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domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Fall For You

Aina M. has chosen this beautiful song, Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade.



"Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade”

The best thing about tonight's that we're not fighting
Could it be that we have been this way  _______
I know you don't think that I am trying
I know you're wearing thin down to the core

But hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're ___________ to find

This is not what I intended
I always swore to you I'd never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed
But I have loved you from the start
Oh

But hold your _______
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It's impossible

So breathe in so deep
Breathe me in
I'm yours to keep
And hold onto your words
Cause talk is cheap
And remember me tonight
When your asleep

________ tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don't make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it's true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You're impossible to find.



1.    Complete the missing words.

2.    Order the words to make correct sentences.
-     The/about/we’re/best/fighting/that/tonight’s/thing/not.
-     Make/my/me/change/mind/don’t.
-       Like/is/you/find/girl/because/impossible/a/to.


3.    Correct the mistakes.
·         But hold your breaht.
·         Tonight will be the night that I will falling for you.
·         I swer it’s true.


Glossary:
Fighting = Pelear
Before = antes
Hold = mantén
Breath = respiración/aliento
Change = cambiar
Mind = opinión
Cheap = barato


Grammatical explanation of “Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you”:
You have to write “will be” because it’s the verb “to be” in future, therefore it’s necessary to write “will”.


I have chosen this song because I really like the lyrics and It brings me nice memories.

Teaching English by Fran | Walk of Life
Teaching English by Fran | We Are the World 25

jueves, 25 de abril de 2013

Walk of Life


To be in dire straits is being in a state of completely distress, in a bad or difficult situation. Miquel R. has chose Walk of Life for us to work on it.



1. Complete the song with these words
Say/make/play/walking/talking/devotion
Walk of live
Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I (1)_____
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to (2)_____ it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can (3)_____
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny and he'll tell you the story
Hand me down my (4)_____ shoes
Here comes Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the (5)_____ blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh Yeah the boy can play
Dedication(6) _____
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life, yeah he do the walk of life
  

Answer: 1 = say    2 = make   3 = play   4 = walking   5 = talking   6 = devotion


2. Correct this sentences


He do the song about they knife

He comes johnny with the power and the glori

He do the walk of live

  

Answers :
 He do the song about the knife
He comes johnny with the power and the glory
He do the walk of life


3: Order the words to make sentences
Do/he/about/woman/the song/loving/the sweet/

The day/all/the night time/Turning/into

Got/the/he/action 



Answers:
He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
Turning all the night time into the day
He got the action


Teaching English by Fran | I Will Be
Teaching English by Fran |Stay the Night 

miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013

We Are the World 25

Three years ago Haiti was shaken by a series of earthquakes. There is no English book which does not include a unit on the topic, "Natural disasters". What happened in Haiti, went beyond reality. A country still to be rebuilt. 
A group of singers have recorded again the song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, We Are the World with lots of singers. 
Jaume R., who knows how much concern we are in class about the world's issues has chosen this song so we can work on it.




·Complete text with the missing words while listening to the song:

THERE COMES A TIME WE MUST HEED A CERTAIN ________
WHEN THE WORD MUST COME TOGETHER AS ONE
THERE ARE PEOPLE DYING AND
ITS TIME TO LEND A ________
TO LIFE, THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL

WE CANT GO ON PRETENDING DAY BY DAY
THAT SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE WILL SOON MAKE A ________
WE ARE ALL A PART OF GODS GREAT BIG FAMILY
AND THE TRUTH, YOU KNOW,
LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE WORLD
WE ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE A ________ DAY
SO LETS START GIVING
THERES A CHOICE WE´RE MAKING
WERE SAVING OUR OWN LIVES
ITS TRUE WELL MAKE A BETTER DAY
JUST YOU AND ________

SEND THEM YOUR ________ SO THEYLL KNOW THAT SOMEONE CARES
AND THEIR LIVES WILL BE STRONGER AND ________
AS GOD HAS SHOWN US BY TURNING STONES TO BREAD
SO WE ALL MUST LEND A ________ HAND

