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Don't Let Me Down -imperatives (David Claussen) UNIT 5 - part of lesson K
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This teacher wants to talk about imperatives, and he explains the meaning of the expression "Don't let me down". This expression is in a song by The Beatles. The video he talks about is here:

Don't Let Me Down.


And here's the original video by The Beatles and the lyrics for the song:

Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

Nobody ever loved me like she does
Ooh she does
Yeh she does
And if somebody loved me like she do me
Ooh she do me
Yes she does

Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

I'm in love for the first time
Don't you know it's gonna last
It's a love that lasts forever
It's a love that had no past

Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

And from the first time that she really done me
Ooh she done me
She done me good
I guess nobody ever really done me
Ooh she done me
She done me good

Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Don't let me down

 

Hi, this is David Claussen and and this video in eight days was able to get three million 377,090 views in eight days. It's a song and when you hear it with the child there you're gonna love it your gonna laugh. I did at least This video is going to teach us the imperative tense like commands and orders that I'll teach you in a minute and the English idiom that to we get from that it's a song by the Beatles maybe you have heard of them depending on your age.

They were very famous in the 60s and it's really- it's a love song between the singer of the Beatles John Lennon, you see him here, and Yoko Ono. You can see that the love that they have in that love song translated this English idiom “don't let me down”.

“Don't let me down” and you'll hear that lots of some parents like, here's a father and his children, and the father might say to his son, “don't let me down” which means failure, to fail and “do not fail”, “do not”, for example, let's say the student gets A's or is really good grades. In America we use A’s and in your country one might be the best or six or something, so if the student is good the father says, “don't fail”, fail, and you may look that word of- “don't get a bad grade”, “don't do poorly” or “don't let me down” in a soccer game or football or boss-

Here's a boss. The boss may say to his employee, “don't let me down”, “do not fail”, “don't do a bad job”. And when we say that, "don't let me down", is called an imperative. That's the grammar imperative and an imperative is the orders or you must do.

So here is an army guy and he says "Stand up!". It's something you must do. You have to do it.
Do 10 pushups! Come here! Right now! And usually they'll put an exclamation point right by it. Those are imperatives in English. It's an order for something you must do, or you should do. So with the imperative "Don't let me down!" "Don't fail" Just like you're going to see here.  Oops. Let me go back.

What happened was John Lennon, here's an advanced word, He felt vulnerable, vulnerable or insecure or weak with the love that he had for Yoko Ono. So he felt weak. Weak is the opposite of strong, I'm kind of weak. I'm weak so, when you're weak you feel vulnerable is secure. So John Lennon was feeling insecure or vulnerable. "Don't let me down." I probably shouldn't sing either.

So this video you'll get "Don't be vulnerable" "Don't be weak" "Don't let me Down" and if that helps you out to learn the Imperative Tense, ‘cause I do these videos to mix in the best videos with some grammar and vocabulary, so if you like it, please subscribe to my channel and what will really help your English is to comment and if you go below display you see the link to the video that I'm talking about. It will go to my web site and then you can now watch the video and laugh like I did and be amazed at this kid do amazing things I hope that helps you out. Have a great day. Take care and Bye Bye!

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