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Sailing. By Rod Stewart. Section A: Bring me up to Speed. Use the words in the box to complete this paragraph. The first one has been done. * Born: 10 January  ...

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Sailing

By Rod Stewart

Section A: Bring me up to Speed Use the words in the box to complete this paragraph. The first one has been done.

* Born: 10 January 1945 * Birthplace: London, England began

abandoned

singer

eroded

music

successful

sounded

respected

Rod Stewart may have (1)

began

his career as a (2)

singer, yet that respect

(3)

as he got older, as he became more concerned with stardom than

(4)

. While he has recorded some terrible albums -- and he would admit that freely --

Stewart was once rock & roll's best interpretive (5)

as well as an accomplished

songwriter, creating a raw combination of folk, rock, blues, and country that like no other folk-rock or country-rock. Instead of finding the folk in rock, he

(6)

found how folk rocked like hell on its own. After Stewart became (7)

, he began to

lose the “rootsier” elements of his music, yet he remained a superb singer, even as he his own artistic path in favor of following pop trends.

(8)

Section B: Warm Up In small groups, answer the following questions.



What is a metaphor? Can you think of any?



What is the song about?



What are three things that you can achieve in life that will make you happy?



In life, there are ups and downs. What is some advice that can help us deal with all these changes?



What is the “secret” to having good relationships?

For more about Rod StewartCheck out: http://mondostoppops.blogspot.com/ © 2008 Steven Mondy

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Mondos ESL/EFL World Section C: Cloze Listening Listen to the song and fill in the missing words. I am sailing, I am sailing, home again (1)

the sea.

I am sailing, (2)

waters,

to be near you, to be (3)

.

I am flying, I am flying, like a bird 'cross the (4)

.

I am flying, (5)

high clouds,

to be with you, to be free. Can you hear me, can you hear me thro' the (6)

night, (7)

away,

I am dying, forever trying, to be with you, who can say. We are sailing, we are sailing, home again (8)

the sea.

We are sailing (9) to be near you, to be (10)

waters, .

Oh Lord, to be near you, to be (11)

.

Oh Lord, to be near you, to be (12)

,

Oh Lord. Section C: Cartoon Discuss your understanding of the following…

© 2008 Steven Mondy

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