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domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012

She Wolf

The question of gender in English is not complicated; however, we cannot say that there is no gender distinction. Sometimes it is as easy as placing she- before the name, as in the title of the song, She-wolf

Some professions mark a difference between the masculine and the femenine, such as waiter/waitress or  actor/actress , both of them using the latin suffix -trix. There was a debate among American actresses who want to avoid sex discrimination, saying that if English has not gender marking difference, they should be called actors too.

There is also the common French diminute suffix which has feminine connotations or little one -ette, as in kitchenette  or cigarette from cigar.

As the song is about a she-wolf, I am teaching my students some animal names which have a feminine form.

Animal
Male
Female
Bee
Drone
Queen
Cat
Tom
Queen
Chicken
Rooster
Hen
Deer
Stag
Doe
Duck
Drake
Duck
Horse
Stallion
Mare
Pig
Boar
Sow
Sheep
Ram
Ewe


A shot in the dark
A past, lost in space
Where do I start?
The past, and the chase?
You hunted me down
Like a wolf, a predator
I felt like a deer in love lights

You loved me and I froze in time
Hungry for that flesh of mine
But I can't compete with a she wolf who has brought me to my knees
What do you see in those yellow eyes
Cause I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces ( x 4 )
Falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces
Falling to pieces


Exercices by Laura A.

1.Write the missing words. Use these words and put the verbs in past simple if it is necessary.
                     Hunt  ,  hungry ,  compete  , shot  ,  pieces
-_______  for  that  flesh of mine.
-I’m falling to _______.
-A _______ in the dark.
-You ______ me down.
-I can’t ________ with her.

2.Put the following  words in the correct order to make questions.

-I falling am pieces to.
-You do see that in what those eyes yellow.
-Like wolf I, predator a.

Glossary:
Frozen--- congelado
Hunt--- cazar
Shot--- disparo
Chase--- caza
Knees--- rodillas

Grammar
How to use present continuous:
Subject + to be + verb + ing + complement
Example:
                 I am fall + ing to pieces
                        ---------↓--------
                            falling




Nowadays monsters, vampires, werewolves are a trend. Let me know if you find a she-wolf on your way.

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