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“Streets of London” ~ Ralph McTell

15 Feb

Stampa il testo riportato sotto e, ascoltando il brano, riempi gli spazi con i verbi mancanti nella forma giusta.

Per aiutarti (se serve), ho compilato una lista di alcuni dei verbi che mancano.
Puoi passarci sopra con il mouse per avere il significato.

La versione completa si trova in fondo all’articolo.
Non sbirciare prima di svolgere l’esercizio!

VERB LIST
to careto carryto changeto cryto fadeto hold (held)to keep (kept)to kickto last
to lead (led)to let (let)to lookto make (made)to say (said)to see (saw, seen)
to shine (shined/shone)to show (showed, shown)to sit (sat)to take (took, taken)
to talkto tell (told)to walkto wanderto wear (wore, worn)

Have you  _______  the old man in the closed down market

_______  up the paper with his worn out shoes?

In his eyes you  _______  no pride and  _______  loosely at his side

Yesterday’s paper  _______  yesterday’s news.

 

So how can you _______ me you’re lonely

And  _______  for you that the sun don’t  _______ ?

_______  me  _______  you by the hand

And  _______  you through the streets of London,

  _______  you something to  _______  you  _______  your mind.

 

Have you  _______  the old girl who  _______  the streets of London,

Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?

She’s no time for  _______  , she just  _______  right on  _______  ,

_______  her home in two carrier bags.

 

So how can you  _______  me you’re lonely

And  _______  for you that the sun don’t  _______?

_______  me  _______  you by the hand

And  _______  you through the streets of London,

  _______  you something to  _______  you  _______  your mind.

 

In the all night café at a quarter past eleven,

Same old man  _______  there on his own,

_______  at the world over the rim of his teacup,

Each tea  _______  an hour and he  _______  home alone.

 

So how can you _______ me you’re lonely

Don’t  _______  for you that the sun don’t  _______ ?

_______  me  _______  you by the hand

And  _______  you through the streets of London,

  _______  you something to  _______  you  _______  your mind.

 

Have you  _______  the old man outside the Seaman’s Mission

Memory  _______  with the medal ribbons that he  _______ ?

In our winter city the rain  _______  a little pity

For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn’t  _______  .

 

So how can you _______ me you’re lonely

And  _______  for you that the sun don’t  _______ ?

_______  me  _______  you by the hand

And  _______  you through the streets of London,

  _______  you something to  _______  you  _______  your mind.

 

Riesci a trovare un errore grammaticale tipico del dialetto londinese?


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Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market
Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride and hung loosely at his side
Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news

So how can you tell me you’re lonely,
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London,
Show you something to make you change your mind.

Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?
She’s no time for talking, she just keeps right on walking,
Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

So how can you tell me you’re lonely,
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London,
Show you something to make you change your mind.

In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven,
Same old man sitting there on his own,
Looking at the world over the rim of his teacup,
Each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone.

So how can you tell me you’re lonely,
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London,
Show you something to make you change your mind

Have you seen the old man outside the Seaman’s Mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears?
In our winter city, the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn’t care.

So how can you tell me you’re lonely,
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London,
Show you something to make you change your mind.


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6 commenti

Pubblicato da su 15 febbraio 2015 in fill the gaps, Inglese in azione, Palestra, read & listen, songs, video

 

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6 risposte a ““Streets of London” ~ Ralph McTell

  1. Marcella Crisafulli

    23 settembre 2015 at 21:07

    HI Tony, you are the best English teacher I have ever known . Bye Marcella

     
    • Tony Lawson

      24 settembre 2015 at 06:31

      Hi Marcella. Than you so much. That was a really lovely comment to receive on my birthday! 🙂

       
  2. douglas

    21 aprile 2015 at 19:38

    Tony..great stuff! one of my favourite songs, too, and I guess a great teaching resource! (have you thought of doing one with Jake Thackry?

     
    • Tony Lawson

      24 aprile 2015 at 19:14

      Hi Douglas, thanks for dropping in. No, I haven’t yet but will certainly bear him in mind.

       
  3. Mirella

    18 febbraio 2015 at 19:15

    I think the usual mistake from dialect of London is
    ‘and say for you that the sun don’t (doesn’t) shine?’
    Is it correct?

     
    • Tony Lawson

      18 febbraio 2015 at 19:29

      Exactly! It is typical of the London dialect (and ‘uneducated’ speech in general). Well done!

       

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