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lunes, 28 de enero de 2013

Drive by

Apathy is a word that normally goes with teenagers. They are constantly told about effort, but this word is meaningless to them. In the meantime you are thinking about this, Moisés R. has done these activities.




1-     Fill the gaps with the  words provided below.
2-     Unscrambled the words.

DRIVE BY - TRAIN
On the other side of a street I knew 
Stood a girl that okeodl like you 
I guest that's déjà vu 
But I thought this can’t be true 
Cause you edmov to west L.A or New York or Santa Fe 
Or where ever to get away from me 

Oh but that one night 
Was more than just right 
I didn’t leave you cause I was all through 
Oh I was _________ and frankly scared as hell 
Because I really fell for you 

Oh I wesra to ya 
I’ll be there for ya 
This is not a _____ by 
Just a shy guy looking for a two ply 
Hefty bag to ldoh my love 

When you move me everything is _____
They don’t like it sue me 
The way you do me 
Oh I swear to ya 
I’ll be there for ya 
This is not a drive by 

On the other side of a  _______ spiral 
My love for you went viral 
And I evdlo you every mile you ______away 
But now here you are again 
So let’s iksp the “how you been” 
And get down to the “more than friends” at last 

Oh but that one night 
Is still the _______
I didn’t leave you until I came to 
Oh I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell 
Because I really fell for you 

(Chorus)

Please believe that when I leave 
There’s nothing up my ______ but love for you 
And a little time to get my head egtethro too 

On the other side of a ertest I knew 
Stood a girl that looked like you 
I guest tha'ts déjà vu 
But I thought this can’t be true 
Cause 

(Chorus)

1-    Overwhelmed, drive, groovy, downward, drove, highlight, sleeve.
2-    Looked, moved, swear, hold, loved, skip, together, street.

Glossary

Déjà vu-  Déjà vu 
Frankly - Francamente
Overwhelmed - Agobiar
Swear - Diga palabrotas
Viral

I'd love to drive by your place and say hello!

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domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

Wonderwall

Apart of being known because of their continuous fights, something rather normal between brothers, the Gallaghers also do music. Wonderwall was a hit during my stay in Bristol as an Erasmus student.



Aina R. also loves the song so she told us to do the following activities:

Translate the first paragraph.

  • Fill the gaps with the words: maybe, lights, but, anybody, day, before, now, street, believe.
  • Find three nouns, two prepositions and three verbs.
  • Notice the pronunciation of the following words: realized, doubts, wonderwall, believe.




WONDERWALL

Today is going to be
the ____ that they're
going to throw it back you to

by now you
should´ve somehow
realized what we gotta do

I don´t ______ that
anybody feels the
way I do, about you ___

backbeat, the word is on the
______ that the tire in your heart is out

I’m sure you're heard it all ______
but you never really had a doubt

I don't believe that ______ feels the
way I do about you now

and all the roads we have to walk are winding

and all the _____ that lead us
there are blinding

there are many things that I would
like to say to you ___
I don't know how

I said ____ you’re gonna be
the one that saves me?

and after all you're my wonderwall


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sábado, 26 de enero de 2013

Call Me Maybe

First impressions are not always right. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is about this.

Quim B. also has the same opinion.



Exercises

1. Insert the correct word in the right place.

Don’t, looked, way, showing, baby, call, nothing, skin, blowing, where, maybe, before, bad, look, crazy, but, missed, maybe, before.


I threw a wish in the well,
____ ask me, I'll never tell
I l________ to you as it fell,
and now you're in my way

I trade my soul for a wish,
pennies and dimes for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this,
but now you're in my ______

Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, skin was ______
Hot night, wind was blowin'
Where you think you're going, _______?

Chorus
Hey, I just met you,
and this is crazy,
but here's my number,
so ______ me, maybe?

It's hard to look right,
at you baby,
but here's my number,
so call me, maybe? + Ch

And all the other boys,
try to chase me,
but here's my number,
so call me, maybe?

You took your time with the call,
I took no time with the fall
You gave me _______ at all,
but still, you're in my way

I beg, and borrow and steal
Have foresight and it's real
I didn't know I would feel it,
but it's in my way

Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, _____ was showin'
Hot night, wind was blowin'
________ you think you're going, baby?

Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
And you should know that
I missed you so, so ______


2-Order the sentences/phrases

-took you with time call the

-you come before my life into

-messed so bad I you

-call baybe so me


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viernes, 25 de enero de 2013

Cry, Cry

Cry, Cry by Oceana is about falling in love with the wrong person. These are the activities that Alexandra B. has done for us:


1-      Listen the song and complete the gaps  with the correct words.





