Songs to Learn English – The Third Conditional

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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’.