Celine Dion – Because you loved me

This song comes with a worksheet to use in the classroomPractice the past simple (especially irregular verbs) in your ESL class with this song, Because you loved me by Celine Dion. The 14 irregular verbs which appear in these song lyrics are: stood, made, brought, found, held, let, saw, were, was, could, gave, lost, said & had.

There is a suggestion on how to use this song in your ESL classes below, but for more ideas, click here.

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Lyrics

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Who never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through, through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

Suggested activity: fill the gaps

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Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple, then listen to the song to check your answers

For all those times you 1_______________ (stand) by me
For all the truth that you 2_______________ (make) me see
For all the joy you 3_______________ (bring) to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I 4_______________ (find) in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who 5_______________ (hold) me up
Who never 6_______________ (let) me fall
You’re the one who 7_______________ (see) me through, through it all

Chorus
You 8_______________ (be) my strength when I 9_______________ (be) weak
You 11_______________ (be) my voice when I couldn’t speak
You 12_______________ (be) my eyes when I couldn’t see
You 13_______________ (see) the best there 14_______________ (be) in me
(You) lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You 15_______________ (give) me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you 16_______________ (love) me

You 17_______________ (give) me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand, I could touch the sky
I 18_______________ (lose) my faith, you 19_______________ (give) it back to me
You 20_______________ (say) no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I 21_______________ (have) your love, I 22_______________ (have) it all
I’m grateful for each day you 23_______________ (give) me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

Chorus

You 24_______________ (be) always there for me
The tender wind that 25_______________ (carry) me
A light in the dark, shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you 26_______________ (be) the truth
My world is a better place because of you

Chorus

Celine DionCanadian singer (born 1968)

Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer. Referred to as the “Queen of Power Ballads”, she is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music. Her recordings have been mainly in English and French, although she has also sung in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Chinese.