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

It’s a kind of magic (2x)

A kind of magic – no way

One ________________, one_______________, one _______________

One goal, one ________ ____________ of what should be[1]

It’s a kind of magic

One shaft of __________ that shows the ______________

No ___________ man can win this day[2]

It’s a kind of magic

The ___________  that rings inside your mind

Is challenging the ________ ____ _____________

It’s a kind of magic

The waiting seems _______________

The day will dawn of _________________

Ooh ooh ooh ooh

___________  this a kind of magic?

It’s a kind of magic

There can be _______ _____________

This ________  that lasts a thousand years

Will __________ be done

This _____________ that burns inside of me

I’m hearing ______________  harmonies

It’s a kind of magic

The ___________  that rings inside your mind

Is challenging the ________ ____ _____________


[1] This is talking about the soul transcending from the body, to see what heaven/afterlife will be like

[2] This is talking about the light leading to the afterlife… reaching it means you are mortal and will cease to exist

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

rage, sanity, dream, prize, light, doors of time, eternity, golden glance, flame, soul, way, mortal, bell, only one, is, soon, secret,

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

  1. The idea for the song came from a scene in the Highlander movie, when Connor McLeod get’s shot by a German soldier, while he’s holding a little girl Rachel (who became his assisten later on), so he falls down,but he isn’t death and the girl askes him “why didn’t you die” he reply’s “hey, It’s a kind of magic”
  2. This song talks about something we all have inside (the bell that rings inside your mind), some sort of inherent magical sense (I´m hearing secret harmonies), that lets us know that things could be better, and that it’s up to us (a golden glance of what should be). It could be seen as some sort of divine illumiantion, the feeling that makes you see that there is something greater, something eternal (lasts a thousand years, challenges the doors of time, the waiting seems eternity), that kind of sets the order of things, and through connecting with this kind of magic, you could have a glimpse of what should be. It also is optimistic since it says that rage will soon be done, and the day will dawn os sanity when the eternal wait ands.
  3. Highlander is a 1986 fantasy action-adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. The film chronicles the climax of an ages-old war between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present-day storylines.

Zadanie 4. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

  1. __________________ (of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death.
  2. _____________________ a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement.
  3. _____________________ a hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire.
  4. _____________________ the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health.
  5. ____________________ violent uncontrollable anger.
  6. ______________________ infinite or unending time.
  7. ____________________ a ray of light or bolt of lightning.
  8. _______________________ take a brief or hurried look.
  9. ___________________ the most intense, exciting, or important point of something; the culmination.
  10. _________________________ come or bring to an end.
  11. ___________________ a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
  12. _____________ an inhabitant of the Highlands of Scotland.
  13. ______________ _________________ the process of human thought needs to be aided by divine grace.
  14. _______________ see or perceive briefly or partially.
  15. __________________________ the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health.
  16. _________________ blend closely.
  17. ______________________ too powerful to be defeated or overcome.
  18. ____________________ a catchphrase or slogan, especially as used in advertising, or the punchline of a joke.
  19. ________________ anger or aggression associated with conflict arising from a particular situation.

Zadanie 5. Posłuchaj piosenki jeszcze raz zastanawiając się: o czym ona jest? Możesz teraz zauważyć, na ile twoje pierwsze wrażenie po odsłuchaniu piosenki były słuszne.