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  • Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market?
  • Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes.
  • In his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely at his side.
  • Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news.

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Here are the audio sections in order:

  • Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market?
  • Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes.
  • In his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely at his side.
  • Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news.

Student A

Compare your text with that of Student B. Find the differences.

Have you seen the old guy in the closed-down market?

Kicking up the papers with his broken shoes.

Yesterday's paper describing yesterday's news.

Therefore how can you tell me that you're lonely, and you say for you that the sun don't illuminate?

Let me lead you by the hand and take you through the streets of London.

I'll show you something to make you change your mind.

And in the 24 hour cafe, at a quarter past eleven.

Same old man, seated there on his own.

Peering at the world over the rim of his tea-cup.

And each tea lasts an hour, and he walks home alone.

So how can you tell me ...

And have you watched the old man outside the seaman's mission?

Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears.

In our freezing cold city, the rain weeps a little pity

for one more un-remembered hero and a society that doesn't care.

So how can you tell me ...

Student B

Compare your text with that of Student B. Find the differences.

Have you seen the elderly man in the closed-down market?

Kicking up the papers using his worn out shoes.

Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's information.

So how can you explain to me that you're lonely, and you state for you that the sun don't shine?

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the roads of London.

I'll show you something to make you alter your thoughts.

And in the all night cafe, at eleven fifteen.

Same old bloke, sitting there all alone.

Looking at the world over the edge of his tea-cup.

And each tea takes an hour, and he wanders home alone.

So how can you tell me ...

And have you seen the elderly man out front of the seaman's mission?

Memory getting weaker with the medal ribbons on his coat.

In our winter town, the rain cries a little sympathy

for another forgotten hero and a world that is not concerned.

So how can you tell me ...

Reflection

The song is about how society treats our poor and elderly.

Does your culture look after them better than western cultures?

What can we do to improve their situation?

Discuss with your group, and then write 100 words on this topic.

Cloze



Streets of London Cloze

Focus on Present Continuous, Time Expressions and Prepositions

Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market?

Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes.

In his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely at his side.

Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news.

Focus on Present Continuous, Time Expressions and Prepositions

So how can you tell me that you're lonely, and you say for you that the sun don't shine?

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London.

I'll show you something to make you change your mind.

Focus on Present Participles, Time Expressions and Prepositions

And in the all night cafe, at a quarter past eleven.

Same old man, sitting there on his own.

Looking at the world over the rim of his tea-cup.

And each tea lasts an hour, and he wanders home alone.

Focus on Articles and Determiners

So how can you tell me that you're lonely, and you say for you that the sun don't shine?

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of [zero article]London.

I'll show you something to make you change your mind.

Focus on Rhyme

And have you seen the old man outside the seaman's mission?

Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears.

In our winter city, the rain cries a little pity

for one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn't care.

So how can you tell me that you're lonely, and you say for you that the sun don't shine?

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London.

I'll show you something to make you change your mind.

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