Present Perfect Songs - U2


One of the best present perfect songs is U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

This song has about 10 examples of the present perfect in the lyrics.  

Aside from the normal listening activities, I usually get the students to underline the examples of present perfect. I also like to have them find the grammar mistake(I have spoke). For discussion the students can talk about all the things the singer "has done" to try and find love.

Here is the video with a cloze activity below. For an online cloze activity, try this page: Present Perfect Songs







U2
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

I have climbed highest _______________
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you
I have run
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city ____________
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey ________________
Felt the healing fingertips
It burned like a fire
This burning ___________________

I have spoke with a ton of angels
I have held the hand of a ________________
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the Kingdom Come
When all the ______________________ will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Well, yes I'm still running

You broke the bonds
And you loosened the _________________
Carried the cross
Of all my shame
all my shame
You know I _____________________ it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this - it's perfect for my lesson, because I'm teaching Present Perfect as part of a unit on Ireland :)

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    1. Glad it helped Mara. Good luck with your lesson!

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