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1) Video Analysis
2) Podcast / Vidcast
3) News Expressions
4) Song of the Day!
5) HPE FREE Lesson
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ANSWERS ??? ANSWERS

1) Today's Video Analysis

The so-called 'King of Pop' made a special announcement in London recently. Let's see what he had to say...

 

Q1) When was the video recorded? ???

   a) 3rd May, 2009
   b) 9th March, 2005
   c) 5th March, 2009

Q2) Complete this phrase: ???

   "I'll be ---------- --- songs -- ---- wanna ----."

Q3) How many times does he say 'This is it!' ???

   a) Once
   b) About three times
   c) About five times

Q4) Complete this phrase. What does he mean? ???

   "This is the final ------- ----."

Q5) Where does he love his fans from? ???

   a) the bottom of his stomach
   b) the bottom of his heart
   c) the bottom of his shoe


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 32 : 'Get the Message'

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Q1) Complete this summary of today's quote: ???

"Pain is giving us a -------. We need to take some ------. If we ---- doing something, or ----- doing something else, the ---- will go ----."

Q2) What do we call the day we play jokes on people? ???

   a) New Year's Day
   b) April Fool's Day
   c) Boxing Day

Q3) In a famous April Fool's Day joke, the BBC pretended that _______ grew on _______ in S_______! ???

   a) pasta / roofs / Sweden
   b) macaroni / sheep / Spain
   c) spaghetti / trees / Switzerland


3) Today's News Expressions

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

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Analysis: Crisis may build new order

The main task of the G-20 summit in London may be simply to avoid making things worse, political analyst Robin Oakley says, but it also gives voice to nations from Latin America to Asia, who are new to the top table of power brokers.

Can this G-20 summit prove to be anything more than group therapy for a bunch of fingernail-gnawing, troubled individuals? The prospects are not good.

Q1) Find words or expressions which mean:

   a) a new balance of power or influence ???
   b) offers a place to speak and give opinions ???
   c) people who negotiate and make important decisions for their countries ???

Q2) group therapy is generally... ???

   a) a time for politicians to discuss serious events together
   b) a place for people with similar personal problems to talk about them
   c) a modern management brainstorming technique to produce new ideas

Q3) Re-write this sentence in simple English: ???

'group therapy for a bunch of fingernail-gnawing, troubled individuals...'


4) Today's Song

Listen to this atmospheric Madonna classic and answer the question below.
 

Listen

 

Frozen ???
(by Madonna & Patrick Leonard)

You only hear what your ears want to hear
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open
???

You're so obsessed with how much you get
You waste your time with pain and regret
You're broken
When your heart's not open
???

Mmmmmm, if I could melt your head
Mmmmmm, we'd never be apart
Mmmmmm, sell yourself to me
Mmmmmm, you hold the key
???

Now there's no point in placing the shame
And you should know I hurt the same
If I lose you
My heart will be broken
???

Love is a pig, she needs to swim
Let all the hurt outside of you die
You're chilly
When your heart's not open
???

Mmmmmm, if I can melt your heart
Mmmmmm, we'd never be apart
Mmmmmm, give yourself to me
Mmmmmm, you hold the answer
???

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you need it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not happy
???

Mmmmmm, if I could melt your heart
Mmmmmm, we'd always be apart
Mmmmmm, give yourself to me
Mmmmmm, you take the key
???

Mmmmmm, if I could melt your heart
Mmmmmm, we'd never be alone
Mmmmmm, give yourself to her
Mmmmmm, you hold the key
???

If I could eat your heart
???

 

Some of the words
on the left are WRONG!

x   <===

For example:

'You're very hot'

'You're frozen'

 

Listen to the song
and try to hear
the correct words.

Click on the ??? to see
if you found them all!


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