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  1. 1. 1 1 Rewrite the following words in rhyming pairs. (Two of them do not strictly rhyme but have the same vowel sound) aching chance overkill spaces bill breaking(X2) die butterflies corner crime flaking for grin in pantomime places romance score warmer …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. 3 Find the words or expressions in the 3 lyrics which have a similar meaning to the following. a) a big smile ………………………… b) accepting that you cannot win ………………………… c) be the most important actor in the show ………………………… d) completely stupid ………………………… e) empty, deserted ………………………… f) falling off in small thin pieces ………………………… g) accept a difficult situation and try to deal with it ………………………… h) having a strong desire ………………………… i) know the real facts of a situation, esp. the unpleasant ones (realize the difficulties of life) ………………………… j) morning light is just beginning to appear ………………………… "The Show Must Go On", written primarily by Brian May, chronicles the effort of Freddie Mercury continuing to perform despite approaching the end of his life. It was released as a single just six weeks before Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS (November 1991). Due to Mercury's deteriorating health at the time, the video is mainly just clips of old Queen videos and a few live performances, but it is so cleverly edited and spliced together that it works as a video of its own. [Πληκτρολογήστε κείμενο] 2 2 Complete the lyrics with the words from exercise 1. Empty …………………… - what are we living ………………………… Abandoned …………………… - I guess we know the …………………… On and on Does anybody know what we are looking for? Another hero - another mindless ………………………… Behind the curtain, in the ………………………… Hold the line Does anybody want to take it anymore? The show must go on The show must go on Inside my heart is ………………………… My make-up may be ………………………… But my smile still stays on Whatever happens, I’ll leave it all to ………………………… Another heartache - another failed ………………………… On and on Does anybody know what we are living for? I guess I’m learning I must be ………………………… now I’ll soon be turning round the ………………………… now Outside the dawn is ………………………… But inside in the dark I’m ………………………… to be free The show must go on The show must go on, yeah Ooh, inside my heart is ………………………… My make-up may be ………………………… But my smile still stays on Yeah oh oh oh My soul is painted like the wings of ………………………… Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never ………………………… I can fly, my friends The show must go on, yeah The show must go on I’ll face it with a ………………………… I’m never giving ………………………… On with the show I’ll top the ………………………… I’ll ………………………… I have to find the will to carry on On with the show On with the show
  2. 2. ANSWER KEY 1 1 Rewrite the following words in rhyming pairs. (Two of them do not strictly rhyme but have the same vowel sound) aching chance overkill spaces bill breaking(X2) die butterflies in corner crime flaking for grin pantomime places romance score warmer aching bill breaking butterflies chance in corner crime for places           breaking overkill flaking die romance grin warmer pantomime score spaces 3 Find the words or expressions in the 3 lyrics which have a similar meaning to the following. a) a big smile  grin b) accepting that you cannot win  giving in c) be the most important actor in the show  top the bill d) completely stupid  mindless e) empty, deserted  abandoned f) falling off in small thin pieces  flaking g) accept a difficult situation and try to deal with it  face h) having a strong desire  aching i) know the real facts of a situation, esp. the unpleasant ones (realize the difficulties of life) know the score j) morning light is just beginning to appear  the dawn is breaking "The Show Must Go On", written primarily by Brian May, chronicles the effort of Freddie Mercury continuing to perform despite approaching the end of his life. It was released as a single just six weeks before Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS (November 1991). Due to Mercury's deteriorating health at the time, the video is mainly just clips of old Queen videos and a few live performances, but it is so cleverly edited and put together that it works as a video of its own. [Πληκτρολογήστε κείμενο] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU 2 2 Complete the lyrics with the words from exercise 1. Empty spaces - what are we living for Abandoned places - I guess we know the score On and on Does anybody know what we are looking for? Another hero - another mindless crime Behind the curtain, in the pantomime Hold the line Does anybody want to take it anymore? The show must go on The show must go on Inside my heart is breaking My make-up may be flaking But my smile still stays on Whatever happens, I’ll leave it all to chance Another heartache - another failed romance On and on Does anybody know what we are living for? I guess I’m learning I must be warmer now I’ll soon be turning round the corner now Outside the dawn is breaking But inside in the dark I’m aching to be free The show must go on The show must go on, yeah Ooh, inside my heart is breaking My make-up may be flaking But my smile still stays on Yeah oh oh oh My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die I can fly, my friends The show must go on, yeah The show must go on I’ll face it with a grin I’m never giving in On with the show I’ll top the bill I’ll overkill I have to find the will to carry on On with the show On with the show

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