Mariah Carey – Hero – Learn English through Songs

Mariah Carey: Hero

Learn English by listening to the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey, one of the most popular American singers of the 1990s.

There are 6 steps in this lesson:

1 - Learn the new vocabulary words and idioms
2 - Listen to the song without reading the lyrics
3 - Read the lyrics
4 - Understand the text with my explanations
5 -​ Write the answers to the personal questions in the comments
6 - Sing along to the song 

1 - Vocabulary and Idiom List

sorrow - deep sadness
to carry on - to continue doing a certain activity, to continue living
to cast - many meanings, but in this song it means to throw something out away from you
to melt away - as an idiom, to disappear slowly and easily

 2 - Listen to the Song (without reading the lyrics)

​3 - Read the lyrics

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are

There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold

You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away

Just hold on
There will be tomorrow
And in time
You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you

​4 - Check your understanding of the complicated parts of the text

According to the song, who can save you?

 

What are some things you can cast?

 

How do you pronounce “tear”?

5 - Answer these questions in the comments below or send me an email: Nick@EnglishWithNick.de .

a) Who is your hero?

b) If you are in need of help, who do you rely on?

c) Do you think it's good to only rely on yourself when you have problems?

6 - Listen to the song again, and this time sing along!

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