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Listening Lesson: Famous

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This week I discovered that most of my teenage students want to be famous! So I brought this song into class and we talked about the difference between being famous and being well-known. What do you think the difference is? I’m not going to give you the missing words this time, so listen very carefully. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Lesson by Caroline

'Famous' - Scouting for Girls

Staying in again on a _(1)_ night,
I’m going to settle on the _(2)_ and turn down the lights.
I got 900 _(3)_ but there’s nothing to see,
No wonder everybody thinks they should be on TV.

We all want to be _(4)_.
Be a face on the screen.
Read our name in the _(5)_.
Everybody wants to be on TV.

Everybody wants to be on TV.

Forget Audrey Hepburn, Forget Bette Davis.
I want to be _(6)_, just for being famous.
I can’t act, I can’t dance, I can’t _(7)_, can’t you see?
But I’m young and I’m _(8)_ and that’s all that you need.

We all want to be _(9)_.
Be a face on the screen.
Read our name in the _(10)_.
Everybody wants to be on TV.

Everybody wants to be like James Dean.

I want to be the _(11)_ tonight,
And complain about _(12)_ in a story I sell to the news.
I want to be the star tonight,
Want to make the front page as I pose for the boys in the nude.

We all want to be _(13)_.
Be a face on the screen.
Read our name in the _(14)_.
Everybody wants to be like James Dean.

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