Friday, March 18, 2011

Song - 'Time in a bottle' by Jim Croce - exercise with Second Conditional

Jim Croce (1943 – 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. His song Time in a Bottle was recorded shortly before his death in an air crash, and was a No. 1 hit in the Billboard Hot 100, as was his other well-known song - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. (Wikipedia)
Song exercise with Second Conditional


Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

Do the exercise then listen to the video to check.
This a simple (but powerful) love song, so the language shouldn't pose any problems. Each verse starts with a Second Conditional. Where appropriate you will need to enter the verbs in the correct form for Second Conditional. All other gapped verbs are in present Simple or First Form. Use full forms, not contractions, although contractions are in fact used in the song.
spend (x2)   ·   save (x2)   ·   can save
can make (x2)   ·   pass   ·   like
Verse 1
1 If I Time in a bottle
The first thing that I to do
Is to every day
'Til Eternity away
5 Just to them with you
Verse 2
If I days last forever
If words wishes come true
I every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I them with you

be   ·   find   ·   want   ·   know   ·   have
seem   ·   never come   ·   want
10 But there never to be enough time
To do the things you to do
Once you them
I've looked around enough to
That you're the one I to go
15 Through time with
Verse 3
If I a box just for wishes
And dreams that true
The box empty
Except for the memory
20 Of how they were answered by you
Chorus repeats
Now watch the video at YouTube. It will open in a separate tab, so you can come back and follow the lyrics.

Answers - click and scroll back up


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