Don't you want me?

One of the biggest hits of the 80's, The Human League's "don't you want me?" is an immensely catchy song that is bound to stick in your head for the rest of the day. The famous introduction is a fantastic use of giving background information when narrating a story using the past continuous tense.



  • Teach or reinforce the difference between past continuous and past simple tenses whilst narrating a story
  • Practise listening for detail using a popular English song
  • Students will be able to tell a story using past continuous for background actions and past simple for main content


  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-immediate


  • 50 minutes

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