[CHORUS X1]

WHEN YOURE DOWN AND OUT, THERE SEEMS NO HOPE AT ALL
BUT IF YOU JUST BELIEVE, THERES NO WAY WE CAN FALL
LET US REALIZE THAT A CHANGE CAN ________ COME
WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER AS ONE

[CHORUS X4]

·Circle these celebrities if you think you've heard or seen in the video:
MICHAEL JACKSON                 LADY GAGA           MALEY CYRUS            ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
CARLOS JEAN           ADAM LEVINE        PINK          JENNIFER HUDSON        DAVID GUETTA
NICKI MINAJ                NICK JONAS            JUSTIN BIEBER       SNOOP DOGG            LMFO

· Complete these sentences by placing a verb:
people/there/dying
_______________________________________________________________________
the/who/day/a/make/brighter/We
_______________________________________________________________________
Choice/a/There/making/we/are
_______________________________________________________________________

·What has this song made you think?

Teaching English by Fran | Mr President

Teaching English by Fran | Forever Young

lunes, 22 de abril de 2013

Mr President

María M. has chosen Mr President by Pink to help us to learn some more English 




Dear Mr. President
Come take a _____ with me
Let´s pretend we´re just two people and
You´re not ______ than me
I´d like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the ______?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a _______ has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me _____?

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely _____? (x2)
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We´re not dumb and we´re not blind
They´re all _______ in your cells
While you pay the road to hell

What kind of ______ would take his own daughter´s rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only ________ what the first lady has to say
You´ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

(chorus)

Let me tell you about hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the ____
Let me tell you about hard work
Rebuilding your _____ after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you about hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard ____
Let me tell you about hard work
Hard work (x2)

You don´t know _______ about hard work
Hard work (x2)
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your _____ held high?
Dear Mr. President
You´d never take a walk with me.
_______________________________

*Glosary
- Homeless: vagabundo                                  - Road: carretera
- Proud: orgulloso                                          - Wage: salario
- Dumb: sordo                                               - Rebuilding: reconstruir
- Held high: en alto                                         - Bombs: bombas
- Blind: ciego                                                 - Cardboard: cartón
- Cells: células                                                - Kind: tipo

*Gramatic:
You’re not better than me.
To make de comparative form of the adjective good, we must transform good in better and add the pronoun than after the adjective better.

*Exercices:
1.    Complete the blanks with the corresponding word.
Why/ nothing/ house/ mother/ walk/ box/ imagine/ head/ sitting/ way/ mirror/ boy/ better/ father.
2.  Find the mistakes and correct it.
-   You’re not more better than me.
-   How do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
-   We´re not dumb but we’re not blind.
-   You doesn’t know nothing about hard work.

3.    Order the words to make sentences.

-       you/ boy./ Are/ lonely/ a
-       tell/ hard/ Let/ work./ me/ about/ you
-       night?/ How/ you/ do/ at/ sleep.


What actions would you take if you were the President?

Teaching English by Fran | Second Conditional 
Teaching English by Fran | Fields of Gold

domingo, 21 de abril de 2013

Forever young

Human beings have always been searching for an elixir of youth. We have stopped doing this. Actually, creams, lotions and many other cosmetics are used to delay the appearance of wrikles or even to look nicer for a special event (or even on daily basis as some students do to come into class). Some of us want to be forever young! My mum has always help me doing this because she is a Lady Avon.




1.Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the following words.

Sun, power, worst, later, played, songs, imagine, really, like.

Forever young
Let's start in style, let's dance for a while
heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
hoping for the best, but expecting the _______
are you gonna drop the bomb or not?
Let us stay young or let us live forever
we don't have the _______, but we never say never
sitting in the sandpit, life is a short trip
the music's for the sadman
Can you _______ when this race is won
turn out all the faces into the sun
praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
the music's _______ by the madman
Forever young
i want to be forever young
do you _______ want to live forever?
forever, you'll never
forever young,
I want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever?
forever young.
Some are like water, some are _______ the heat
some are a melody and some are the beat
sooner or _______ they all will be gone
why don't they stay young?
It's so hard to get old without a cause
i don't want to perish like a fading horse
years like diamonds in the _______
and diamonds are forever
So many advantages given up today
so many _______ we forgot to play
so many dreams swinging out of the blue
oh let it come true
Chorus...
Solo...
Chorus..


