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bursted bubble has a glory
every big mistake you make be grateful
didn't styme Louis Pasteur
By Isabel Pérez Torres
Exercises: some of the exercises below can be done printed and interactively by clicking on the links.
Listen to the
first part of the song and fill the blanks with the present simple of the verb
Then, click here to do this exercise interactively.
bursted bubble__________ (have) a glory
Each abysmal failure __________(make) a point
Every glowing path that ________(go) astray
________(show) you how to find a better way
So every time you _________(stumble), Never grumble
Next time you'll bumble even less
For up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success
Look up the following words in the electronic dictionary and translate them.
Then, do this matching exercise click here
|up from the ashes|
|roses of success|
3. Now, you probably understand the metaphorical meaning of the sentence: "up from the ashes, grow the roses of success".
Explain it in your own words:
4. Listen to the second part of the song and match the halves:
|For every big mistake||never make again|
|That mistake you'll||for two more tries|
|Every shiny dream||you make be grateful|
|Generates the steam||to second guess|
|So there's magic in||the wake of a fiasco!|
|It gives you that chance||that fades and dies|
Now click here to do it interactively.
5. Listen to the first part of the song and fill the blanks with the three names among the following. Then, translate the verse to understand the meaning.
first click here to do an interactivey quiz
Archimedes, Louis Pasteur, Edwin Aldrin, Jacques Cousteau, Alexander Graham, Edison, Benjamin Franklin , Galileo Galilei
didn't styme ____________
__________took years to see the light
_____________knew failure well. He took a lot of knocks to ring that bell
So when it gets distressing it's a blessing
Onward and upward you must press
Til up from the ashes, up from the ashes grow the roses of success
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