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Teacher

Listen to the song 'Teacher' by the English progressive folk rock group Jethro Tull 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!

  


 

 

Well the Don was coming,
heard him ringing on my  ..
He said, ``My name's the teacher,
that is what I   myself.
And I have a lesson
that I must   to you.
It's an old expression
but I must   it's true.

Jump up, look around,
find yourself some fun,
no sense in sitting there hating everyone.
No man's an island and his    isn't home,
the nest is for nothing when the bird has  .''

So I took a journey,
threw my   into the sea.
With me went the teacher
who found   instead of me.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
what I was looking for, got something on my mind.

Then the teacher   me
it had been a lot of fun.
Thanked me for his  
and all that I had done.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
what I was looking for, got something on my mind.

 

 

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