What is your all time favourite band? Here is mine. “The Eagles”

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What’s your favourite band?

SECTION ONE:   Introduction:
The Eagles, an iconic American rock band, have left an indelible mark on the music industry. Formed in 1971 in Los Angeles, California, the band’s unique blend of country, rock, and folk elements has made them one of the most successful and enduring acts in rock history. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at the band’s formation, their rise to fame, their unforgettable discography, and their continued influence on contemporary music.


SECTION TWO:  Formation and Early Years:
The story of The Eagles begins with founding members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. They came together as a backup band for singer Linda Ronstadt in the early 1970s before deciding to form their own group. This decision proved to be a wise one; their eponymous debut album, released in 1972, generated three top 40 singles – “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”


SECTION THREE:   Rise to Fame and Discography:
In 1974, guitarist Don Felder joined the group and contributed significantly to the recording of their landmark third album, “On The Border.” This release helped craft their distinctive sound by incorporating more hard-rock elements. However, it was their fourth album – 1975’s “One Of These Nights” – that landed them their first No. 1 single: “Best of My Love.”

VIDEO LISTENING SECTION:   Listen to the song carefully and answer the questions about the lyrics below.


City girls just seem to find out earlyHow to open doors with just a smileA rich old man, and she won’t have to worryShe’ll dress up all in lace go in style
Late at night a big old house gets lonelyI guess every form of refuge has its priceAnd it breaks her heart to think her love is onlyGiven to a man with hands as cold as ice
So she tells him she must go out for the eveningTo comfort an old friend who’s feelin’ downBut he knows where she’s goin’ as she’s leavin’She is headed for the cheatin’ side of town
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyesAnd your smile is a thin disguiseI thought by now you’d realizeThere ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
On the other side of town a boy is waitingWith fiery eyes and dreams no one could stealShe drives on through the night, anticipating‘Cause he makes her feel the way she used to feel
She rushes to his arms, they fall togetherShe whispers, “It’s only for a while”She swears that soon she’ll be comin’ back foreverShe goes away and leaves him with a smile
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyesAnd your smile is a thin disguiseI thought by now you’d realizeThere ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
She gets up and pours herself a strong oneAnd stares out at the stars up in the skyAnother night, it’s gonna be a long oneShe draws the shade and hangs her head to cry
She wonders how it ever got this crazyShe thinks about a boy she knew in schoolDid she get tired or did she just get lazy?She’s so far gone, she feels just like a fool
My, oh my, you sure know how to arrange thingsYou set it up so well, so carefullyAin’t it funny how your new life didn’t change things?You’re still the same old girl you used to be
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyesAnd your smile is a thin disguiseI thought by now you’d realizeThere ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyesHoney, you can’t hide your lyin’ eyes


          1. What is the song about?
          2.  What is a broken heart?
          3. Where is she going?
          4. What does  “You can’t hide your lyin eyes” mean and what is she doing?
          5. “She swears that she’ll be back soon forever” What does the verb “To Swear” mean?
          6. “She pours herself a strong one”  What is a strong one?

In 1976, The Eagles released what would become their crowning achievement in rock history – “Hotel California.” With the addition of guitarist Joe Walsh and departure of Bernie Leadon marking a new era for the band, “Hotel California” showcased sophisticated songwriting, spot-on harmonies, memorable guitar duels between Frey and Walsh. From the iconic title track to hits like “New Kid in Town” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Hotel California” cemented The Eagles’ place as rock legends.


After a less successful follow-up with “The Long Run” in 1979 and internal tensions among band members, The Eagles disbanded in 1980. However, their impact on rock music persisted through the years.



Here are ten advanced grammar questions for a second language English student. Some questions are multiple choice.

1. Which of the following sentences uses the present perfect tense correctly?
a) I have gone to that store yesterday.
b) She has visited her aunt in London last summer.
c) They have lived here since 2015.
d) He have finished his assignment.

2. Identify the passive voice sentence:
a) The CEO signed the papers.
b) The papers were signed by the CEO.
c) She reads the report to her team.
d) They will submit their project tomorrow.

3. Choose the correct form of the relative pronoun in this sentence:
“The phone _______ I bought last month is already broken.”
a) who
b) which
c) whom
d) whose

4. Select the correct indirect (reported) speech version of this sentence:
She said, “It’s raining outside.”
a) She said it was raining outside.
b) She said it is raining outside.
c) She says it’s raining outside.
d) She said it had been raining outside.

5. In which of these sentences is the use of the subjunctive mood correct?
a) If I would be you, I wouldn’t do that.
b) I wish she was here tonight.
c) He recommended that she studies harder for the test.
d) It’s essential that he be informed about the changes.

6. Identify the correct comparative form:
“Her results were _______ than mine.”
a) good
b) better
c) best
d) more good

7. Select the correctly punctuated sentence:
a. “How are you feeling,” Jane asked Tom as he stumbled into the room.
b. “How are you feeling,” Jane asked, Tom as he stumbled into the room.
c. “How are you feeling?” Jane asked Tom as he stumbled into the room.
d. “How are you feeling, Jane asked Tom as he stumbled into the room?”

8. When do you use “fewer” instead of “less”?
a) With countable nouns
b) With uncountable nouns
c) Before adjectives
d) To show increases

9. Complete the sentence with the appropriate form of “lie” or “lay”:
“She _____ down on the sofa because she was tired.”
a) lie
b) lays
c) lay
d) lain

10. Choose the correct preposition for this sentence:
“I haven’t seen her _______ last week.”
a) since
b) from
c) in
d) for

SECTION FOUR:   Reunion and Continued Influence:
In 1994, The Eagles came back together for their immensely successful “Hell Freezes Over” tour, releasing a live album of the same name, including new tracks like “Get Over It.” They continued touring throughout the 2000s. In 2007, they released “Long Road Out of Eden,” their first studio album since “The Long Run,” which went on to achieve multi-platinum status.


The loss of Glenn Frey in 2016 marked another chapter for The Eagles. However, they have continued to perform with Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, and former country artist Vince Gill joining the lineup. This further solidified their status as true icons both for their past work and ongoing influence on contemporary artists.


SECTION FIVE:   Conclusion:
The journey of The Eagles has been a soaring one through rock history. As pioneers in blending country, folk, and hard-rock elements into an unforgettable sound, they’ve remained timeless through multiple eras of music. With countless chart-topping hits and inspiring generations of musicians along the way, The Eagles’ legacy continues to shine as brightly as their harmonies ever did on stage.



Write 100 words describing your favourite all time band or singer. Tell me who they are and why you like them so much.

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