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Pobierz plik z darmową lekcją w PDF: Baby Jane – Rod Stewart (1983)

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

Baby Jane, Don’t leave me _____________ on the line

I knew you when you had no ___________ to talk to

Now you’re moving in _________________society[1]

Don’t forget, I know ________________about you

I used to think you ________________ on my side

But now I’m no ___________________ sure

I _______________ I knew what I know now before


CHORUS: When I _________ my heart again

I know it’s _________ last _______________

No one tell me ___________ or ___________

I know it’s ____________ last ____________


Baby Jane, don’t it _________ you feel sad

Just when I ____________ that we were ___________

You and I were so _______________ in ev’ry way

Don’t time _____when you’re loving and ___________

I’ve said ______________ so many times

the ___________ ain’t all that new

Optimism’s my best _____________

I’ll get _____________ without you



I won’t be that _________________again

I know it’s ______________ last forever

When I __________________ in love again

I ______________it’s gonna last forever


Baby Jane, I’ve _____________all I want to say

Go your ___ way, don’t think ____________ about me

‘____________ I’ve got ideas and plans of my own

So long ____________, I’ll miss you, believe me

The lesson learned was so hard to ___________

but I know that I’ll________________

I’m gonna take a good look at _________ and cry


[1] High society is the behavior and lifestyle of people with the highest levels of wealth and social status.

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

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

    1. This is a breakup song, with Baby Jane being the name of the singer’s romantic interest, who is also the addressee. And the way the situation reads is that she more or less dumped him or at least has moved into a ‘higher’ social class which he cannot follow. Or stated differently, it appears that she has attractive options to move on without him and has decided to do so. And the singer is heartbroken, even offended, as a result. But instead of asking her back or anything like that, he is rather taking it as a lesson learned. Indeed through such aforementioned actions on behalf of Baby Jane, he has come to realize that she has unfavorable characteristics which he was not aware of when their relationship began.  So in a way, he is actually glad that their romance has ended. And he is also optimistic that the next time he falls in love, it will be with his true soulmate. And this confidence is perhaps once again due to the fact that now, via his mistreatment at the hands of Baby Jane, he is wiser in terms of what to look out for in a partner.
    2. Baby Jane is a self-conscious gold-digging whore seducing and using the person from whom’s perspective Rod sings.

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

    1. ______________ lacking intelligence
    2. _______________ cause or allow (something, especially food or drink) to pass down the throat.
    3. _______________ the action of defending from or resisting attack. “methods of defence against this kind of attack” Similar: protection, shielding, safeguarding
    4. ________________ denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.
    5. ______________ feeling pleasure or happiness.
    6. _________________ a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner.
    7. ______________ the action of mistreating or fact of being mistreated; ill-treatment.
    8. ____________________ am not; are not; is not: “if it _______ broke, don’t fix it” has not; have not: “they ____________ got nothing to say”
    9. ________________ continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship.
    10. __________________ moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening, channel, or location).
    11. __________________ make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.
    12. _________ the person to whom something is addressed.
    13. _________________ a division of a society based on social and economic status.
    14. ______________________ a prostitute.
    15. _________________ entice (someone) into sexual activity.
    16. _____________ attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
    17. ___________________ to extract money or gifts from by coaxing or flattery why did you coax him, tease him
    18. __________________ (especially of an action or intention) deliberate and with full awareness, especially affectedly so.

    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.