Cliff Richard – Summer Holiday

Practice the topic of summer holidays with your basic level class with this song, Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard.

The grammar in these song lyrics is limited to the present continuous (with one example of the present perfect and one of the past simple) and they include the following examples of the topic: summer, holiday, fun, laughter, sun, (the sun) shines, sea.

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We’re all going on a summer holiday
no more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday,
no more worries for me or you,
for a week or two.

We’re going where the sun shines brightly
we’re going where the sea is blue.
we’ve all seen it on the movies,
now let’s see if it’s true.

Everybody has a summer holiday
doin’ things they always wanted to
So we’re going on a summer holiday,
to make our dreams come true
for me and you.
for me and you.

Cliff RichardBritish singer and actor (born 1940)

Sir Cliff Richard is a British singer and actor. He has total sales of over 21.5 million singles in the United Kingdom and, as of 2012, was the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.