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Father and Son

Listen to the song 'Father and Son' by the British singer Cat Stevens and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!


 


It's not time to    a change,
Just relax, take it  .
You're still young, that's    fault,
There's so much you have to  .
Find a  , settle down,
If you want you can  .
Look at me, I am  , but I'm happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not  ,
To be calm when you've  something going on.
But take your time, think a  ,
Why, think of everything you've   .
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your  may not.

How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away  .
It's always been the same, same old  .
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to  .
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go  .
I know I have to  .

It's not time to  a change,
Just sit down, take it  .
You're still young, that's your  ,
There's so much you have to go  .
Find a  , settle down,
If you want you can  .
Look at me, I am old, but I'm  .
All the times that I cried, keeping all the  I knew inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to  it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them you  not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to  away.
I know I  to go.
 


 

 

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