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SHE by Elvis Costello

1. Complete the lines using one of the following verbs. There is an extra one you don't have to use. regret pay forget gives She May be the face I can't a) ___________________ The trace of pleasure or b) ___________________ May be my treasure or the price I have to c) ________________ She May be the song that summer d) _________________ May be the chill that autumn e) _________________ May be a hundred different things Within the measure of a day1 2. Listen and complete. famine beast hell feast beauty heaven brings sings

She May be the a) _________________or b) the ________________ May be the c) ________________ or the d) ________________ May turn each day into a e) __________________ or a f) _________________

3. Listen and choose the right option She may be the mirror of my desires/ dreams The smile reflected in a stream / river She may not be what she may seem /look like Inside her shell / husk 4. Listen and order the lines She Whose eyes can be so private and so proud Who always seems so happy in a crowd May come to me from shadows of the past She May be the love that cannot hope to last That I'll remember till the day I die No one's allowed to see them when they cry

a) ___________________________________ b) ___________________________________ c)___________________________________ d)___________________________________ e) __________________________________ f) ___________________________________

She May be the reason I a) ______________________ The why and wherefore I'm b) ______________________ The one I'll care for through the rough in ready c) _______________________ Me I'll take her laughter and her d) ________________________ And make them all my e) _______________________ For where she goes I've got to f) _______________________ The meaning of my life is She She, oh she

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1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense and form.
Elvis Costello a) ____________________ (be) born in England on August 25th, 1954. His real name b)_________________ (be) Declan Patrick MacManus and he is a singer and a song writer. The vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. In the late 1970s he c) __________________ (become) associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Costello d) _____ _____________ ( release) over 30 studio albums and 5 live albums. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine e) _________________ (rank) him #80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all
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KEYS SHE by Elvis Costello


1. Complete the lines using one of the following verbs. There is an extra one you don't have to use. regret She May be the face I can't a) forget The trace of pleasure or b) regret May be my treasure or the price I have to c) pay She May be the song that summer d) sings May be the chill that autumn e) brings May be a hundred different things Within the measure of a day 2. Listen and complete. famine beast hell or b) the beast feast beauty heaven pay forget gives brings sings

She May be the a) beauty

May be the c) famine or the d) feast May turn each day into a e) heaven or a f) hell

3. Listen and choose the right option She may be the mirror of my desires/ DREAMS The smile reflected in a STREAM / river She may not be what she may SEEM /look like Inside her SHELL / husk 4. Listen and order the lines

She Whose eyes can be so private and so proud Who always seems so happy in a crowd May come to me from shadows of the past She May be the love that cannot hope to last That I'll remember till the day I die No one's allowed to see them when they cry She May be the reason I a) SURVIVE The why and wherefore I'm b) ALIVE The one I'll care for through the rough in ready c) YEARS Me I'll take her laughter and her d) TEARS And make them all my e) SOUVENIRS For where she goes I've got to f) BE The meaning of my life is She She, oh she a) WHO ALWAYS SEEMS SO HAPPY IN A CROWD b) WHOSE EYES CAN BE SO PRIVATE AND SO PROUD c) NO ONE'S ALLOWED TO SEE THEM WHEN THEY CRY d) MAY BE THE LOVE THAT CANNOT HOPE TO LAST e) MAY COME TO ME FROM SHADOWS OF THE PAST f) THAT I'LL REMEMBER TILL THE DAY I DIE

About the author

1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense and form.

Elvis Costello a) WAS (be) born in England on August 25th, 1954. His real name b) IS (be) Declan Patrick MacManus and he is a singer and a song writer. The vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. In the late 1970s he c) BECAME (become) associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Costello d) HAS RELEASED

( release) over 30 studio albums and 5 live albums. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine e) RANKED (rank) him #80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.