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Reading and Listening: Triangle Sesame Style

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Sesame Street: "Triangle" by James Blunt and Elmo
Read the following text about “Sesame Street  and fill in the crossword.

Sesame Street is an educational television program designed for preschoolers, and is recognized as a pioneer of the contemporary standard which combines education and entertainment in children's television shows. More than 4100 episodes of the show have been produced in 38 seasons, making it one of the longest-running shows in television history.

Because of its widespread influence, Sesame Street has earned the distinction of being one of the world's foremost and most highly regarded educators of young people. The original series has been televised in 120 countries, and more than 20 international versions have been produced. In its long history, Sesame Street has received more Emmy Awards than any other program, and has captured the allegiance, esteem, and affections of millions of viewers worldwide.


1. Who is the program made for?

2. What is education combined with in the show?

3. How is its influence described?

4. What does number 38 refer to in the text?

5. How many international versions have been made?

6. How many people have seen Sesame Street?



James Blunt “Triangle”

Write in the missing adjectives as you listen to the song.


pointed          pure               brilliant          wide                narrow           straight


This shape was .

This shape was  .

I saw three angles,

of that I'm sure.


And I saw three corners,

And then I saw three sides.

The top was very and

The base was oh so .

Wait that sounds like


Which words can you hear?

A triangle.

My triangle.

Oh triangle, it's true  truth.

I saw your shine  shape in a crowded pace  place.

Now I don't know what to do,

'cause you're gone  gun and I'm so blew  blue.


I searched low  law and high

Over earth   ears and sky

But I can't find your triangle.

Tell me why.


Write in the missing parts of a triangle:


height             base               hypotenuse               angles

And I miss your ,

And I miss your ,

And my dreams are triangular

Every night.


My triangle.

My triangle.

So beautiful, it's true.

It must be those

Put a smile on your face

Not to mention the .


But I need to know the truth.

Oh triangle, where are you?