2. Order the sentences.
- want / you / to / forever / live / do / ? / really
_______________________________________

- us / or / young / stay / live / let / forever / let / us
_______________________________________

- given / many / today / up / advantages / so
_______________________________________


3. Translate the words.
Sandpit – praising – drop – beat – trip


4. Discussion : 

  • Which is the topic of the song? 
  • What do you think about it?
Joan M. has chosen it probably because he wants to look always forever young.

Teaching English by Fran |Hero
Teaching English by Fran |Forever

domingo, 14 de abril de 2013

Hero

Do we need Heroes? It seems that we do. Some people need a hero and a miracle to make ends meet. Salary cuts, prices going high and high, 21 % charge on things name "deluxe". Wow!! I need my car to go to work and buses combinations are really crap on the island of Mallorca. I have to pay 21 % taxes every time my pets are sick. Is that fair?
I have read recently that "mientras unos chupan del bote, otros somos tontos de bote". Please, come along and take them all with you somewhere not over the rainbow, really far, far, far away and don't let them come back.
Pedro L. has chose Hero by Julio Iglesias's son 


Would you dance if I asked you to dance
Would you run and _____ look back
Would you cry if you ____ me crying
And would you save my soul tonight

Would you tremble if I touched your lips
Would you laugh
_____ tell me this
Now would you die for the one you loved
Hold me in your _____ tonight

I can be your ____ baby
I can ____ away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my _____ away

Would you _____ that you'll always be mine
Would you lie
Would you ____ away
Am I in too deep
Have I lost my mind
I don't care, you're ____ tonight

I ___ be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can _____ my breath away

I just ____ to hold you
I just want to hold you
Am I in too ____
Have I ___ my mind
Well I don't care
You're here tonight

I can be your ____, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will ____ by you forever
You can take my breath away

And I can be your hero
I can kiss away the pain
And I ____ stand by you forever
You can take my breath away
You can take ___ breath away

And I ___ be your hero

-Glossary:
mind: mente                breath: respiración/aliento                      deep: profundo           cry: llorar
stand by: pausa

-The song uses the modal verb Would in second conditional 
 Example:Would you dance if I asked you to dance.( ¿Querrías bailar si te invito?)



1 Complete de song

2Translate the words:
Crying:
Hero:
Mind:
Breath:
Arms:
Kiss:
Pain:

3 Orders the sentences:
your/baby/can/be/I/hero
will/I/stand by/forever/you
mind/have/I/my/lost

4Correct the sentences:
I can´t by you hero baby
Woud you danse if I ask you to dance
Woul your run away




Is there a hero inside you?

Teaching English by Fran |Your Love Is a Song 
Teaching English by Fran |Second Conditional 

lunes, 8 de abril de 2013

Forever

Has anyone tried to rain on your parade? Get rid of them! Free yourself of envious people, people whose complexes, phobias or manias are against the others. Fill your life up with comedies. Who wants dramas?? In the end, we are going to end up in the same place. 
Life is to dance it! Baila la vida y bailame el agua! Never give up fighting! Keep on fighting forever and ever!




Nico F. has done an exercise to fill in the gaps with the provided words: eternity , scared, pleasure, driving, amazing.



