A Day In The Life lyrics + sound    (open every blue item in a small new window)

                     

  1. Read the lyrics.
  2. Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics again.
  3. Read the lyrics aloud, alone or in pairs.
  4. Speaking: Look at the lyrics. Ask and / or answer the following questions.  

        Work alone or with a partner. Don’t write anything down.                           

  1. Listen to the song again.

 

Questions:

  1. What did you read today?
  2. What was it about?
  3. Was it happy news?
  4. Why did you have to laugh?
  5. What happened to the man in the car?
  6. What was the reason for that?
  7. What did the crowd of people do?
  8. Had they seen his face before?
  9. Was he from the House of Lords?
  10. What did you see today?
  11. What had the English Army done?
  12. What did the crowd of people do?
  13. But what did you do?
  14. Why?
  15. What would you love to do?
  16. What happened after you woke up?
  17. Did you comb your hair?
  18. What did you do downstairs?
  19. What did you notice?
  20. Which clothes are mentioned here?
  21. Did it take long to get a bus?
  22. Where did you sit and what did you do there?
  23. What happened when somebody spoke?
  24. What was in the news today?
  25. What did the holes look like?
  26. What did they have to do?
  27. Do they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall?
  28. What would you love to do?

 

Grammar: Past Tense        Past Tense 2   Found my coat and grabbed my hat.

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I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
 
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
 
I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on
 
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late

Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
 
I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on