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Monday, 6th July, 2009
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1) Video Analysis
2) Podcast / Vidcast
3) News Expressions
4) Song of the Day!
5) HPE English Packs

ANSWERS ??? ANSWERS

1) Today's Video Analysis

President Obama has hidden talents. Watch this video to find out more...

 

Q1) Complete this sentence from the introduction to the video: ???

   "When we first got into _____ _____ there was this very _____ _____ that was _____ ..."

Q2) What is the president's first comment? ???

   "Hey! Get _____ _____!"

Q3) And the presenter says: ???

   "That's the most persistent fly _____ _____ _____!

Q4) After killing the fly, Obama calmly says: ???

   "Now, _____ _____ _____?

And now watch the Ninja version of the video!


Lots of Vidcasts & Podcasts to help you improve your English!2) Today's Podcast

Listen to the podcast and answer the questions.

Read the text on the
Mega Minute Blog

Blog : Podcast 37 : 'Never Found Out'

  [Listen to the podcast] 

Q1) According to the quotation, what do we reveal when we are alone? ???

   a) Our real desires
   b) Our real underwear
   c) Our real character

Q3) What did a man walk with on his head for 130 km? ???

   a) A little water
   b) A milk bottle
   c) A silk frock

Q3) How many cockroaches did Ken Edwards eat in one minute? ???

   a) there were seven
   b) thirty seven
   c) good heavens!


3) Today's News Expressions

Listen and repeat
to be staggered to concede
to break a record to reach a milestone
to come through to dig deep

Listen to and read this news story from the BBC and answer the questions.

Slow
Version
Fast
Version


Federer staggered after 15th Slam

Roger Federer conceded he had surprised himself by breaking Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

The 27-year-old reached the milestone of 15 by winning a marathon Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick on Sunday.

"It's staggering that I've been able to play so well for so many years, staying injury free," said Federer, who came through 16-14 in the final set.

"For me to be the player I am now, I'm surprised. I didn't expect it. I never thought I could be this consistent."

Federer, 27, will now return to the top of the world rankings ahead of Nadal.

But he had to dig deep against an in-form Roddick, who had four points for a two-set lead and then battled back to force an epic fifth set as the match became the longest men's singles final ever in terms of games played.

Q1) Find expressions which mean...

   a) to arrive at a very significant or important point ???
   b) to succeed after a very difficult test or experience ???
   c) to be very surprised or shocked ???
   d) to admit, to accept as true ???
   e) to make an extreme effort in a difficult situation ???
   f) to do something better or more than anyone has ever done before ???

Q2) True or False?

   a) Federer has now won 14 Grand Slam tennis titles. ???
   b) The Swiss is now the greatest marathon runner of all time. ???
   c) Roger Federer always knew he would be the greatest player of all time. ???


4) Today's Song

The moment of Michael Jackson's funeral is perhaps now, as you read this lesson. If so, or even if not, enjoy this truly beautiful song from the one they called the King of Pop.

Listen

And check out my painting below, after the exercise. It's quite similar to this illustration, isn't it?

 

 

Heal the World  (Part.1)  (Part.2)
(by Michael Jackson)

The last word of each line has been put at the beginning of the verse.

Sing the song (if you want!) and put the words back in the right place.

Click on the ??? to see
the correct order. Happy singing!


spoken:
Think about the generations and to say we want to make it a better world for our children and our children's children. So that they know it's a better world for them; and think if they can make it a better place.

feel / sorrow / living / much / place / try
cry / love /there /  heart / tomorrow
There's a place in your ____
And I know that it is ____
And this place could be ____
Brighter than ____
And if you really ____
You'll find there's no need to ____
In this place you'll ____
There's no hurt or ____
There are ways to get ____
If you care enough for the ____
Make a little space, make a better ____
???

me / place / living / race /world /  dying / for
Heal the ____
Make it a better ____
For you and for me and the entire human ____
There are people ____
If you care enough for the ____
Make a better place ____
You and for ____
???

giving / dread / living / always / lie / growing
strong / why / see / feel / world
If you want to know ____
There's a love that cannot ____
Love is ____
It only cares for joyful ____
If we try we shall ____
In this bliss we cannot ____
Fear or ____
We stop existing and start ____
Then it feels that ____
Love's enough for us ____
Make a better world, make a better ____
???

 dying / for / race / world / living / me / place
Heal the ____
Make it a better ____
For you and for me and the entire human ____
There are people ____
If you care enough for the ____
Make a better place ____
You and for ____
???

 heavenly / face / in / grace / life / soul / glow / in
And the dream we were conceived ____
Will reveal a joyful ____
And the world we once believed ____
Will shine again in ____
Then why do we keep strangling ____
Wound this earth, crucify it's ____
Though it's plain to see, this world is ____
Be God's ____
???

die / plowshares / there / living / feel
fear / turn /high / tears / brothers / place
We could fly so ____
Let our spirits never ____
In my heart I ____
You are all my ____
Create a world with no ____
Together we'll cry happy ____
See the nations ____
Their swords into ____
We could really get ____
If you cared enough for the ____
Make a little space to make a better ____
???

race / place / world / living / for / me / dying
Heal the ____
Make it a better ____
For you and for me and the entire human ____
There are people ____
If you care enough for the ____
Make a better place ____
You and for ____
???

There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.

You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children

 

         


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