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Generalitat de Catalunya

Departament d’Educació
Institut Pla Marcell

Name and surnames: Esther Lucha


Group:4C Date : Thursday 2nd of December 2010

The Beatles
Fixing a hole
1.- Read the complete lyrics of this song from The Beatles

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in


And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go
And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong
I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door.
I'm painting the room in a colourful way
And when my mind is wandering
There I will go.
And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door.
I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go.
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go.

2.- Highlight all the irregular verbs from the song.


Generalitat de Catalunya
Departament d’Educació
Institut Pla Marcell

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in


And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go
And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong
I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door.
I'm painting the room in a colourful way
And when my mind is wandering
There I will go.
And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door.
I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go.
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go.
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

3.- Make a list of the irregular verbs that you have found in
the lyrics.

INFINITIVE SIMPLE PAST PAST MEANING


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PARTICIPLE
be was/were Been Ser, estar
go Went Gone Anar
Run Ran Run Còrrer
keep Kept Kept Guardar
see Saw Seen Veure
Do Did Done Fer
Stand Stood Stood Llevar-se
Win Won Won Guanyar
Take Took Taken Treure
Get Got Got Obtenir

4.- Choose 5 words and give the definition. Cite the


dictionary you use.

WORD DEFINITION
Door a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the
entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the
framework of a cupboard.
the distance from one building to another
Rain water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the
atmosphere
Room a part of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and
ceiling.
People human beings in general or considered
collectively.
Way a road, track, path, or street.

“door.” Wordreference Online Dictionary. 2010. Wordreference Online. 30


November 2010 <http://www.wordreference.com/definition /door>

“rain.” Wordreference Online Dictionary. 2010. Wordreference Online. 30 November


2010 <http://www.wordreference.com/definition/rain>

“room.” Wordreference Online Dictionary. 2010. Wordreference Online. 30


November 2010 <http://www.wordreference.com/definition/room>
Generalitat de Catalunya
Departament d’Educació
Institut Pla Marcell

“people.” Wordreference Online Dictionary. 2010. Wordreference Online. 30


November 2010 <http://www.wordreference.com/definition/people>

“way.” Wordreference Online Dictionary. 2010. Wordreference Online. 30 November


2010 <http://www.wordreference.com/definition/way >

5.- Pronunciation

WORD PRONUNCIATION
door /dɔr/
rain /rein/
room /rum/
people /pipəl /
way /we/

6.- Linguistic Pictionary

PICTURE ENGLISH CATALÀ SPANISH

Door Porta Puerta

rain pluja lluvia


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Institut Pla Marcell

room Habitació Habitación

People Gent Gente

Way camí camino

7.- Find a link where you can listen to the song online and/or
watch a video with it.

Listen:
http://www.lastfm.es/music/The+Beatles/_/Fixing+a+hole

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10vU7Qo-NlU