Songs to Learn English – The Third Conditional

How can songs help you learn English? Read this blog post!

Click on the title of each song below to view the video.

If It Hadn’t Been For Love by Adele

Released in 2011 by the British pop singer-songwriter.

Theme: Crime

Expressions: ‘A Forty-Four’ (a gun) ‘parole’

Note: ‘Woulda’ is a short way of spelling ‘would have’.


I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

Released in 1978 by the American disco singer.

Theme: Surviving a break up


Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda by Brian McKnight

Released in 2003 by the American R&B pop singer.

Theme: End of Love

Note: ‘Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda’ is a short way of spelling ‘should have’, ‘would have’, ‘could have’.


Change by Lisa Stansfield

Released in 1991 by the British pop singer.

Theme: Love

Note: ‘Cause’ or ‘Coz’ is a short way of saying ‘because’.