When she was a _____girl 
She used to play with me 
I was her best friend 
We were inseparately 
We loved to ride our bikes 
Playin’ hide and seek 
Sneeking all the night 
Dancing in the street 
I look back at the time 
Now i_________ 
She loved to play with fire 
I should have seen it in her eyes 
I should have seen it in her eyes 
Deep inside, you cry cry cry 
Don’t let your hopes,die die die 
Deep inside, you cry cry cry 
Don’t let your _____,die die die 
Na,na,na,na,na,na,na 
Na,na,na,na,na,na,na 
She fell in love for the _____ time 
He was older than her 
Then he made her do things 
First she wouldn’t tell 
She left everything behind 
Couldn’t find a place 
_______ through the night 
Loosing all her faith 
She throws away the pain 
Turning off her lies 
But still he makes her see like everything’s alright 
Like everything’s alright 
Deep inside, you cry cry cry 
Don’t let your hopes,die die die 
____ inside, you cry cry cry 
Don’t let your hopes,die die die…


2-      Put this prompts in order:

-Me / to / used / with / play / she
-Everything / left / behind / she
-He / see / but / everyrhing’s / still /  alright / her / like / makes

3-     Correct de mistakes.
- I should has seen it in his eyes.
- I were her best friend. 

Don't cry, cry and put yourself in motion!

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miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

Don't Judge Me

Don't Judge Me is our today's proposal for your English musical revision. Jose Manuel G. has prepared a ppt for you. The main character of the video gets involved in a dangerous space mision. It's a chant to Americanism and patriotism: "I'll do it for my country".


Chris brown j by jose manuel from franmcamacho

Do you easily judge the others? Please, don't judge me for making your learn English.

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martes, 22 de enero de 2013

Titanium

The use of guns has had terrible consequences in the USA. David Guetta's video is a metaphore on the topic and the fact of having supranatural powers. 
The song Titanium could be also read as a the result of the breaking up of a relationship.
Olga G. has done the following activities and she even invites us to sing along!




1.Listen to the song and complete with the correct words.

You shout it ________
But I can't hear a _______ you say
I'm talking loud not saying much
I'm criticized but all your bullets _________
You shoot me down, but I get up
I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
_____ away, _____away
Ricochet, you take your aim
_____ away, _____ away
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am ________
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am ________
I am ________...
2.Correct the mistakes.
Cut me daunt
But it's you who'd have father to fall
Host town, haunted love
Raise your boys, sticks and stones may break my bones
I'm talking loud not saying much.
3.Sing along
I'm bulletproof nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium
I am titanium...

4.Put the lines in the right order.
Stone-hard that bulletproof glass.
Stone-hard, machine gun.
Firing at the ones who run.

What material are you made of? Are you also made of titanium?

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lunes, 21 de enero de 2013

What Makes You Beautiful

Once more a boy band song. This is what means being surrounded by teenagers at work. What Makes You Beautiful is a fresh cheesy pop song.
Pedro O. has chosen it and here we go with his activities


1- Complete the blanks with a correct word.




You’re (1) ______, don’t know what for,
you’re turning heads, when you walk through the door,
don’t need make up, to (2) ______ up,
being the way that you are is enough.
Everyone else in the room can see it, everyone else but you.

Baby you (3) ______up my world like nobody else,
the way that you flip your (4) ______ gets me overwhelmed,
but when you smile at the (5) ______ it ain’t hard to tell,
you don’t know oh oh, you don’t know you’re beautiful,
if only you (6) ______ what I can see,
you’ll understand why I want you so desperately,
right now I’m looking at you and I can’t (7) ______,
you don’t know oh oh, you don’t know you’re beautiful,
oh oh, that’s what makes you beautiful.

So come on, you got it (8) ______,
to prove I’m right I put it in a song,
I don’t know why, you’re (9) ______ shy,
and turn away when I look into your (10) ______.

Everyone else in the (11)______ can see it, everyone else but you.

Na na na na na na na na na
x2
Na na na na na na

2- Put the last paragraph in the correct order.

__ you don’t know oh oh, you don’t know you’re beautiful


__ the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,

__ but when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell,

__ baby you light up my world like nobody else,




So, what makes you beautiful?

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domingo, 20 de enero de 2013

You Give Me Something

Art is everywhere. We know a lot about that in Mallorca, as during the summer many towns on the island have their Art Night, to end with Palma's Nit d'Art. 
Some people bring their voices to the street because there are not big companies that want to hear them and instead some other people with horrendous voices keep punishing our ears. That's pretty unfair as many things in life. For instance, yesterday we celebrated Palma's patronsaint St Sebastian in the streets. Many squares also held a gig where we could hear idly voices such as Pau Donés's one. Pau Donés, per qué no ens dónes pau?
Art is everywhere you see, in cooking like in Manu Catman's pics or the compositions by Caty's and her circus or the pieces of art by David's and his Dablada's world.

