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sábado, 19 de enero de 2013

The A Team

The song chosen by Mariam H. is pretty tough as it deals with the problems derived from the addiction to drugs. From another point of view, they could be the problems that someone who suffers from loneliness or is homeless for many reasons that could be analysed. It seems that living in the street heads people to disasters such as the abuse of drugs or the prostitution.

We have already written about dichotomies in T.E. The song deals with the topic expressed by Julian Barnes in A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters of the differences between the Clean and The Unclean, in the song The A team versus the B team??




1. Fill the gaps with the right words:

__________lips, pale face
__________in snowflakes
Burnt lungs, sour _________
Light's gone, day's end
Struggling to _________ rent
Long __________, strange men.

And they say
She's in the Class A __________
Stuck in her ___________
Been this way since 18
But lately her _________ seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
_________ like pastries.

2. Match the parts. 


       And they                                        to fly
The worst things                          scream
Cos we're just                               in life come free to us
And go mad                                   to the Motherland
And she don't want                      cold outside
And in a pipe she flies                  for a couple of grams
Or sells love                                    to fly
It's too                                             to go outside tonight
For angels                                       to another man
Angels                                               under the upper hand

 3. Unscramble the words:

Ripped gloves, ____________
riocanta
Tried to swim and stay __________
oatfloa
Dry house, wet __________
escloht
Loose change, bank___________
tesno
Weary-eyed, ______throat
ryd
Call , __________no phone
glir

4. Find the underlined words in this puzzle.
And they say
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries 

T A D A Y D R E A M C
C Y W A Y I F A C E S
L T U J P O E G P X B
A S P I U P Y V M N Z
S H L P A S T R I E S
S R W O K M F N L D X
Z Y V M W O R F X C E
R J P B T L R I P D A
D T E A M T Y B P R S


5. Read the following phrases from the song and say which words are nouns and which are adjectives.

And they scream
The worst things in life come free to us
Cos we're just under the upper hand
And go mad for a couple of grams
And she don't want to go outside tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
Or sells love to another man
It's too cold outside
For angels to fly
Angels to fly

Nouns :

Adjectives : 


6. Correct the mistakes.


A person will die                     Mistake:
Covered in black                    Mistake:
Closed mouth                         Mistake:
And hoping for a worse life    Mistake:
This time, we'll fade out now  Mistake:
Straight up the line                  Mistake:


7. Complete the table with the words highlighted according to the vowel sound.


And they say
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries


         /i/
         /e/
         /a/
         /u/
        /o/






















They scream
The worst things in life come free to us
And we're all under the upper hand
Go mad for a couple of grams
And we don't want to go outside tonight
And in a pipe we fly to the Motherland
Or sell love to another man
It's too cold
For angels to fly
Angels to fly


To fly, fly
Or angels to die


Glossary:

Snowflakes: copos de nieve
Lungs: pulmones
Daydream: fantasía
Sinking: hundirse
Wasting: perdiendo
Crumbling: derretirse
Upperhand: títeres
Couple: par
Motherland: madre patria
Gloves: guantes
Raincoat: impermeable
Dry: seco
Wet: húmedo
Throat: garganta
Weary: cansado
Fade out: desaparecer

We should study hard to be part of the right team. Is there a right team? Is it the A Team?

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