losing his temper.

“Apologize” – by Timbaland ft. One Republic

I’m holding on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground
And I’m hearing what you say, but I just can’t make a sound
You tell me that you need me then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you’re sorry, didn’t think I’d turn around, and say (that)

“It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”
I said, “It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”

I’d take another chance, take a fall, take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat, but it’s nothin’ new (yeah)
I loved you with a fire red, now it’s turning blue, and you say,
“Sorry,” like the angel heaven let me think was you, but I’m afraid…

“It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”
I said, “It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”

“It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”
I said, “It’s too late to apologize (it’s too late).”

I said, “It’s too late to apologize,” yeah (too late)
I said, “It’s too late to apologize,” yeah (too late)

I’m holdin’ on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground

A game on this song: LyricsTraining

An article on Wikipedia on spelling differences between British and American English: American and British English Spelling Differences.

PDF version for teachers (printable): To apologise

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Up – Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato – Learn English with songs

Watch the video once, then try this game: Lyricstraining (You can choose between 4 different levels).

This is the lyrics:

I drew a broken heart
Right on your window pane
Waited for your reply
Here in the pouring rain
Just breathe against the glass
Leave me some kind of sign
I know the hurt won’t pass yeah
Just tell me it’s not the end of the line
Just tell me it’s not the end of the line

I never meant to break your heart
I won’t let this plane go down
I never meant to make you cry
I’ll do what it takes to make this fly
You gotta hold on
Hold on to what you’re feeling
That feeling is the best thing
The best thing alright
I’m gonna place my bet on us
I know this love is heading in the same direction
That’s up

You drew a question mark
But you know what I want
I wanna turn the clock yeah
Right back to where it was
So let’s a build a bridge yeah
From your side to mine
I’ll be the one to cross over
Just tell me it’s not the end of the line
Just tell me it’s not the end of the line

I never meant to break your heart
I won’t let this plane go down
I never meant to make you cry
I’ll do what it takes to make this fly
You gotta hold on
Hold on to what you’re feeling
That feeling is the best thing
The best thing alright
I’m gonna place my bet on us
I know this love is heading in the same direction
That’s up

Girl I know we could climb back to where we were then
Feel it here in my heart
Put my heart in your hand
Well I hope and I pray that you do understand
If you did all you have to say is
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
I’m waiting for you
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I never meant to break your heart
I won’t let this plane go down
I never meant to make you cry
I’ll do what it takes to make this fly

You gotta hold on
Hold on to what you’re feeling
That feeling is the best thing
The best thing alright
I’m gonna place my bet on us
I know this love is heading in the same direction
That’s up

“Unconditional” – What does it mean?

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Example sentences from the web:

  • No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
  • This position corresponds to the American strategy to accelerate unconditional liberalization of the world market.
  • After the disaster, there was so much unconditional love around people, they were ready to sacrifice their own lives for others, for strangers.

Unconditionally – Kate Perry

Oh no, did I get too close oh?
Oh, did I almost see what’s really on the inside?
All your insecurities
All the dirty laundry
Never made me blink one time

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

Come just as you are to me
Don’t need apologies
Know that you are all worthy
I’ll take your bad days with your good
Walk through this storm I would
I’d do it all because I love you, I love you

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

So open up your heart and just let it begin
Open up your heart, and just let it begin
Open up your heart, and just let it begin
Open up your heart
Acceptance is the key to be
To be truly free
Will you do the same for me?

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
And there is no fear now
Let go and just be free
‘Cause I will love you unconditionally (oh yeah)

I will love you
I will love you
I will love you unconditionally

LyricsTraining link to this song: (Fill in the gaps).

‘Dedication’ – What does it mean?

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Example sentences from the web:

  • I am sure you will do it with great effectiveness and dedication.
  • His dedication went far beyond what would normally be expected of a chief election observer.
  • Her dedication to medicine was so great that she had time for little else.

DEDICATION – Noora Noor

This song is for my mother
Who told me to work harder
The way she loves
Makes me feel free

This song is for my brothers
With them, so much wiser
The way they love
I feel so complete

Everyone (love) thought that I could (love) do
Whatever, whenever, wherever I set my mind on
Everyone (love) thought that I could do (love)
Whatever, whenever, wherever I set my mind on

This song is for my sister
I melt when I’m around her
So much joy she brings for me to see

This song is for my father
Without him, I’m so much stronger
From Heaven he guides me through a rainy day

Everyone (love) thought that I could do (love)
Whatever, whenever, wherever I set my mind on
Everyone (love) thought that I could do (love)
Whatever, whenever, wherever I set my mind on

Believe in me
I believe in you
Believe in me
I believe in you
Believe in, believe in, believe in me
I believe in you, you
In you, you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah…
I promise I’ll be better

Everyone (love) thought that I could do (love)
I set my mind ???? ????
Everyone (love) thought that I could do (love)
Do whatever, whenever, wherever I set my mind on
Yeah

Comic on this topic by British Council with comprehension test:
Comic on dedication.

“To dispense” – What does it mean?

To_dispense You can download or share this mind map also from biggerplate: http://www.biggerplate.com/mindmaps/AmtxUlrq/to-dispense .

In “My Reverie” , a 1938 popular song, you can hear “dispense with”.

This is the lyrics:

Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me

Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me
My dreams are as worthless as tin to me

Without you life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie

Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me
Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me

My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you life will never begin to be

So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie
My reverie

Here you can find other examples: http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/ .

In this song, you can hear how to pronounce “to dispense with”:

I can see that this love was meant for me
Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me
My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie

Logging – What does it mean?

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I suggest you to watch this video, it will help you remember these words. It’s a Canadian folk song.
Canada vignettes: “Log’s drivers waltz”.

If you ask any girl from the parish around,
What pleases her most from her head to her toes;
She’ll say, “I’m not sure that it’s business of yours,
But I do like to waltz with a log driver.”

For he goes birling down a-down white water,
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly;
It’s birling down, a-down white water,
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely.

When the drive’s nearly over, I like to go down
To see all the lads as they work on the river;
I know that come evening they’ll be in the town,
And we all want to waltz with a log driver.

For he goes birling down a-down white water,
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly;
It’s birling down, a-down white water,
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely.

To please both my parents I’ve had to give way,
And dance with the doctors and the merchants and lawyers;
Their manners are fine, but their feet are of clay,
And there’s none with the style of a log driver.

For he goes birling down a-down white water,
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly;
It’s birling down, a-down white water,
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely.

Now I’ve had my chances with all sorts of men,
There’s none is so fine as my lad on the river;
And when the drive’s over, if he asks me again,
I think I will marry my log driver.

For he goes birling down a-down white water,
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly;
It’s birling down, a-down white water,
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely.

Birling down, a-down white water,
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely.