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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.
5. Listen to the song again and fill in the Gaps exercise.
- What is the barber showing?
- What’s on the photos?
- What do all the people who pass the shop do?
- What’s on the corner?
- What do the little children do?
- What’s strange about the banker?
- How does the writer remember Penny Lane?
- Where does he sit?
- What does the fireman have?
- Does he like the Queen?
- What can you tell about his fire engine?
- What would you usually buy in England? Fish and ..........
- In which season is that?
- Where is the pretty nurse?
- What is she selling?
- Or is she in a play?
- What does the barber do now?
- What is the banker doing now?
- What does the fireman do now?
- How was the pouring rain mentioned before?
Tell who or what you see in the song:
1. There is a barber
2. There are people etc........
Listening and Reading: Penny Lane
- What became clear in the decades since the Beatles' break up?
- What did they do for each other's songwriting?
- What memories did Paul and John have of Penny Lane?
- What is the main instrument in the song?
- How did Paul get the idea of using a trumpet?
Writing: Write a short letter to John. Tell of your experiences on Penny Lane. What did you see?