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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!

5) Chuck Berry, School Days

 

Up in the mornin’ and out to school

The teacher is teachin’ the Golden Rule

American history and practical math

You study’ em hard and hopin’ to pass

Workin’ your fingers right down to the bone

And the guy behind you won’t leave you alone

 

Ring ring goes the bell

The cook in the lunchroom’s ready to sell

You’re lucky if you can find a seat

You’re fortunate if you have time to eat

Back in the classroom open you books

Gee but the teacher don’t know

How mean she looks

 

Soon as three o’clock rolls around

You finally lay your burden down

Close up your books, get out of your seat

 

Down the halls and into the street

Up to the corner and ’round the bend

Right to the juke joint you go in

 

Drop the coin right into the slot

You gotta hear something that’s really hot

 

With the one you love you’re makin’ romance

All day long you been

Wantin’ to dance

Feelin’ the music from head to toe

‘Round and ’round and ’round you go

 

Drop the coin right into the slot

You gotta hear something that’s really hot

 

With the one you love you’re makin’ romance

All day long you been

Wantin’ to dance

Feelin’ the music from head to toe

‘Round and ’round and ’round you go

 

Hail, hail rock’n’roll

Deliver me from the days of old

Long live rock’n’roll

The beat of the drum is loud and bold

Rock rock rock’n’roll

The feelin’ is there body and soul

 

  • Work … down to the bone: “dejarse la piel” en el trabajo
  • Rin goes the bell: Suena la campana
  • Fortunate: Afortunado
  • Gee: Caramba
  • Burden: Carga, peso
  • Mean: Malo, temible
  • ’round the bend: A la vuelta de la esquina
  • juke joint: garito
  • slot: ranura
  • deliver me: líbrame

 

6) Pete Seeger, What Did You Learn in School Today?

Esta canción, que ya tiene sus añitos, y que parece de lo más modosita es todo un alegato y está rebosante de ironía. Es interesante darnos cuenta de ese importante aspecto a la hora de aprender un idioma. Mientras lo aprendemos, todo ha de ser lo más claro y veraz, pero luego en la realidad vemos que no es así; ya que el lenguaje está lleno de giros y dobles sentidos, y esto pasa en todos los idiomas.

 

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

 

I learned that Washington never told a lie.

I learned that soldiers seldom die.

I learned that everybody’s free,

And that’s what the teacher said to me.

That’s what I learned in school today,

That’s what I learned in school.

 

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that policemen are my friends.

I learned that justice never ends.

I learned that murderers die for their crimes

Even if we make a mistake sometimes.

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

I learned our Government must be strong;

It’s always right and never wrong;

Our leaders are the finest men

And we elect them again and again.

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

What did you learn in school today,

Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that war is not so bad;

I learned about the great ones we have had;

We fought in Germany and in France

And someday I might get my chance.

 

  • Seldom: muy pocas veces
  • Murderers: asesinos
  • Get my chance: tener mi oportunidad

 

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