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  1. 1. TIME IN A BOTTLE Jim Croce MINIMUM LEVEL: 2º NIVEL BÁSICO INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITES INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE STUDENT A- DO THE JIGSAW READING. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS IN THE ANSWER KEY. B- LISTEN TO THE SONG ONCE. COVER THE LYRICS AND THE TEXT. 1. How would you describe it? cheerful - sad - melancholic - nostalgic - lively - boring - amusing 2. The following words have been taken from the song. Do you know what they mean? memory dreams wishes (X2) treasure eternity forever save 3. What do you think the song’s about? C - LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN. USE THE WORDS IN EXERCISE A. 2 TO COMPLETE THE LYRICS. WERE YOU RIGHT?
  2. 2. Jigsaw reading Read the following extracts from a biography of Jim Croce, a songwriter. 1. Write the following headings in the big boxes. EARLY LIFE EARLY CAREER SUCCESS SUDDEN DEATH General 2. Order the extracts to form a text. Write the number in the small boxes. In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer- songwriter Maury Muehleisen. In time, their musical strengths led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasing “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. “Life & Times” in the same year. The singles “You Don’t Mess Then, while attending Villanova University Around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” (1965 graduate), Croce became and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. interested in becoming a professional Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 in 1974. musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s. In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing in small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce”. Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. ABC album, “I Got a Name”. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released.
  3. 3. TIME IN A BOTTLE Jim Croce If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to _______every day Till _________ passes away Just to spend them with you If I could make days last _________ If words could make __________ come true I’d save every day like a ____________ and then, Again, I would spend them with you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with If I had a box just for __________ And _________ that had never come true The box would be empty Except for the ___________ Of how they were answered by you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with
  4. 4. ANSWER KEY If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that Id like to do Is to save every day Till eternity passes away Just to spend them with you If I could make days last forever If words could make wishes come true I’d save every day like a treasure and then, Again, I would spend them with you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with If I had a box just for wishes And dreams that had never come true The box would be empty Except for the memory Of how they were answered by you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with
  5. 5. KEY Read the following extracts from a biography of Jim Croce, a songwriter. 3. Write the following headings in the big boxes. EARLY LIFE EARLY CAREER SUCCESS SUDDEN DEATH General 4. Order the extracts to form a text. Write the number in the small boxes. 4 SUCCESS In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer- songwriter Maury Muehleisen. In time, their musical strengths 2 EARLY LIFE led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasing “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. “Life & Times” in the same year. The singles “You Don’t Mess Then, while attending Villanova University Around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” (1965 graduate), Croce became and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. interested in becoming a professional Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 in 1974. musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. 3 EARLY CAREER During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s. In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing in small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce”. Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. 5 1 GENERAL FACTS SUDDEN DEATH Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. ABC album, “I Got a Name”. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released.
  6. 6. 1- General facts Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released. 2- Early life Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. Then, while attending Villanova University (1965 graduate), Croce became interested in becoming a professional musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. 3- Early career During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s.In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce.” Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. 4- Success In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer-songwriter Maury Muehleisen from Trenton, New Jersey. In time, their musical strengths led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar leads became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasi ng “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and “Life % Times” in the same year. The singles “You don’t Mess around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 on the charts in 1974. 5- Sudden death Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third ABC album, “I Got a Name.”
  7. 7. TIME IN A BOTTLE LEVEL : 2º NIVEL BÁSICO AND ABOVE CLASS ACTIVITIES. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TEACHER (Students should know conditional II) 1. READING Before the students begin reading, it is important that they understand that, although the text is difficult, the task isn’t. Tell the students that the text is not adapted, and has been taken from a webpage. The aim of this reading exercise is to make them grow aware of their possibilities and realise that they can begin to use the Internet as a learning and free time tool. Let the students compare answers before you check. While you are checking, ask which key words or phrases in each extract have led them to the answer. 2. LISTENING PRE-LISTENING Play the song. Ask the class the following questions. Encourage a class discussion. 1. How would you describe it? cheerful - sad - melancholic - nostalgic - lively - boring - amusing 2. The following words have been taken from the song. Do you know what they mean? memory dreams wishes (X2) treasure eternity forever save 3. What do you think the song’s about? WHILE-LISTENING Give out photocopies of the gapped version of the lyrics. Students have to fill in the gaps with the words from pre-listening exercise 2. Play the song once and when they finish they can compare answers with their partner. Play again and check. Check they understand the general meaning of the song. POST-LISTENING (optional oral activities) Divide the students in groups.
