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we homeless did not start the “FIRE”   Leave a comment

 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”

Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”

Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, “Ben Hur”, space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, “Psycho”, Belgians in the Congo

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

“Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Posted March 16, 2017 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like the sound of your own voice?   1 comment

SOUND CARD

SOUND CARD (Photo credit: Cyberslayer)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sound’?
2) What are your favorite sounds?
3) Which sounds in English do you have problems with?
4) What’s the most annoying sound to wake up to?
5) What are the differences between a sound and a noise?
6) Can you walk around your house without making a sound?
7) Would you like to travel at the speed of sound?
8) Do you sound like your parents?
9) What’s the sound quality of your music player like?
10) Do you always like the sound effects when you watch a movie?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Do you like the sound of your own voice?
2) What do you think people study on a public relations course?
3) What sounds do you hear in bed at night?
4) Do you like the sound of the dentist’s drill?
5) Whose voice do you hate the sound of?
6) What do you think people originally thought of talkies – the first movies with sound?
7) Which do you think sounds better, digital sound or analogue sound?
8) What sounds from nature do you like most?
9) What three sounds would you choose as the main characters of a story?
10) Which sounds in your language do you think are difficult for foreigners?

 

Sound

Sound (Photo credit: ~fyrfli~)

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘organ transplants’?   Leave a comment

Schematic of a transplanted heart with native ...

Schematic of a transplanted heart with native lungs and the great vessels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘organ transplants’?
2) What organs can be transplanted?
3) What do you think of organ transplants?
4) What do you think of people who refuse organ transplants?
5) Do you think organ transplants will become much more common in the future?
6) Do you think body parts from animals will be used in organ transplants in the future?
7) Do you think brain transplants will be possible in the future?
8) Would you like to be a doctor who performs organ transplants?
9) Would you give up one of your kidneys or half of your liver to save the life of a friend?
10) What do you think of face transplants?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What do you know about organ transplants?
2) Would you allow the organs of a loved one to be transplanted?
3) Would you accept to have an animal’s heart if it could save your life?
4) What would you think if your government paid for a serial killer in prison to have an organ transplant?
5) Which of your organs would you want for organ transplants after you die?
6) Are you a different person if you have a heart transplant?
7) Would you like to see an organ transplant?
8) How worried would you be if your doctor said you needed an organ transplant?
9) What are the dangers of organ transplants?
10) If you could clone yourself to have a stock of body parts for future organ transplants, would you?