She Drives Me Crazy – was recorded by English group Fine Young Cannibals. Lead singer Roland Gift was born in Birmingham and in 1990, he was named by People magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in the world. The song reached number five on the British singles chart and was a big hit in the US. She Drives Me Crazy also reached the top of the charts in Spain and Australia.1. Play the song: Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (1989). What is the song about? How does it make you feel? 2. Below is a list of some words and phrases taken from the song. If you’ve never heard these words or they’re not very familiar to you, make sure you look up their meaning in a dictionary and try to pronounce them yourself.
a) “feel” (verb)
b) “seem real”
c) “obsessed” (adjective)
d) “she drives me crazy” (idiom)
e) “get any rest” (verb + noun collocation)
f) “else” (adverb) E.g. “Do you have anything else” = “Do you have something different?”
g) “to be alone” (verb + adjective)
Fine Young cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
4. It’s a great song, right?! Which is your favourite verse or line? Record yourself on video singing and post it to our Instagram or Facebook page. Who said English was difficult?!
Rob Louis is a trained English teacher who has numerous years of experience teaching English to young learners, teenagers and adults in Spain. He completed his bachelor degree in 2010 at The University of Manchester and obtained CELTA certification in 2015. As well as an active teacher on Verbling, Rob has taught English online for Education First (EF) and gives classes via Skype and Google Hangouts.