Anabel A. has chosen James Morrison's You Give Me Something to make us work





1. Order the words to make questions.

- something / you / Cuase / me / give
- meant / water / to / the / I / tread / was
- come / the / out / I / say / anyway / never / And / words / gonna / could
- makes / scared / me / That
- spend / time / little / Just / me / with / alone / a / to /


2. Complete the blank with the correct words.

You want to stay with me in the morning 
You only ______ me when I sleep, 
I was meant to tread the water 
Now I've gotten in too deep, 
For every ______ of me that wants you 
Another ______ backs away. 

'Cause you give 
he something 
That makes me scared, alright, 
This could be nothing 
But I'm willing to give it a try, 
______ give me something 
'Cause someday I might know my heart. 

You already waited up for ______ 
Just to spend a little time alone with me, 
And I can ______ I've never bought you flowers 
I can't work out what the mean, 
I never thought that I'd ______ someone, 
That was someone else's dream. 

'Cause you give me something 
That ______ me scared, alright, 
This could be nothing 
But I'm willing to give it a try, 
Please give me something, 
'Cause someday I might call you ______ my heart, 
But it might me a second ______ late, 
And the words I could never say 
Gonna come out anyway. 


'Cause you give me something 
That makes me scared, alright, 
This ______ be nothing 
But I'm willing to give it a try, 
______ give me something, 
'Cause you give me something 
That makes me ______, alright, 
This could be nothing 
But I'm willing to give it a try, 
Please give me something 
'Cause ______ I might know my heart. 
Know my heart, know my heart, know my heart



3. Search and correct the error in the second paragraph. 

What about if you give me something like your effort to pass the exams and learn English?

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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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viernes, 18 de enero de 2013

Warzone

Laura C. has chosen a boy band's song Warzone by The Wanted. We are going to revise vocabulary on the topic relationships, as verbs of preferences, or other verbs such us split up, cheat on, get on well with, etc.



These are the activities to work on the song:


1. some words went crazy. Can you correct them?
I can't belive I had to see
The girl of my dreams cheating on me
The pain yu caused has left me dead inside
I'm gonna make sure, you regret that night

I feel you clouse, I feel you breathe
And now it's like you're here
You're haunting mi
You're out of line, you're out of sight
You're the reason that we started this fight

But I know,
I just gotta let it go,
I, should've known
I gotta learn to say goodbye now
I throw my armour down,
And leave the battleground
For the final time now,
I, I kwon.
I'm running from a warzone

In our house, I hate that place,
Everywhere I walk I see your face
Try to erase a memori with a flame,
And hope I never see you again
Standing here, in this burning room,
You know the end could never come so soon,

It's clear to me,
The lies you use,
The ones that killed me ain't hurting you,
(Chorus)
I'm runing from a warzone

I can't do this anymore
I'm runing from a warzone
What are we fighting for?
I'm running from a warzone...


2.Put the words in the right place.

My –see--feel--you’re--bu--I—buring--use—anymore—gotta--warzone

I can't believe I had to _____
The girl of ____ dreams cheating on me
The pain you caused has left me dead inside
I'm gonna make sure, you regret that night

I feel you close, I ______ you breathe
And now it's like you're here
You're haunting me
______ out of line, you're out of sight
You're the reason that we started this fight

_____ I know,
I just gotta let it go,
I, should've known
I gotta learn to say goodbye now
I throw my armour down,
And leave the battleground
For the final time now,
I, __ know.
I'm running from a warzone

In our house, I hate that place,
Everywhere I walk I see your face
Try to erase a memory with a flame,
And hope I never see you again
Standing here, in this _______ room,
You know the end could never come so soon,

It's clear to me,
The lies you  _____
The ones that killed me ain't hurting you,
(Chorus)
I'm running from a warzone

I can't do this _________,
I'm running from a warzone
What are we fighting for?
I'm running from a warzone...

Are you on a relationship at the moment or your life is a Warzone?

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jueves, 17 de enero de 2013

Viva la Vida

When you have a morning off, you can say Viva la Vida! If somebody loves you Viva la Vida! If you have a job, well, you are pretty lucky! Europe, Merkel and the bl**** euro are struggling us.
Chris Brown's band, Coldplay sings Viva la Vida and Hugo G. has prepared a pp with some activities to work on them.





Viva la Vida! Enjoy life!

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