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Greetings people!!! Una de las mejores formas de aprender a pronunciar, adquirir vocabulario y fluidez en un idioma es escuchando y cantando sus canciones. Probablemente, la mayoría de nosotros estaría de acuerdo en que las canciones, una vez aprendidas, son muy difíciles de olvidar.

Por eso, para este comienzo de curso 2017/2018 os enseñaremos interesantes expresiones y términos en inglés a través de 10 canciones míticas que entroncan con el tema de la escuela y estudio… ¡Vamos allá!

1) Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall

Primer ejemplo de banda reticente a la hora de volver al colegio aludiendo que no forma individuos, sino piezas normalizadas sin pensamiento único que sólo sirven para construir “El muro”. Pero no hay motivo para preocuparse. En Eurocollege Oxford English huimos de esa forma de educar y cada uno de nuestros alumnos es tratado con mimo y dedicación  individualizada. 

[Part 1]

Daddy’s flown across the ocean

Leaving just a memory

A snapshot in the family album

Daddy, what else did ya leave for me?

Daddy, whatcha leave behind for me?

All in all it was just a brick in the wall

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall

[Part 2]

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers, leave them kids alone

Hey, Teachers, leave those kids alone

All in all its just another brick in the wall

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers, leave them kids alone

Hey, Teachers, leave those kids alone

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

[Guitar]

[Part 3]

I don’t need no arms around me

I don’t need no drugs to calm me

I have seen the writing on the wall

Don’t think I need anything at all

No, don’t think I need anything at all

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall

All in all you were all just bricks in the wall

[Goodbye Cruel World]

Goodbye, cruel world

I’m leaving you today

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, all you people

There’s nothing you can say

To make me change my mind

Goodbye

  • Snapshot: Sinónimo de fotografía
  • Whatcha: What do you
  • Leave those kids alone: Dejad a los chicos en paz
  • All in all: En resumidas cuentas

2) The Kinks, Education

The Kinks reconocen la importancia de la educación en el desarrollo del ser humano… pero hasta un límite… tampoco lanzan las campanas al vuelo con la cantidad de materia que le hacen aprender a los pobres alumnos… En Eurocollege nos preocupamos principalmente de que nuestros alumnos evolucionen siempre en consonancia con sus necesidades y características personales. Huyendo siempre del enseñar por enseñar, todo tiene un porqué y un enfoque eminentemente práctico y lúdico.

In a deep dark jungle, long time ago

Lived a lonesome caveman

He was a solitary soul

And he spent his playtime

Chewing meat from bones.

He didn’t know how to talk much

He only knew how to groan

Then he lifted up his hands and reached to the sky

Let out a yell and no one replied.

Frustration and torment tore him inside

Then he fell to the ground and he cried and he cried.

But then education saved the day.

He learned to speak and communicate

Education saved the day.

He thanked God for the friends he made.

‘Cos everybody needs an education

Everybody needs an education.

Black skin, red skin, yellow or white,

Everybody needs to read and write

Everybody needs an education.

Thank the day when that primitive man

Learned to talk with his brothers

And live off the land.

He left his cave and he moved far away

And he lived with his friends in a house that they’d made

He learned to think and to work with his brain

And he astounded his friends with all the knowledge he gained

He wrote it down on a rock that he found

And he showed all his friends and they passed it around

And then education came that day.

The day it came was a sacred day.

Education came that day

He thanked God for the friends he’d made.

Well man built a boat and he learned how to sail

And he traveled far and wide

Then he looked up above saw the stars in the sky

So he learned how to fly.

And the inventors with their high I.Q.s

And the professors in their colleges

Trying to feed me knowledge

That I know I’ll never use.

Thank you sir for the millions of words

That you’ve handed me down and you’ve told me to learn

But I’ve got words in my ears and my eyes

I’ve got so many facts that I must memorize

Because education’s doing me in

I want to stop but my head’s in a swim

Education drives me insane

I can’t recall all the facts on my brain.

Education came that day

The day it came was a sacred day

Education saved the day

He thanked God for all the friends he made.

Teacher, teach me how to read and write,

You can teach me about biology,

But you can’t tell me what I am living for

‘Cos that’s still a mystery.

Teacher, teach me about nuclear physics

And teach me about the structure of man,

But all your endless calculations

Can’t tell me why I am.

No you can’t tell me why I am,

No you can’t tell me why I am.

Everybody needs education,

Open Universities, education.

Every race, every creed, education.

And every little half-breed.

Every nationality, education.

All the little people need education.

Eskimos and pygmies need

And even aborigines, education.

Well, physics and geography, education.

Philosophy and history, education.

Science and biology, education,

Geometry and poetry, education.

Well, education, education, education, education

  • lonesome caveman: cavernícola solitario
  • chew(ing): mascar/mascando
  • Groan: gruñir
  • Yell: Gritar, hablar alzando la voz
  • saved the day: traducido líbremente sería “salir al rescate”; dar la vuelta a una situación de derrota
  • live off the land: darse la gran vida
  • astounded: asombrado
  • Knowledge: conocimiento
  • Facts: hechos.
  • doing me in: matándome (do sb in = matar)

 

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