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Going to California

Listen to the song 'Going to California' by the English rock group Led Zeppelin 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!


 

 

Spend my days with a  unkind.
Smoked my stuff and drank all my  .
Made up my mind, make a new  .
Going to California with an aching in my  .
Someone told me there's a   out there.
With love in her eyes and flowers in her  .

Took my chances on a  jet-plane.
Never let them tell you that they're all the  .
Hoh, the sea was red and the sky was  .
I wonder how tomorrow could ever   today.
Mountains and the canyons start to tremble and  .
The children of the   begin to awake.
Now.
Watch out.

It seems that the wrath of the gods got a   on the nose.
And it's starting to flow, I think I   be sinking
Throw me a line, if I reach it in  .
Meet you up there where the   runs straight and high.

Find a queen without a  .
They say she plays guitar and cries and  , la-la-la-la
Ride a   mare in the footsteps of dawn.
Trying to find a woman who's never, never, never been  .
Standing on a   in the mountain of dreams.
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it  .

 

 

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