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Sunday, February 24, 2013

SOMEWHERE...

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

                                                        Photo by Angelina Atencia

Even at difficult times, there is a reason to smile.
Because there is always "somewhere"
where dreams come true.


Let me show you a video
of a friend of mine from Salamanca.

BEFORE watching the video
... some Guessing:

Have a look at the image (of the video) and answer the following questions:

1. Where are the people?
2. Who are the people?
3. Do they know each other?
4. How do they feel?

After that you can watch part of the video (until 0:35) to check your answers,
and then  5. Predict what will happen next.

Now Watch the video
and 6. compare your opinions with what you see in the video.

 I hope you like it!




After watching the video answer the following questions:
7. What adjectives would you use to describe the video?
8. Does the video transmit any message? (If so, reason your opinion.)

***
After this introduction,
 you can watch the video of a well-known version of that song,
 "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW",
by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole.



After watching this version of the song,
try to complete the following tasks:

 Jumbled Lines:
* Put the first (8) lines of the song into the correct order:

... Dreams really do come true
... Way up high
... Bluebird fly
.. .And the dreams that you dreamed of
... And the dreams that you dreamed of
... Once in a lullaby 
... Somewhere over the rainbow
... Oh somewhere over the rainbow
(...)
SELF-CORRECTION.-
*You can check the Lyrics of the song here.

 Reading Comprehension:
* Read the lyrics of the song and complete the following sentences:

The song "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW"
transmit a message of ...

a) LOVE                 b) FREDOOM             c) HOPE

*Complete the famous English idiom with the previous word:
"While there is life there is ...".
( Do you know the Spanish equivalent? )

***

DID YOU KNOW THAT...?

The song "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW"
became famous thanks to the cinema in 1939,
by means of an American fantasy adventure film.

The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards.
And It won the Award "Best Original Song" for
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

You can watch the original version of the song
on the following video, sung by Judy Garland on that film.



Do you know the name of that film?
Choose the correct title:

a) Star Wars
b) Gone with the wind
c) King Kong
d) ET
e) The Wizard of Oz
f) Schindler's list

SELF-CORRECTION.-
*You can check the title of the film here.

***
Just to finish,
Remember one thing:

There is always "somewhere"
where dreams come true....
...
... "Somewhere over the Rainbow".
.

3 comments:

  1. Lovely flashmob video with a message of hope much needed in these times of crisis. At least for a little while made ​​them forget they were the tail inem or at least took out a smile and made the wait more pleasant.

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  2. You are right, Sandra.
    A "lovely message of hope" for these difficult times!

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  3. Himo Mohamed LahsenMarch 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    the truth that they are successful in this initiative, is one of the sites, along the hospital corridors needed relaxation

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