Vocabulary – as time goes by
dated – old-fashioned
reminiscing – to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure:
nostalgic – feeling happy and also a bit sad when you think about things that happened in the past
Hi, I’m Mark, and you are listening to The Everyday Language Podcast for English Learners. Today, I’m going to talk about the phrase “as time goes by” for a couple of minutes.
As time goes by is also a song by the Rolling Stones, maybe you’ve heard it? I think it was the first song they released as a single back in the 60’s.
It has a quiet acoustic guitar, and it has a folky feel, compared to their later heavier songs. There is a video of the Stones performing the song on YouTube. It’s in black and white which makes it feel a little dated.
Anyway, as time goes by is a phrase that I associate with older people reminiscing about their pasts. That’s why I think the phrase as time goes is super nostalgic because it reminds me of this old Rolling Stones song and it makes me think of old people reminiscing.
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