Posts Tagged ‘songs’

“Suspicious minds” (Elvis Presley)

8 June 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Suspicious Minds

Elvis Presley

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We’re caught in a trap

I can’t walk out

Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see

What you’re doing to me

When you don’t believe a word I say?

We can’t go on together

With suspicious minds

And we can’t build our dreams

On suspicious minds

(…)

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Lyrics

https://tinyurl.com/y5wme6us

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Precious (Depeche Mode)

10 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

{Dave Gahan, soloist of DM}

 

Precious is my favourite song of Depeche Mode

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 [Depeche Mode, Barcelona]

Precious

Depeche Mode

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Precious and fragile things

Need special handling

My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share

The tenderest of care

Now look what we have put You through

Things get damaged

Things get broken

I thought we’d manage

But words left unspoken

Left us so brittle

There was so little left to give

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Lyrics (Precious, Martin Gore)

https://tinyurl.com/y99mv7ev

How to become an excellent English speaker

29 September 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(José Mourinho)

 

.watch youtube videos

.listen to BBC podcasts (almost every day)

.read novels and short stories

.overuse dictionaries

.have a look at lots of newspapers (the Independent, the Daily Mail)

.get involved in social links (facebook, twitter, imgur)

.enjoy songs & lyrics

.stay in the UK for long periods of time

.be a kind of radio listener of euronews (*smartphone user)

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http://www.euronews.com/live

Caroline Says II (Lou Reed)

30 November 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Caroline Says II

Lou Reed

Caroline says

as she gets up off the floor

Why is it that you beat me

it isn’t any fun

 

Caroline says

as she makes up her eyes

You ought to learn more about yourself

think more than just I

 

But she’s not afraid to die

all her friends call her “Alaska”

When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her

What is in her mind

what is in her mind

 

Caroline says

as she gets up from the floor

You can hit me all you want to

but I don’t love you anymore

 

Caroline says

while biting her lip

Life is meant to be more than this

and this is a bum trip

 

But she’s not afraid to die

all her friends call her “Alaska”

When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her

What is in her mind

what is in her mind

 

She put her fist through the window pane

It was such a funny feeling

It’s so cold in Alaska

it’s so cold in Alaska

It’s so cold in Alaska

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Juliet Capulet

12 February 2016

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[photograph seen on @Pinterest]

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She Walks in Beauty

by LORD BYRON

“She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

 

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!”

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I like

22 July 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

(All Access Pass, Melanie´s blog´s photo )

Some ideas to get your students involved in class.

 

1/ write one sentence on the blackboard

[One student starts a dialogue with this sentence. A second student must follow the dialogue spontaneously. –Someone in the class plays the role of secretary and takes notes of everything these students say]

 

2/ show students a photograph or a cartoon and ask them to jot down some notes on their notebooks describing it

 

3/ a couple of students copy several revision exercises on the board

[The blackboard is divided in 2 parts to go faster. Exercises must be of the kind “fill in the missing information”, basics, meanings, transformation of verbal tenses in sentences, write these numbers, put the nouns in plural, look for the opposite forms, etcetera]

 

4/ ask everyone to draw anything in their notebooks : a mug of tea, an umbrella or whatever you suggest [Have a look at the best ones and show the best to the class making clear which is which]

 

5/ provide hand outs with the lyrics of songs unfinished (fill in the blanks activity) and play the song on the CD player twice or three times until they get the blanks filled. Then, get a Spanish translation of the song

 

6/ ask students to write short notes of around 50 words about any current topic such as Twitter, London Olympic Games 2012, etcetera ; or even simpler and easier, what are you doing this evening? do you have much homework to do?are you for mobile phones?

 

7/ do short dictations

 

8/ ask your students to copy English paragraphs and, using a bilingual dictionary, to do a Spanish translation

 

9/ read texts aloud about the English culture and traditions

 

10/ ask students to send you lots of stuff for the English language “moodle” tool

 

 

Adele´s love song (“Someone like you”)

7 January 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

(Adele Laurie Blue Adkins)

A good thing to do for learning a foreign language is listening to songs sung by native speakers. On this occasion the speaker sings like a bird. What she sings, I mean, the core of lyrics is beautiful as well.

 SOMEONE LIKE YOU

I heard that you’re settled down,

That you found a girl and you’re married now,

I heard that your dreams came true,

Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you,

Old friend, why are you so shy?

Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light,

 

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,

But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it,

I had hoped you’d see my face,

And that you’d be reminded that for me it isn’t over,

 

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you,

I wish nothing but the best for you, too,

Don’t forget me, I beg,

I remember you said,

“Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead,”

Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah,

 

You know how the time flies,

Only yesterday was the time of our lives,

We were born and raised in a summer haze,

Bound by the surprise of our glory days,

 

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,

But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it,

I had hoped you’d see my face,

And that you’d be reminded that for me it isn’t over,

 

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you,

I wish nothing but the best for you, too,

Don’t forget me, I beg,

I remember you said,

“Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead,”

 

Nothing compares,

No worries or cares,

Regrets and mistakes, they’re memories made,

Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

 

Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you,

I wish nothing but the best for you,

Don’t forget me, I beg,

I remember you said,

“Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead,”

 

Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you,

I wish nothing but the best for you, too,

Don’t forget me, I beg,

I remember you said,

“Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead,”

Sometimes it lasts in love,

But sometimes it hurts instead.

Pseudónimos e identidades

8 April 2011

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

George Gina, Allen Grey y Emilio F. Effe tienen la misma alma y un único cuerpo, al igual que el autor de “Fast Food memories of Winesburg” (Edmund Allwright) y quien escribió “My life as a piano player”. El poeta internauta y blogger que escribe tweets en inglés y español, que hace RT de modo abundante y que mide sus caracteres colecciona pseudónimos, pero no identidades.

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The Smiths

Reel around the fountain

It’s time the tale were told

Of how you took a child

And you made him old

It’s time the tale were told

Of how you took a child

And you made him old

You made him old

Reel around the fountain

Slap me on the patio

I’ll take it now

Oh …

Fifteen minutes with you

Well, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people said that you were virtually dead

And they were so wrong

Fifteen minutes with you

Oh, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people said that you were easily led

And they were half-right

They … they were half-right, oh

It’s time the tale were told

Of how you took a child

And you made him old

It’s time that the tale were told

Of how you took a child

And you made him old

You made him old

Reel around the fountain

Slap me on the patio

I’ll take it now

Oh …

Fifteen minutes with you

Oh, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people see no worth in you

Oh, but I do.

Fifteen minutes with you

Oh, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people see no worth in you

I do.

Oh, oh, I do

Oh …

I dreamt about you last night

And I fell out of bed twice

You can pin and mount me like a butterfly

But “take me to the haven of your bed”

Was something that you never said

Two lumps, please

You’re the bee’s knees

But so am I

Meet me at the fountain

Shove me on the patio

I’ll take it slowly

Oh …

Fifteen minutes with you

Oh, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people see no worth in you

Oh, but I do.

Fifteen minutes with you

Oh, I wouldn’t say no

Oh, people see no worth in you

Oh, I do.

I … oh, I do

Oh, I do

Oh, I do


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