‘Penny Lane’ The Beatles

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Aprende Inglés con The Beatles:’Penny Lane’

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes…! Listen to this classic from The Beatles and practise your English Vocabulary and Listening with VERBS and JOBS.
 
1) Before Listening, read the words of the song and try to guess each of the four jobs (1-4)

2) Then listen to the song and complete (a) to (h) with these words. You have to change some adding ‘-ing’ or ‘-s’:

RUSH – LAUGH – SHAVE – WEAR – WAIT – SHOW – SELL – KEEP
 

‘Penny Lane’ The Beatles

In Penny Lane there is a (1)__________ (a)__________ photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say ‘hello’!

On the corner is a (2)__________ with a motorcar
The little children (b)__________ at him behind his back
And the (2)__________ never (c)__________ a mack
In the pouring rain – very strange!

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit – and meanwhile back…..

….in Penny Lane there is a (3)___________ with an hourglass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the queen
He likes to (d)__________ his fire engine clean
It’s a clean machine

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
A four of fish and finger pies
In summer – meanwhile back….

….behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
The pretty (4)________ is (e)__________ poppies from a tray*
And though she feels as if she’s in a play
She is anyway!

In Penny Lane the (1)________ (f)__________ another customer
We see the (2)_________ (g)__________ , for a trim
And then the (3)________ sitting (h)__________ in
From the pouring rain – very strange!

Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit, and meanwhile back….
Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies

Penny Lane….

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Answers below.

 

 

Answers:

(1) Barber   (2) Banker    (3) Fireman    (4) Nurse

(a) SHOWING   (b) LAUGH   (c) WEARS   (d) KEEP

(e) SELLING   (f) SHAVES   (g) WAITING   (h) RUSHES

 
In Penny Lane there is a BARBER SHOWING photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say ‘hello’!

On the corner is a BANKER with a motorcar
The little children LAUGH at him behind his back
And the BANKER never WEARS a mack
In the pouring rain – very strange!

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit – and meanwhile back…..

….in Penny Lane there is a FIREMAN with an hourglass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the queen
He likes to KEEP his fire engine clean
It’s a clean machine

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
A four of fish and finger pies
In summer – meanwhile back….

….behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
The pretty NURSE is SELLING poppies from a tray
And though she feels as if she’s in a play
She is anyway!

In Penny Lane the BARBER SHAVES another customer
We see the BANKER sitting, WAITING for a trim
And then the FIREMAN RUSHES in
From the pouring rain – very strange!

Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit, and meanwhile back….
Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies

Penny Lane….

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