Posted in Culture, Songs, Uncategorized, Videos

LOVE IS IN THE AIR


Ok, that’s right, it’s St Valentine’s Day and we should do something special for this day… Well, how about listening to a song and filling the gaps?
Thanks to eoslcourses.com for this excellent post.
Watch the video first, then click o the link and follow the instructions.

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/various-artists/love-is-in-the-air.html

Posted in LISTENING, Songs, Videos

Fool’s Overture – Supertramp


This is one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. Played by Roger Hodgson and an orchestra. The song has been given several interpretations. There is a part where you can listen to probably the most famous speech given by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II. You can listen to it and read the transcript HERE.
This is the most famous part of this speech, the last sentences are included in the song: (min. 2.30)

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,…”

It’s a long song but it is also worth it. Hope you enjoy it.

Posted in BEGINNERS, General, Songs

Saint Valentine’s Day



Well, tomorrow is a special day for lovers. Let’s share our favourite love songs! This is mine:

Your song (written by Elton John, but this is a brilliant version by Ewan McGegor in Moulin Rouge, a great film):

Well, I think I can’t choose one, so let me show you some of them:
Rod Steward: Have I Told You Lately (this song was written by Van Morrison, but I love this version)

Great singer, great song: You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker.

Mr Slowhand plays Wonderful Tonight:

Of course, a great ballad by Scorpions: Still Loving You:

The Police: Every Breath You Take

Queen: Somebody to Love (great concert, God Bless Him)

Van Morrison: Someone Like You.

John Lennon: Jealous Guy

The Beatles: Something

Charles Aznavour: She (Elvis Costello’s version is wonderful too)

Metallica: Nothing Else Matters

Aerosmith: I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.

Phil Collins: Take A Look At Me Now

Dire Straits: Romeo and Juliet

Camel: Long Goodbyes

Frankie Goes to Holliwood: The Power of Love

Sinead O’Connor: Nothing Compares to You

U2: With or Without You

And last but not least: The Boss playing an original song by the king Elvis


Remember, you must tell me why you like it! See you tomorrow.

Posted in Bachillerato, General, LISTENING, Songs

Rudely Interrupted


STEP ONE:  “WHAT IS ASPERGER?”

Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder (play /ˈɑːspərɡərz/[1] or /ˈæspərɡərz/[2]) is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.[3][4]

Asperger syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, studied and described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy.[Extract from wikipedia]

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STEP 2:  “RUDELY INTERRUPTED: A SPECIAL BAND”

I can’t wait to show you this new group I have just come across: RUDELY INTERRUPTED. Watch the video and I will post another one in the following post. But first, just watch and try to answer the following questions:

 

1. What disabilities does Rory have? Mention at least two of them.

2. How many members in the group have got disabilities?

3. Rory says that he does not drink alcohol. What fizzy drink does he drink instead?

4.  What percentage of hearing disability does Marcus have?

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STEP 3: “CLOSE MY EYES”

Now, enjoy the video. This is a promotional video for an Australian not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. It was one of the videos shown in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: “See the Person, not the Disabilty”.  I just love it, hope you enjoy it too.

 

Fill in the blanks to complete the song’s lyrics:

1-2-3-4-5 I’m …….. alive
6-7-8-9-10 here we go ……….
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ………
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my ……….
A-B-C-D-E I’m feeling so ………
F-G-H-I-J-K It’s blowin me ………..
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ……..
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my …………

 

credits

released 05 June 2010
Brooks/Burnside

Posted in General, Songs

Duffy – Warwick Avenue


Beautiful song and video. Watch it and read the lyrics, it’s worth it!

LYRICS

When I get to Warwick Avenue…
Meet me by the entrance of the tube.
We can talk things over, a little time…
Promise me you won’t step outta line.

When I get to Warwick Avenue…
Please drop the past and be true.
Don’t think we’re okay, just because I’m here…
You hurt me bad, but I won’t shed a tear.

I’m leaving you for the last time baby…
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me.
I’ve been confused outta’ my mind lately…
You think you’re loving but I want to be free.
Baby you’ve hurt me.

When I get to Warwick Avenue…
We’ll spend an hour, but no more than two.
Our only chance to speak, once more…
I showed you the answers, now here’s the door.

When I get to Warwick Avenue…
I’ll tell you baby, that we’re through.

I’m leaving you for the last time baby…
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me.
I’ve been confused outta’ my mind lately…
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me.
I want to be free, baby you’ve hurt me.

All those days spent together, I wished for better,
But I didn’t want the train to come.
Now it’s departed,
I’m broken hearted, seems like we never started.
All the days spent together, when I wished for better,
And I didn’t want the train to come

You think you’re loving but you don’t love me.
I want to be free, baby you’ve hurt me.
You don’t love me,
I want to be free,
Baby you’ve hurt me.