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Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

I loved you in the _________, our kisses ________ and warm
Your hair upon the ______ like a sleepy golden ________
Yes, many loved ___________ us, I know that we are not _____
In city and in _________ they smiled like me and you

But now it’s come to __________ and both of us must________
Your eyes are soft with _____________
Hey, that’s no way to say ___________


I’m not looking for _________ as I ____________ in my time
Walk me to the __________, our steps will always rhyme
You know my love ______ with you as your love stays with me
It’s just the way it __________, like the ________ and the sea

CHORUS: But let’s not talk of love or _______ and things we can’t ___________
Your eyes are soft with _____________
Hey, that’s no way to say _____________

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

corner, changes, chains, morning, pillow, storm, forest, deep, before, distances, sorrow, another, wander, goes, untie, goodbye, new, try, shoreline

Zadanie 3. Przeczytaj komentarze. Czy zgadzasz się z nimi?

  • This song arises from an over-used bed in the Penn Terminal Hotel in 1966. It’s a very sinister The room is too hot. The radiator wouldn’t stop hissing. The faucet wouldn’t stop its mythological drip into the destroying porcelain sink. I can’t open the windows. I am in the midst of a bitter quarrel with a blonde woman. The song is half-written in pencil but it protects us as we manoeuvre, each of us, for unconditional victory. I am in the wrong room. I was with the wrong woman as usual. But as your Eastern physicians, Eastern metaphysicians know, just as from the darkest mud blooms the whitest lotus, so from the brownest hotel room you occasionally get a good song.
  • I think it’s about a love that can’t be, meeting someone at a point in your life when a relationship isn’t possible. For me, it’s about an affair.
  • About Leonard Cohen (interview in Warsaw): I grew up in Montreal,in Canada.It is a very wide and beautiful country. I come from a very curious city where there are many influences operating: European, French, English, Jewish, Ukranian, German, Polish, Hungarian. I can’t begin to name all of the influences that i grew up around.And always there was the symbol of the church.We were Jews. We had a very ambiguous feeling about the Church because we knew the History of the church and we knew the History of the Jews.It is a curious thing friends that i found myself at this moment in the country where the greatest destruction of the Jewry occured. I have no thoughts about it. I have feelings that cannot be spoken. It has nothing to do with you. It has nothing to do with me.It is some matter between our great grand-parents,your great grand-parents and my great grand-parents. I have no judgment. My song has no flag, my song has no party,my song has no border. It is for men of good will, everywhere. But let us forget these heavy matters for a moment and return to my dismal adolescence in Montreal.

Zadanie 3. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

1._____________ the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
2.____________________ giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
3.___________________ the fact or process of taking carefully planned or cunning action.
4._________________ eager to know or learn something.
5._____________ open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning.
6.______________ causing a mood of gloom or depression.
7.________________ make a sharp sibilant sound as of the letter s.
8.______________ /ˈfɔːsɪt/ a tap.
9._____________ soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.
10._______________ Greek mythology: a plant whose fruit induced a dreamy forgetfulness and an unwillingness to leave; the flower of the sacred lotus as a symbol in Asian art and religion.
11._______________ a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty; the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour.
12.__________ a line separating two countries, administrative divisions, or other areas.
13.______________ a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham.
14._____________ relating to, associated with, or denoting Jewish people or Judaism.
15._____________ the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult.
16._______________ a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others.
17.___________ undo or unfasten (sth that is tied up).
18._________ move slowly away from a fixed point or place.; be unfaithful to one’s regular sexual partner.
19._______________ let fall or be so wet as to shed small drops of liquid.
20.___________ happen; take place.
21._____________ _______________ a surrender in which no guarantees are given to the surrendering party
22.______________ a heated argument or disagreement, typically about a trivial issue and between people who are usually on good term

Zadanie 4. Posłuchaj piosenki jeszcze raz zastanawiając się: o czym ona jest? Możesz teraz zauważyć, na ile twoje pierwsze wrażenie po odsłuchaniu piosenki były słuszne.

Jeśli piosenka ci się podoba, możesz nauczyć się jej na pamięć i śpiewać razem z nagraniem. Oczywiście po angielsku! Chcesz zanurzyć się w języku i szybko nauczyć się angielskiego!