September 20, 2012
Here’s the video of Summer Nights that we listened to in class. This video has the lyrics so you can sing along in the privacy of your own home – go on, now you can really pretend you are John Travolta or Olivia Newton John, and do the ‘walla walla walla’ dance. Can you see any difference between the lyrics on the photocopy and the ones on the video. I found 2 different verbs. So don’t worry if you didn’t hear the verbs in class – some people hear one verb, others hear another! Enjoy the song.
October 15, 2011
Having heard what good voices you have, here are two videos for you to sing along to. The first is the song we sang in class, The Winner Takes it All’ and the second is ‘Waterloo’. So get out your platform shoes and silver spray-on trousers, and in the privacy of your own home, give it all you’ve got!
And do you remember the film ‘Mamma Mia’? This film is based on the songs of Abba with Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan as the lead couple. In this scene, Meryl Streep sings ‘The Winner Takes it All’. Can you find the differences between the film version and the original version? Answer in class next week.
Finally for those diehard fans, click here for the link to the International Abba Fan Club website…
March 27, 2011
Here are two songs from our English lessons.
Last week we sang ‘It don’t impress me much!’ Here’s the video of the singer Shania Twain peforming it live so you can sing along in the comfort of your own home.
Can you find the photocopy of the song ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ by the Kinks, which we didn’t have time to do in class? Here’s the song. Try to fill in the gaps and then after the video below, check the answers. Of course, don’t forget to sing!
Answers: (loud, square, boutiques, trends, flower, tight, stripes, his best, butterfly):
March 23, 2011
Given these days’ news, I’d bet nobody would believe me if I said that I had already thought about this article some weeks ago due to one of the lessons in the book for Advance Level 2. But those news are just one more proof of the title. Continue reading
November 19, 2010
Are there aliens in New York?
Image taken from here
There are aliens there, but they don’t come from the outer space. Well, who knows, ha ha ha!
As an exercise for illustrating stereotypes, the Advanced Level class book includes the song “Englishman in New York” by Sting.
Could you imagine what would happen if the song talked about a Jamaican man there? Well, Shinehead answers the question singing “Jamaican in New York”:
Even Mecano, the Spanish group from the eighties, imagined a Spanish man there: “No hay marcha en Nueva York”, ha ha ha!
Both songs even include saxophone solos. Curious, isn’t it?
Do you know any other similar song? If so, don’t hesitate and let us know, please!