Common People by Pulp prepositions

(Also good for FCE and CAE Exam practice/ Issue of social classes)

Try to fill the gaps, then listen and check

She came ____ Greece, she had a thirst _____ knowledge
She studied sculpture ______ St Martin’s College
That’s where I caught her eye

She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said,‘_____ that case I’ll have rum and coca-cola.’
She said, ‘Fine.’ And then, ______ thirty seconds time, she said
‘I want to live _____ common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep ______ common people
I want to sleep _____ common people like you’
What else could I do, I said
‘I’ll see what I can do’.

I took her ______ a supermarket
I don’t why, but I had ______ start it somewhere
So it started there
I said, ‘Pretend you’ve got no money.’
She just laughed and said, ‘You’re so funny.’
I said, ‘Yer, I can’t see anyone else smiling here
Are you sure?

You want to live _______ common people
You want to see whatever common people see
You want to sleep ______ common people
You want to sleep ______ common people like me.’
But she didn’t understand
She just smiled and held my hand

Rent a flat ______ a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went _____ school
But still you’ll never get it right
‘Cos when you’re laid ______ bed ______ night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you called your Dad he could stop it all

You’ll never live _____ common people
You’ll never do whatever common people do
Never fail _____ common people
You’ll never watch you life slide ______ of view
And then dance and drink and screw
Because there’s nothing else ____ do

Sing along ______ the common people
Sing along and it might just get you ________
Laugh ______ with the common people
Laugh _____ even though they’re laughing _____ you
And the stupid things you do
Because you think that it’s cool

Like a dog lying _____ the corner
They will bite you and never warn you
Look out, they’ll tear your insides _____
‘Cos everybody hates a tourist
Especially one who thinks it’s all such a laugh
And the chip stains and grease
Will come ______ in the bath

You will never understand
How it feels ______ live your life
______ no meaning or control
And with nowhere left to go
You are amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright
Whilst you can only wonder why

Rent a flat etc.

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PDF for easy printing: Comm People Preps

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