  8. 8. Activity 1: group discussion Tell the students they have to imagine they are a group of scientists collecting things from their lifetime and putting them in a time capsule, so that when future generations find the capsule they can learn something about out time. The things they put into the time capsule will be things that represent life and the times of our period. They can be things like toys, games, new technology, means of transport, poetry, music, heroes, advertising (advanced), fashion (advanced), accounts of crisis (advanced). Set a time limit. Groups meet together for a ‘show and tell’ session. (For more advanced students): they can include a letter describing life today to the person who, in future generations, opens the time capsule. Activity 2 Part 1: individual, written Each students draws a vertical line that represents their life. They have to mark this line with their own personal landmarks, i.e., those moments in their lives they would like to ‘save in a bottle.’ Students write BRIEF notes. Part 2: groupwork, oral Students tell the rest of the group. .
  9. 9. Jigsaw reading Read the following extracts from a biography of Jim Croce, a songwriter. 5. Write the following headings in the big boxes. EARLY LIFE EARLY CAREER SUCCESS SUDDEN DEATH General 6. Order the extracts to form a text. Write the number in the small boxes. In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer- songwriter Maury Muehleisen. In time, their musical strengths led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasing “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. “Life & Times” in the same year. The singles “You Don’t Mess Then, while attending Villanova University Around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” (1965 graduate), Croce became and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. interested in becoming a professional Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 in 1974. musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s. In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing in small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce”. Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. ABC album, “I Got a Name”. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released.
  10. 10. TIME IN A BOTTLE Jim Croche If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to _______every day Till _________ passes away Just to spend them with you If I could make days last _________ If words could make __________ come true I’d save every day like a ____________ and then, Again, I would spend them with you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with If I had a box just for __________ And _________ that had never come true The box would be empty Except for the ___________ Of how they were answered by you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with
  11. 11. ANSWER KEY If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that Id like to do Is to save every day Till eternity passes away Just to spend them with you If I could make days last forever If words could make wishes come true I’d save every day like a treasure and then, Again, I would spend them with you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with If I had a box just for wishes And dreams that had never come true The box would be empty Except for the memory Of how they were answered by you But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with
  12. 12. KEY Read the following extracts from a biography of Jim Croce, a songwriter. 7. Write the following headings in the big boxes. EARLY LIFE EARLY CAREER SUCCESS SUDDEN DEATH General 8. Order the extracts to form a text. Write the number in the small boxes. 4 SUCCESS In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer- songwriter Maury Muehleisen. In time, their musical strengths 2 EARLY LIFE led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasing “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. “Life & Times” in the same year. The singles “You Don’t Mess Then, while attending Villanova University Around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” (1965 graduate), Croce became and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. interested in becoming a professional Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 in 1974. musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. 3 EARLY CAREER During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s. In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing in small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce”. Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. 5 1 GENERAL FACTS SUDDEN DEATH Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. ABC album, “I Got a Name”. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released.
  13. 13. 1- General facts Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 - Sept 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia whose biggest single “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” hit number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, “I Got a Name” was released. 2- Early life Croce was born in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1960. Then, while attending Villanova University (1965 graduate), Croce became interested in becoming a professional musician and met his future wife, Ingrid. 3- Early career During the early 1960s, Croce formed a number of college bands and performed at coffee houses and universities, and later with his wife Ingrid as a duo in the mid-1960s to early 1970s.In time they began writing their own music. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged to move to New York City to record their first album with Capitol Records. For the next two years, they drove over 300,000 miles playing small clubs and concerts promoting their album “Jim & Ingrid Croce.” Then, disillusioned by the music business and New York City, Croce sold all but one guitar to pay the rent, and they returned to the Pennsylvania countryside where Croce got a job driving trucks and doing construction to pay the bills. He spent a lot of his time sitting in the cab of a truck, composing songs about his friends and the folks he enjoyed meeting at the local bars and truck stops. 4- Success In 1970, Croce met classically trained pianist/guitarist, singer-songwriter Maury Muehleisen from Trenton, New Jersey. In time, their musical strengths led them each to new heights. Muehleisen’s ethereal and inspired guitar leads became the perfect accompaniment to Croce’s down-to-earth music. In 1972, Croce signed to a three record deal with ABC Records releasing “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” and “Life % Times” in the same year. The singles “You don’t Mess around with Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” and “Time In A Bottle” (written for his newborn son, A. J. Croce) helped the former album reach no.1 on the charts in 1974. 5- Sudden death Croce, 30, and Muehleisen, 24, died in a small commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana one day before releasing his third ABC album, “I Got a Name.”

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