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Listening Lesson: Punk Rocker!

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This is one of my favourite summer songs and there's loads of excellent vocabulary in it! It’s quite a difficult listening this week as I’m not going to give you the words you need to find, so listen carefully!

I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker - Sandi Thom

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with _1_ in my hair
In seventy-seven and sixty-nine revolution was in the air
I was born too late into a _2_ that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with _3_ in my hair

When the head of state didn't play _4_
Not everybody drove a car
When music really mattered and when _5_ was king
When accountants didn't have control
And the media couldn't buy your soul
And _6_ were still scary and we didn't know everything


When pop stars still remained a myth
And ignorance could still be bliss
And when god saved the _7_ she turned a whiter shade of pale
My mom and dad were in their teens
And anarchy was still a dream
And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail


When record shops were still on top
And vinyl was all that they stocked
And the super info highway was still drifting out in space
_8_ were wearing hand me downs
And playing games meant kick arounds
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their _9_

Link: Upper Intermediate Listening

Lesson by Caroline

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