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Song: I want to live - John Denver ( LC + Grammar)




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I WANT TO LIVE!

John Denver
(1977)
 
 
1) Listen to John Denver's words and fill in the gaps
For many, many people it is a very, very time here on planet Earth. This song was written for them. It was written out of the proposition that all and women are truly created , that everywhere people are the same, no matter the  of your skin, no matter the you speak, no matter the form of your or the expression of your . Truly as human beings and our desires, our hopes and our dreams, our frustrations, our visions, we are all the . And certainly, certainly are the same. This song comes from what I believe is heard in the birth cry of every newborn baby; it says:
 "I WANT TO LIVE!"
2) Now listen carefully to the song and try to understand. Then fill the gaps with the corresponding simple present, simple past and past participle forms of the verbs.

There are children raised in sorrow
On a scorched and barren plain
There are children raised beneath the golden sun
There are children of the water
And children of the sand
And they cry out through the universe                             to cry -  -
Their voices raised as one                                          to  - raised -
 
I want to live I want to grow                                       to live -  -
I want to see and I want to know                                  to see -  -
I want to share what I can give                                    to share -  -
I want to be I want to live                                          to be -  -
 
Have you gazed out on the ocean                                    to  - gazed -
Seen the breaching of a whale?                                     to  -  - seen
Have you watched the dolphins' frolic in the foam?                to  -  - watched
Have you heard the song the humpback hears five hundred miles away
Telling tales of ancient history, of passages and home?           to tell -  -
 
I want to live I want to grow                                        to grow -  -
I want to see and I want to know                                   to know -  -
I want to share what I can give                                     to give -  -
I want to be I want to live
                                          
For the worker and the warrior, the lover and the liar
For the native and the wanderer in kind
For the maker and the user and the mother and her son
I am looking for my family and all of you are mine                 to look -  -
 
We are standing all together                                         to stand -  -
Face to face and arm in arm
We are standing on the threshold of a dream
No more hunger no more killing
No more wasting life away                                            to waste -  -
It is simply an idea
And I know its time has come                                        to  -  - come
 
I want to live I want to grow
I want to see and I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live
And I want to grow
I want to see and I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live
And I want to grow
I want to see and I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live
And I want to grow
I want to see and I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live
        I want to live
I want to live!

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