Sometimes, the best way to learn a language is by having fun! So this week, we are going to sing-along to “I want to break free” by Queen.

Your challenge is to understand why the verbs missing in this song are followed by a “to infinitive.”

I _____ to break free
I _____ to break free
I _____ to break free from your lies
You’re so self satisfied I don’t need you
I’ve got to break free
God knows, God knows I _____ to break free.

I’ve fallen in love
I’ve fallen in love for the first time

And this time I know it’s for real
I’ve fallen in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I’ve fallen in love.

It’s strange but it’s true
I can’t get over the way you love me like you do
But I _____ to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh how I ____ to be free, baby
Oh how I ____ to be free,
Oh how I ____ to break free.

But life still goes on
I can’t get used to, living without, living without,
Living without you by my side
I don’t _____ to live alone, hey
God knows, _____ to make it on my own
So baby can’t you see
I’ve _____ to break free.

I’ve _____to break free
I ____ to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want, I want to break free


The verbs missing are part of a series of verbs that are following by “to infinitives.”