Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Skyfall a Big Hit at the Oscars!


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 Skyfall wins Best Original Song at the Oscars!

Adele took the 85th Academy Awards (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) by storm this year with a sizzling, powerful vocal performance of Skyfall!  After enthralling and memorizing a celebrity filled audience, Adele went on to claim an Oscar, with the famous British music producer Paul Epworth, for the Best Original Song of 2012! 

“THIS IS THE END”

Skyfall opens with a wonderful, bluesy style and a catch line that screams for attention! 
However, the song doesn’t stray too far from the original music themes of the James Bond movie series.  A common formula for success!


Background 
Best Original Song of 2012
 Paul Epworth and Adele did a fantastic job of composing Skyfall.  Paul created the tune and Adele put the lyrics to Skyfall.  Paul created the tune after listening to the first 13 James Bond movies.  Adele loved the dark, haunting ballad sound and put words to Skyfall in a draft form in 10 minutes.  And of course, after a lot of hard studio work, Skyfall was created! Take a listen and enjoy!

 





Language Learning Section

Instructions
First, listen to the Song Skyfall by Adele.
Next, fill in the blanks with the missing verb forms. If this is difficult listen again a few more times.  Listening Hint - most of the missing words are repeated in the song over and over.  Finally, check your answers below and look up any new words.
Enjoy while you Listen and Practice!

Skyfall Practice Listening: High Frequency Verb forms

THIS IS THE END
______ your breath and ______ to ten                 
______the earth ______ and then                      
______ my heart ______ again                          
For this is the end
I've ______ and ______this moment               
So overdue, I ______ them                             
______, I'm stolen                            

Let the sky fall, when it ______                
And ______ it all together                         
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles              
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall
At sky fall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds ______ and days are dark              
You may have my number, You can take my name        
But you'll never ______ my heart                      

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall

(Let the sky fall, When it crumbles, We will stand tall x2)

Where you go I go
What you see I see
I ______ I'd never be me without the security         
Are your loving arms ______ me from harm           
______ your hand in my hand and we'll stand            

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At sky falls
Ooooo...




Answers
Take a look at the Skyfall lyrics and fill in the verb forms you missed.  Then listen to Skyfall again; especially to the parts or words you found difficult. And, of course, try singing Skyfall with your friends at your next karaoke party!The words will come easy now!

THIS IS THE END
Hold your breath and count to ten                
Feel the earth move and then                      
Hear my heart burst again                         
For this is the end
I've drowned and dreamt this moment                
So overdue, I owe them                             
Swept away, I'm stolen                            

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles                
We will stand tall                                
And face it all together                           
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles              
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall
At sky fall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark              
You may have my number, You can take my name         
But you'll never have my heart                      

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall

(Let the sky fall, When it crumbles, We will stand tall x2)

Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I'd never be me without the security        
Are your loving arms keeping me from harm           
Put your hand in my hand and we'll stand            

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
At sky fall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At sky falls
Ooooo...



Until next week enjoy some more of the fabulous Adele!
 



 
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1 comment:

  1. Adele is one of the most talented singers in the world!Her music is great and this post is great too!

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