Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 92. Bob Dylan: The Times They Are a-Changin'. Extra Listening






The Times They Are a-Changin'Bob Dylan
This song was a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the moment.
Listen to the song and fill in the gaps:

Come ________________ people
Wherever you _________________
And admit that the waters
Around you have ______________________
And accept it that soon
You'll be ____________________ to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth saving
You’d better start swimming
Or you'll _______________ like a stone
For the times they are a-changing.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your_______________
And keep your eyes wide
The _____________ won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the ____________ is still in spin
And there's no telling who
That it's naming.
For the ___________ now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changing.

Come senators, congressmen
Please ___________________ the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that _______________________
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside it’s __________________.
It'll soon shake your windows
And _____________________ your walls
For the times they are a-changing.

Come mothers and fathers
___________________ the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your ________________
Your old _______________ is
Rapidly aging.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't __________________ your hand
For the times they are a-changing.

The line it is ________________
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The ______________ is
Rapidly _____________________.
As the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changing.


KEY

Come gather round people



Wherever you roam
Roam:/rəʊm/ to walk or travel around an area without any definite aim or direction. Wander
And admit that the waters


Around you have grown
And accept it that soon



You'll be drenched to the bone.
Drench: to make sb/sth completely wet. Soak
If your time to you
Is worth saving
You’d better start swimming



Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changing.

Come writers and critics



Who prophesize with your pen
Prophesize: prophesy: to say what will happen in the future
And keep your eyes wide



The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon



For the wheel's still in spin
Spin: a very fast turning movement
And there's no telling who
That it's naming.
Name: to choose sb for a job or position. Nominate


For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changing.

Come senators, congressmen



Please heed the call
Heed: to pay careful attention to sb’s advice or warning
Don't stand in the doorway
Doorway: an opening into a building or a room, where the door is.
Don't block up the hall
Block up: to completely fill a hole or an opening and so prevent anything from passing through it


For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
Stall: to stop making progress



There's a battle outside it’s raging.
Rage: to show that you are very angry about sth or with sb, especially by shouting. To continue in a violent way
It'll soon shake your windows



And rattle your walls
Rattle: to make a series of short loud sounds when hitting against sth hard; to make sth do this. Sp. Repiquetear.
For the times they are a-changing.

Come mothers and fathers



Throughout the land
Throughout: in or into every part of sth
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters



Are beyond your command
Command: order


Your old road is
Rapidly aging.
Please get out of the new one



If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changing.



The line it is drawn
draw a line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
The curse it is cast
Curse: a word or phrase that has a magic power to make sth bad happen. Sp. Maldición
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past



The order is



Rapidly fading.
Fade: to disappear gradually
As the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changing.

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