­čÄÂTop 5 Songs to Learn English: SONG #2 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra ­čÄÂ


Listen to "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra with lyrics HERE!


Another fabulous song for learning English with is "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra, for 2 reasons:
1. This song uses lots of essential colloquial language so if you can understand the lyrics of this song you probably have the necessary level of colloquial English vocabulary needed in order to have a casual conversation with a native English speaker.
2. This song has a slow tempo and also uses lots of complete - or mostly complete - sentences which makes it easier to understand and follow.
3. This song contains a popular English idiom "to walk all over someone" which commonly has a negative feel to it and means to take advantage of someone. Interestingly though, in this particular song Nancy Sinatra uses the idiom in an unusually positive way to mean something more like to stand your ground and be assertive. This song came out in the 1960's during the women's rights movement in North America and this context is reflected in this song's use of the idiom "these boots are gonna walk all over you" as a sign of women's newfound independence and assertiveness. (see this Wikipedia article for more information on the 1960's women's rights movement)

Good vocabulary to listen for in "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra:
ԺɴŞĆ Confess
ԺɴŞĆ Messing
ԺɴŞĆ Bet
ԺɴŞĆ Matches
ԺɴŞĆ Gonna (colloquial word for 'going to')
­čîá BONUS PHRASE: "You have been messing where you shouldn't have been messing" means "you have been doing things you should not have been doing". An interesting fact about this saying is that the word 'where' in this sentence does not refer to a physical location.

TIP: To understand the song even better listen for when Nancy Sinatra plays with gerunds or the 'ing' endings of a couple words in the third verse of the song:
"You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin' You keep losing when you oughta not bet You keep samin' when you oughta be a'changin' Now what's right is right but you ain't been right yet"
The underlined words in bold "truthin'" (/truthing) and "samin'" (/saming) are not proper English words. Nancy Sinatra adds an 'ing' ending to the words 'truth' and 'same' - that usually can't be used with an 'ing' ending - in order to rhyme them with the other words in the verse "lyin'" (/lying) and "changin'" (/changing) - that usually can be used an 'ing' ending. Native English speakers often play around with words like this in songs, poems, and even everyday conversational English.

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Fall Greetings Verblinger!! Are you tired of boring conversations about the ins and outs of grammatical correctness with ÔÇśexperiencedÔÇÖ teachers? Want to have exciting English conversations about trendy topics with a sparky twenty something instead? Look no further!! There's no time like the present! Book your fun & relaxing English conversation with me today and use my National Beer Lovers Day coupon for 25% off your first lesson this month!! Put some pizzazz into your chitchats! :) I am 20 years old, I speak English and French, and IÔÇÖve lived around the world! So, IÔÇÖm no stranger to having conversations in either my second language or yours. Social-media, music, movies, make-up, books, sports, celebrities! We can talk about anything and everything you love, so you can fine-tune your English conversational skills. I have also developed a unique method for our conversations that I call SMIRF!: Slow-MotionÔÇôInstant ReplayÔÇôFast!. I created the SMIRF! method specifically to solve 2 key troubles students have when speaking a second language: first, getting lost in fast English conversations; second, not being able to ask English speakers to slow down and repeat what they're saying. My SMIRF! method solves these troubles!! And this is how: Sometimes what you really need is fast-paced chatter where you can hit Pause, Repeat, and Slow-Motion. With my SMIRF! method you can ask me to Pause! Repeat! or speak in Slow-Motion! And that way, you can get used to quick, casual conversation...and take part in it! Using the SMIRF! method we will have fast-paced, dynamic conversations in English, just like the ones you have with your friends! With me as your teacher ÔÇô and SMIRF! as our method ÔÇô you will shine in conversation and speak English with the vibrant confidence you deserve... and you will also make a friend! Book a trial lesson with me! I can tell you a bit more about the theory behind my SMIRF! method. You can tell me a bit about yourself, and what you would like to accomplish in English. Together, we can cook up the perfect English conversation course for you, so that you can start speaking English like a native speaker ÔÇô and have fun doing it! Book a lesson now, and letÔÇÖs start SMIRF!-ing! I can't wait to meet you! :)