Listening comprehension: Every Breath You Take by The Police


Every Breath You Take by The Police was released in 1983 and became one of their most popular songs. In the UK and the US it was the biggest hit that year – it topped the charts for several weeks in both countries.

The listening comprehension exercise below is based on this song. Listen to the song and complete the lyrics below. If you make a mistake, you can always try again but you can only see the solutions when you have entered a guess in every gap.

Feel free to stop the video playback whenever you like.

In a few days, you will find a reading comprehension exercise based on this song here.

Also, a more difficult version of this listening comprehension task will follow, where you will have to enter the whole of the text yourself.