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Big yellow taxi worksheet

  1. 1. Unit - Our EnvironmentI - Listen to the song and fill in the gaps with the missing words. “Big Yellow Taxi" They ________ paradise And put up a ________ ________, With a pink hotel, a ___________ And a swinging hot spot. Dont it always seem to go, That you dont know what youve got Till its gone— They paved __________ And put up a parking lot! "Big Yellow Taxi" is a song originally written and performed by Joni Mitchell. Mitchell got the idea for the song during a visit to Hawaii. They took all the __________, She looked out of her hotel window at the Put them in a tree __________; spectacular Pacific mountain scenery, and then And then they ___________ all the people down to a parking lot. A twenty –five bucks just to see them. Dont it always seem to go, Many other artists have covered the song, (...) including; Amy Grant, Melanie (Melanie Safka), Counting Crows with and without Vanessa Carlton. Hey ________, _________, Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Put ______ the DDT now; Augusta, Georgia) is an American Give me ________ on my _______, singer-songwriter, best known for her But leave me the birds and the ______ Contemporary Christian Music and pop music, and a New York Times Bestselling author, Please! Republican Party activist, TV personality, and Dont it always seem to go, occasional actress. That you dont know what youve got (...) As of 2007, Grant remains the best-selling Contemporary Christian music singer, having sold over 30 million units worldwide. Grant has ________ last _________, won six Grammy Awards, 21 Gospel Music I heard the screen _______ slam, Association Dove Awards, and had the first and a big yellow taxi Christian album ever to go Platinum. Heart Carried off my _______ man. in Motion is her best selling album, which has Dont it always seem to go, exceeded sales of 5 million. That you dont know what youve got (...) (abridged and adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Grant) I said dont it always seem to go, That you dont know what youve got Till its gone— They paved paradise And put up a parking lot! Amy Grant(Lyrics from http://www.lyricsdomain.com/1/amy_grant/big_yellow_taxi.html) Teacher: Joana Aveiro
  2. 2. II - After listening to the song, try to find words / expressions relatedto the environment.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________III – Match the following words with their synonyms: a) Paved 1. To ask an amount of money for a service or activity. 2. An outside car park. b) DDT 3. A sudden loud noise. c) Parking lot 4. To cover an area of ground with bricks or concrete. 5. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (a colourless chemical that d) Charged kills insects and is also harmful to animals). e) SlamIV - Answer these questions. 1. Why did they put the trees in a tree museum? ____________________________________________________________________ 2. Who is the singer referring to when she says “they”? ____________________________________________________________________ 3. What are the people doing to paradise? What will eventually happen in a near future? ____________________________________________________________________ 4. Do you agree with the singer when she says that we only know what we’ve got, till it’s gone? What is she referring to? ____________________________________________________________________ Teacher: Joana Aveiro

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