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10-A) Revision: verb tenses (Celine Dion) UNIT 10 lesson A
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Before starting with unit 10, let's do some revision.

Here is a song to revise different verb tenses: A New Day has come. The lyrics are in the subtitles, but you can also read them under the "Transcript" tab.

You can check in the transcript box to see a description of the verb tenses used here.

A new day has...come

I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on and don't shed a tear

Through the darkness and good times
I knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you

Hush, love

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun
A new day has...come

Where it was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness, I found my strength
All in the eyes of a boy

Hush, love

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun
A new day has...come

A new day has...come
Ohhh, a light... OOh

With this song we revise some basic English tenses: present, past and past perfect in the simple and continuous forms.


1- I WAS WAITING for so long
a- Past continuous (To WAIT)
b- Describe an action in progress in the past
c- To BE (Simple Past) + Main Verb (Gerund)

2- Everyone TOLD me to be strong
a- Past Simple (To TELL)
b- Describe an action in a definite time in the past
c- Main Verb (Past Tense)

3- I KNEW I'd make it through
a- Past Simple (To KNOW)
b- Describe an action in a definite time in the past
c- Main Verb (Past Tense)

4- And the world THOUGHT I HAD it all
a- Past Simple (To THINK / To HAVE)
b- Describe an action in a definite time in the past
c- Main Verb (Past Tense)

5- I SEE a light in the sky
a- Present Simple (To SEE)
b- Describe routines / everyday actions (usually)
c- Infinitive WITHOUT "to" (but 3rd person sing)

6- A new day HAS...COME
a- Present Perfect (To COME)
b- Describe an action which begun in the past but continuous to have effects in the present
c- To HAVE (Simple Present) + Main Verb (Past Participle)

7- Where it WAS dark now there's light
a- Past Simple (To BE)
b- Describe a state in a definite time in the past
c- Main Verb (Past Tense)

8- Where there was weakness, I FOUND my strength
a- Past Simple (To FIND)
b- Describe an action in a definite time in the past
c- Main Verb (Past Tense)

9- Oh, it's almost BLINDING me
a- Past continuous (To BLIND)
b- Describe an action in progress in the past
c- To BE (Simple Present) + Main Verb (Gerund)

10- I'VE BEEN TOUCHED by an angel with love
a- Present Perfect (To TOUCH) (passive voice)
b- Describe an action which begun in the past but continuous to have effects in the present
c- To BE (Present Perfect) + Main Verb (Past Participle)

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