Lekcja #21  Jump – The Pointer Sisters (1983)

Lekcja #21 Jump – The Pointer Sisters (1983)

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

Your__________ tell me how you ___________ me
I can ___________ it in your heart beat
I know you like what you ________________
Hold me, I’ll ____________ all that you need
Wrap your love _____________me
You’re so ____________, I can feel you
Getting hotter, oh baby

I’ll take you down, I’ll take you down
Where no one’s ever gone _______________
And if you want more, if you want more, more, more, then

CHORUS: Jump for my love
                                               Jump in and _______ my touch
Jump if you want to____________ my kisses
In the night then

Jump, jump for my love
Jump, I know my ________ can make you ____________
Jump in, you know these ______________
Can feel you up
Jump, you want to _____________ my kisses
In the night then
Jump, jump for my love


You told me, I’m the only __________ for you
____________ does you like I do
Then ____________ a move before you try and
Go much farther, oh baby
You are the one, you are the one
And ___________ waits here at my door
And if you want more,
If you want more, more, more then

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

feel, taste (2x), heart, woman, heaven, happy, arms, want, feel, give, around, before, excited, eyes, see, Nobody, make

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

  • A hit in the summer of 1984, this energetic love song got a nice boost[1] from the 1984 Summer Olympics, which were held in Los Angeles. The video showed various leaping athletes competing in events like the long jump, high jump and triple jump.
  • The Pointer Sisters made some of the most popular soul dance records of the first half of the 1980s. The lead singer on many of their most dynamic performances was June Pointer, the youngest of the four sisters, who has died of cancer aged 52.

She was born in Oakland, California, the youngest of six children. Her parents were ministers[2] of the West Oakland Church of God where their offspring sang in the choir, but at home they enforced a strict ban on dancing, listening to the radio and secular music. Nevertheless, the children would wait till their parents left the house and, as June told an interviewer in 1981, “get in the back room and beat pie pans with spoons, making that rhythm and jamming together”.

The punishment for doing what Elton Pointer called “the devil’s work” was a whipping[3]. Despite (or because of) this, June and her sister Bonnie began to perform in the nightclubs of San Francisco in the late 1960s.

The Pointers “weren’t the typical black women singers. They were very independent-minded and they shopped at thrift[4] shops and had a whole ’40s look”. That look, with floral dresses, feather boas and wide-brimmed[5] hats brought frequent television appearances.

Throughout her career, June had been a heavy user of drugs and alcohol and in 2000 she told People magazine that drugs had been part of her life since the age of 13 and in the mid-1970s she had suffered a nervous breakdown. At the time of the interview, June had conquered her addiction but soon relapsed and was expelled from the group in 2003. Her replacement was Ruth’s daughter Issa.

Subsequently, June was arrested for drug possession and assault on her boyfriend. She was sentenced to 18 months in rehab last year, but in February she suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with the cancer that killed her. She is survived by her mother, her sisters and two brothers.


[1] help or encourage (something) to increase or improve.

[2] a member of the clergy, especially in the Presbyterian and Nonconformist Churches.

[3] a thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement.

[4] the quality of using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.

[5] fill something so completely that it almost overflows.

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

1. __________________ different from one another; of different kinds or sorts.
2. _______________ a person’s child or children.
3. ________________ jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force.
4. _______________ (of a sick or injured person) deteriorate after a period of improvement.
5. _______________ officially make (someone) leave a school or other organization.
6. ________________ make a physical attack on.
7. _______________ a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependence, typically at a residential facility.
8. ________________ compel observance of or compliance with (a law, rule, or obligation).
9. _______________ officially prevent (someone) from doing something.
10. ___________________ in spite of that; notwithstanding; all the same.
11. ______________ improvise with other musicians, especially in jazz or blues.
12. ________________ the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence.

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.