Zadanie 0. Wydrukuj plik PDF, który znajdziesz pod tym linkiem, lub kontynuuj on-line.

Pobierz plik z darmową lekcją w PDF: Michael Jackson – Who Is It (1991)

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

I gave her ______________

I gave her ______________

I gave her everything

Inside one ___________________ could find

I gave her ____________________

My very soul

I gave her promises

And secrets so ______________

And she promised me_____________________

And a day we’d live as ___________________

We made our ___________________________

We’d live a life anew

And she promised me in ________________

That she’d love me for all the time

It’s a promise so _________________

Tell me what will I do ?

And it doesn’t seem to ________________

And it doesn’t seem___________________

‘Cause the will has brought no fortune

Still I cry ________________________ at night

Don’t you judge of my ________________

‘Cause I’m _______________________ to myself

And the ___________________  why she left me

Did she find someone else ?

 (Who is it ?)

Is it a_____________________________ of mine

Is it my _________________________________?

Somebody hurt my _______________________

I can’t take this____________________ no more

I am the damned

I am the _____________________________

I am the _________________  inside

The _____________________ head

This is ____________________

Woe unto thee

I pray this ________________

Would have_______________ on me

And she promised me ____________________

That we’d live our life as __________________

We made our vows

We’d live a love so _______________________

It seems that she has left me

For such reasons________________________

I need to find the ________________________

But see what will I do ?

And it doesn’t seem to ________________

And it doesn’t seem___________________

‘Cause the will has brought no fortune

Still I cry ________________________ at night

Don’t you judge of my ________________

‘Cause I’m ________________________ everyday

And she didn’t leave a______________________

She just up and ran away

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

letter, money, injustice, secret, soul, punishment, heart, right, time, unexplained, brother, True, alone, dead, forever, vows, untold, composure, friend, agony, lying, passion, untrue, matter, reason, stuff, bothered, one, dying, mercy, truth,

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

  • It’s pretty obvious that he’s singing about the same girl from ‘Dirty Diana’, and in the music video it was hinted that the girl’s name is Diana. But ‘Diana’ is not mere metaphor or fiction, he’s actually making jabs at Diana Ross, his ‘mother-lover-sister’ that he claimed her to be in his autobiography. See, in the song, he’s singing about a girl who left him to be with someone else, and he’s upset that he doesn’t even know who is the guy she left him for. Think back to 1979 – 1985, where Diana just broke off from Silberstein, and she got awfully close with Michael during that period. They went to Oscar dates together, hung out in clubs together, did intimate photoshoots together, and even spent nights together during the filming of the ‘Wiz’. Michael wrote a few songs for her albums during this period, too. In an interview, Michael boldly insinuated that the person he wants to marry is Diana Ross, but nobody took him seriously because they just thought that it was just idolization from Michael’s part, sort of a cute crush or something. Then suddenly, in 1986 Diana announced that she was getting married to Arnes Naess. Michael was upset, he admitted in his Moonwalk autobiography that he was jealous of her new husband because he has never even met the guy before, and he refused to attend her wedding nor wanted her to collaborate on a song called ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ and even turned down Diana’s invitation to appear on her show. A year later, ‘Bad’ is released and it featured a song called ‘Dirty Diana’, most probably ‘dedicated’ to Diana Ross as a way to get back at her. In the Glenda tapes, where MJ had his phone conversation with a friend wiretapped without either of them knowing (you can find the audio tracks on Youtube — called MJ secret phone conversations), he told his friend that an ‘older woman’ used him and was fooling around with other men behind his back. He also mentioned that it took him years to get over Diana, and this was right before Dangerous was released so the timing for the song “Who Is It” makes sense. Actually, if you match the lyrics of ‘Who Is It?’ with Michael’s rumored affair with Diana, everything fits together. There’s no metaphor or groupies or whatever. It’s a straightfoward song about ‘Diana’ (Ross) breaking his heart, that’s all.

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

1._______________  suggest or hint (sth. bad) in an indirect and unpleasant way.
2. _______________ in a confident and courageous way; showing a willingness to take risks.
3. __________ the action of regarding sth. as perfect or better than in reality.
4. _________ to secretly listen to people by connecting a listening device to their phone
5. _________ a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth; gossip
6._____________was a originally a form of curse meaning “May bad things happen to <sb>!
7. ___________ (in Christian belief) condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell.
8.__________________ solemnly promise to do a specified thing
9. _______________ the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself
10.__________ used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.
11._____________ poke roughly or quickly, especially with something sharp or pointed.
12. _________________ suggest or indicate something indirectly or covertly.
13._____________ – a young woman who regularly follows a pop group or other celebrity, especially in the hope of having a sexual relationship with them.
14.___________ – in a new or different and typically more positive way.
15._____________ –  concerned about something.
16. _____________  extreme physical or mental suffering

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.

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