martes, 26 de marzo de 2013

ROMANTIC SONG... THE REASON


 THe group Hoobastank were quite popular some years ago, however, we can also say they were a one hit wonder, because it is difficult to remember more songs released by them.



Anyway, this song is really romantic and beautiful and it talks about a person reagretting something from the past. 
So, I strongly recommend to you to listen to it, it is worthwhile!!!

HOOBASTANK                        THE REASON


SAY     REASON          LIVE WITH        PERSONAL      NEW    CHANGE          THINGS            HURT               PAIN    SHOW                        WHISH             SIDE                DO       PERSON

I'm not a perfect ………………………(1)
As many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those ………………… (2)to you
And so I have to ……………….(3).before I go
That I just want you to …………………….(4)

I've found a …………….(5) for me
To ……………. (6)who I used to be
A reason to start over ………….(7)
and the reason is you

I'm sorry that I ……………….(8) you
It's something I must ………….. (9)everyday
And all the …………….(10) I put you through
I ………….(11) that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear

 I've found a …………….(5) for me
To ……………. (6)who I used to be
A reason to start over ………….(7)
and the reason is you

I'm not a perfect ………………..(1)
I never meant to do those ……………….(2) to you
And so I have to ………….(3) before I go
That I just want you to ……………(4)

 I've found a …………….(5) for me
To ……………. (6)who I used to be
A reason to start over ………….(7)
and the reason is you

I've found a reason to …………..(12)
A …………(13) of me you didn't know
A reason for all that I ………..(14)
And the reason is you



QUESTIONS:
  1. Underline the verbs in the simple past affirmative or negative
  2. Underline the participles that appear in the song and write the infinitive forms
  3. what is the meaning of the expression: I wish I didn’t do? And, I didn’t mean to do those things to you?
  4. Can you mark the phrasal verbs in the song and say the meaning?Use the translator to find the meaning.

KEY:
3. It means you regret of doing something (desearía no haberlo hecho) . I didn’t mean is used when you didn’t do it on purpose (no tenía intención de, ha sido sin querer…)


miércoles, 20 de marzo de 2013

BROKEN STRINGS. JAMES MORRISON


Do you know James Morrison? Have you ever listened to any of his songs?
A few years ago, we listened to a really beautiful song called BROKEN STRINGS, composed by this singer and songwriter. Here, she made an amazing duet with NElly Furtado. I hope you enjoy it.


You can learn more about James Morrison at: http://www.jamesmorrisonmusic.com/


BROKEN STRINGS (JAMES MORRISON FEAT NELLY FURTADO)
Dust             Chasing                             Want           Tears            Feel             little            hold on                             hurts            convince                          else              Hold             forgive                               chance                               fire               
Let me 1 …………. you for the last time
It's the last 2 ………….. to feel again
But you broke me, now I can't 3………… anything

When I love you and so untrue
I can't even 4………… myself
When I'm speaking it's the voice of someone 5……………..
CHORUS
Oh, it 6……… me up
I tried to 7……………. but it hurts too much
I tried to 8……………… but it's not enough
To make it all okay
You can't play our broken strings
You can't feel anything
That your heart don't 9……………… to feel
I can't tell you something that ain't real
Oh, the truth 10……………… and lies worse
How can I give anymore
When I love you a 11……………… less than before?

Oh, what are we doing?
We are turning into 12………………
Playing house in the ruins of us

Running back through the 13……………….
When there's nothing left to say
It's like 14………………. the very last train
When it's too late, too late
CHORUS
Oh, it 6……… me up
I tried to 7……………. but it hurts too much
I tried to 8……………… but it's not enough
To make it all okay
You can't play our broken strings
You can't feel anything
That your heart don't 9……………… to feel
I can't tell you something that ain't real
Oh, the truth 10……………… and lies worse
How can I give anymore

But we're running through the 13……………………
When there's nothing left to say
It's like 14…………….. the very last train
When we both know it's too late, too late
CHORUS
Let me 1……………. you for the last time
It's the last 2……………… to feel again
1.        Identify the verbs with an irregular past. Write their three forms (infinitive, past simple and participle).
2.        Link the expressions with their meaning:
a.        TEAR UP,                                                               1.Continue, go on
b.         HOLD ON                                                              2. To break, destroy  
c.        TURN INTO                                            3. Surpass somewhere
d.        PLAY                                                      4. No words to say
e.         RUN THROUGH                                     5. Transform
  NOTHING LEFT TO SAY                         6. To pretend                                           




domingo, 17 de marzo de 2013

SAINT PATRICK, WHY IS IT CELEBRATED?

Who was Saint Patrick?

Why is he so important?
On 17th March, Irish people celebrate their day, due to Saint Patrick, who converted the Irish into Christianity in the island in the 5th century.  There are celebrations worldwide, wherever there is an Irish person. The typical colour is green, as it is related to Ireland.


HAVE GOT

As you already know, have is a semi-auxiliary verb which can be used to form the PERFECT TENSES.
AS a normal verb, it can have several meanings. The most typical one is POSSESSION (TENER)
But there are other, used mainly to describe actions and experiences.

How many can you translate into Spanish?


After that, you can check with the following activities in GOCONQUR


What is the difference between TO BE and HAVE GOT? Do the following quizz to find out: 


Finally, here you can find some more extra activities: 

NIVEL 1º DE ESO

martes, 12 de marzo de 2013

SHE WILL BE LOVED.


She will be loved                     Maroon five          



1. COMPLETE THE SONG WITH THE OPPOSITE OF THE ADJECTIVES IN BOLD
Beauty (1) king of (2) just eighteen
She had some (3) problem. with herself
He was (4)never  there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles
And wound up at your (5)entrance
I've had you so many times but somehow
I (6)want  (7)less
I don't ( 8) care spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
(9)search for for the (10)boy  with the broken (11)
Ask her if she (11) hates to stay a while
And she will be loved
She will be loved

Tap on my window knock on my (5) entrance
I want to make you feel (12)ugly
I know I tend to get so (13) confident
It doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along
My heart is (14) empty  and my door's always (15)closed
You can come anytime you want

I don't ( 8) care spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
(9)search for for the (10)boy  with the broken (11)
Ask her if she (11) hates to stay a while
And she will be loved
She will be loved

 And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

I (16) ignore where you hide
Alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
(17) returns  and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

I don't ( 8) care spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
(9)search for for the (10)boy  with the broken (11)
Ask her if she (11) hates to stay a while
And she will be loved
She will be loved




1. Write the synonyms of the following words and expressions

                       
problem

Search for

Don’t care

Just

Entrance

Wasting

Need

Returns


2. Write the opposites of the following words and expressions
Never

Close

King

Less

Hate

Ugly

Empty

Cry

Boy

Confident

Ignore






3. Find out the meaning of the following expressions:
-Pouring rain

4. What about the passive voice? Write the sentences in the active


 NOW, CHECK WITH THE KEY: 
I hope you enjoy it!!!