Listen to the Beatles

21 01 2013

A– The Beatles in New Zealand

Click on the picture at right to listen to an interview with Ringo in NZ 1964 [2nd one is with Ringo]:

  1. What’s was the problem with his health?
  2. What did the doctors advise him (not) to do? Why didn’t he sing in Australia?
  3. If the group ever packed up, has he thought what he could do?
  4. Has he been trained for anything? Would he go back to that? Why (not)?
  5. Why does he wear two rings in each hand? Where did get them? How long has he had them?
  6. Does he ever take the rings off? Why is he called Ringo?
  7. What name does he sign? Whatever  happened to his real name?
  • B– Abbey Road Anniversary by CBS news online.  Listen to the news report and sum up what you have understood [SCRIPT+MODEL ANSWER]. 
  • C– When John met Paul. Listen to the story and do the comprehension exercises you will find on this web page: 

This is England

14 01 2013

1. Watch the trailer to this film and see what you can find out about the plot.

2. Watch this clip  and say what Shaun has to do to join the gang.

3. One of the backdrop themes to the film is the Falklands war. Watch this Al Jazeera documentary .  Note down what you learn about the conflict.