1,2,3,4
Heyyyy
Foreverrr
Heyyyy
Foreverrr
[Verse 1]
It’s you
And me
Moving at the speed of light
Into ______
Tonight
Is the night
To join me in the middle of ecstasy
Feel the melody and the rhythm of the music around you, around you
Imma take you there
Imma take you there
So don’t be _____
Im right here baby
We can go anywhere, go anywhere
But first, it’s your chance
Take my hand come with me

[Chorus]
It’s like I waited my whole life
For this one night
Its gonna be me, you, and the dance floor
Cause we only got one night
Double your ______
Double your fun
And dance forever ever ever
Forever ever ever (x6)
Forever on the dance floor

[Verse2]
Sounds like we’re on another level
Feels like our love’s intertwined
We can be two rebels
Breakin the rules
Me and you, you and I
All you gotta do is watch me
Look what I can do with my feet
Baby, feel the beat inside
I’m ______ you take the front seat
I just need you to trust me (girl, girl, girl)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
It’s a long way now
So high off the ground
Sending for an angel
Bring me your heart
Girl where did you come from
Got me so undone
Gaze in your eyes got me saying “What a beautiful lady!”
No ifs, and, or maybes
I’m releasing my heart
Its feeling _______ No one else that matter
You love me
And I won’t let you fall girl, let you fall girl
Oh, oh, yea, yea
I won’t let you fall, let you fall, let you fall
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

[Chorus]

Ooooohhhh (fade out)


Have you dance with Forever by Chris Brown?

Teaching English by Fran | Fields of Gold 
Teaching English by Fran | I Won't Give Up

sábado, 6 de abril de 2013

Fields of Gold

Margalida V., a very good student of mine has done these activities with Sting's song Fields of Gold.


                     Fields Of Gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in the fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley
We'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in the fields of gold

See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of gold
I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We'll walk in the fields of gold
We'll walk in the fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold


GLOSARY
 

Upon: sobre
Fields: campos
Among: entre
Gaze: contemplar/mirar
Fell: caer
Rise: subir
Awhile: un rato
Gold: oro
Jealous: celoso
ACTIVITIES

1) Fill the gaps with one of the following words: wind, sky, love, children, body, love, years.
§  Will you stay with me, will you be my____.
§  See the____run as the sun goes down.
§  So she took her____.
§  Many____have passed since those summer days.
§  You'll remember me when the west____moves.
§  We'll forget the sun in his jealous____.
§  Feel her____rise when you kiss her mouth.
2) Can you find a phrasal verb in the song?
3) Classificate these verbs in the correct group:                 ‘ll remember, moves, ‘ll forget, walk, took, gaze, fell, came down, will stay, will be, lie, see, feel, rise, kiss, made, have been, ‘ve broken, swear, left,  walk.

PAST SIMPLE
PRESENT PERFECT
PRESENT
FUTURE



Is it good to walk among the Fields of Gold?

Teaching English by Fran | Hall of Fame
Teaching English by Fran | Hurt

I won't give up

I Won't Give Up is about looking at people's eyes. Lately, lots of people share strange pictures of people with tumors, bartered animals, etc. Do we really think all of these help? If you want to take part in a project, do it. Don't stare, do not limit yourself to sharing pictures to cause compassion on others. Go further and get involved in activities. There are lots of 
NGO that would need your help. 


       


I have chosen this song because I have listened to it every day during the summer and it brings me good memories.
This song is I won´t give up  by Jason Mraz.
1-           Sing this song along and do the proposed exercises.
2-           Name an antonym for each word in blue.
3-           Translate  sentences in red.
                             
When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up


I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
Still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up


This is what Ana R. suggests us to do:


1.Complete the song with the correct words.
When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful  _______
Theres so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be  ____  where you are
How old is your soul?
I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get _____
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
And when you're ________  your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here _______ waiting
To see what you find
Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the _____
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're _____ it
No I won't give up
I don't wanna be __________ who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to _____ us how to use
The _____ and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did _____
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend ________ the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am
[Chorus]
I won't give up on us
God knows I'm tough, he knows
We got a lot to ______
God knows we're worth it
[Chorus]


2.Put this questions in the correct order.
your/I/eyes./When/into/look
my/giving/love./all/i’m/you
got/learn/to/lot/We’ve/a

3.Correct the mistakes.
·         For us to work we doesn’t break, we doesn’t burn.
·         God knows we’s worth it.

Glossary:
4. Translate these words:
Stake:
Bend:
Rough:
Worth:
Caving:

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