Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 44. Stars (Les Miserables). Extra Listening











JAVERT (He is a police inspector who becomes, over the course of the novel, obsessively concerned with the pursuit and punishment of the escaped convict Jean Valjean.)

There, out in the (1)___________
A (2)__________ running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall (3)__________
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face
He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of (4)____________
Shall have their (5)___________
And if they fall as Lucifer fell
The (6)_________
The (7)_________!
Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the (8)_________
Silent and sure
Keeping (9)____________ the night (x2)
You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flames!
And so it must be
For so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who (10)__________ and those who fall
Must pay the price!
Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe (11)_____________
I will never rest
Till then, this I swear
This I swear by the stars!


KEY

There, out in the (1) darkness
A (2) fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall (3) yield (
to stop resisting something/somebody)
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face
He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of (4) the righteous (/
ˈraɪtʃəs/ morally right and good. E.g. a righteous God)
Shall have their (5) reward
And if they fall as Lucifer fell
The (6) flames
The (7) sword!
Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the (8) sentinels (
a soldier whose job is to guard something)
Silent and sure
Keeping (9) watch in the night (x 2)
You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flames!
And so it must be
For so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who (10) falter (
to become weaker or less effective) and those who fall
Must pay the price!
Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe (11) behind bars
I will never rest
Till then, this I swear
This I swear by the stars!



Vocabulary:
yield: to stop resisting something/ somebody; to agree to do something that you do not want to do. Synonym: give way. E.g. After a long siege, the town was forced to yield. Yield to something/ somebody E.g. He reluctantly yielded to their demands. I yielded to temptation and had a chocolate bar.

falter: /ˈfɔːltə(r)/ to become weaker or less effective. Synonym waver. E.g. The economy shows no signs of faltering. Her courage never faltered. 

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