Song lyrics exercise: Eleanor Rigby, by The Beatles (B2 level)

Eleanor Rigby gap-fill exercise

Listen to Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles. The song tells the story of a lonely spinster in a church. As you listen, read along with the lyrics below. We’ve removed ten words. Try to fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

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Chorus

Ah look at all the lonely people
Ah look at all the lonely people

Verse 1

Eleanor Rigby, picks up the __________
In the church where a __________ has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the _________, wearing the face
That she keeps in a __________ by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Verse 2

Father McKenzie, writing the words
Of a __________ that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, __________ his socks
In the __________ when there’s nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Chorus

Ah look at all the lonely people
Ah look at all the lonely people

Verse 3

Eleanor Rigby, died in the church
And was __________ along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie, wiping the __________
From his hands as he walks from the __________
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

 

Songwriters: Lennon, John / McCartney, Paul
Published: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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