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"Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira

Lucky you were born that far away so
So we could both make fun of distance
Lucky that I love a foreign land for
The lucky fact of your existence
Baby I would climb the Andes solely
To count the freckles on your body
Never could imagine there were only
Too many ways to love somebody

Lo ro lo le lo le
Lo ro lo le lo le
Can't you see...I'm at your feet

Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
They're over, you're under
You'll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
But that's the deal my dear

Lucky that my lips not only mumble
They spill kisses like a fountain
Lucky that my breasts are small and humble
So you don't confuse them with mountains
Lucky I have strong legs like my mother
To run for cover when I need it
And these two eyes are for no other
The day you leave we'll cry a river

Lo ro lo le lo le
Lo ro lo le lo le
At your feet...I'm at your feet

Whenever, Wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
They're over, you're under
You'll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
But that's the deal my dear

Lo ro lo le lo le
Lo ro lo le lo le

sink or fly, say it again

Lo ro lo le lo le lo le

Tell me one more time
That you'll live
Lost in my eyes

Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
They're over, you're under
You've got me head over heels
There's nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel

Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
They're over, you're under
You've got me head over heels
There's nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel

Exercises

Music link to Radio Blog

by Monserrat Torreblanca and  Isabel Pérez

1.-  Listen to part "1" and find the words that are misplaced (they have a similar pronunciation)

Lucky you were born that far ways so
So we could both make fun of existence
Lucky that I love a foreign land for
The lucky fact of your distance
Baby I could climb the Andes only
To count the freckles on your body
Never  would imagine there were solely
Too many  away  to love somebody

Lo ro lo le lo le
Lo ro lo le lo le
Can't you  feet...I'm at your see

Whenever,  together
We're meant to be wherever
I'll be there and you'll be dear
And that's the deal my dear
They're over, you're under
You'll never have to wonder
We can always play by near
But that's the deal my ear

2.- Listen to the rest  of  the song and fill the blanks with  words from the box

day, small, fountain, lips, cover, cry, breasts, strong

Lucky that my   ................. not only mumble
They spill kisses like a .................
Lucky that  my  ................. are ................. and humble
So you don't confuse them with mountains
Lucky I have .................  legs like my mother
To run for  .................when I need it
And these two eyes are for no other
The  you leave we'll .................  a river

Lo ro lo le lo le
Lo ro lo le lo le
At your feet...I'm at your feet

3.- Look for modal verbs in the song "Whenever, Wherever" and write down the sentences they are included in.

 

 

 

4. Write at least 3 words under the following sounds according to their pronounciation

/ /      /i:/    /^/   /i /         /d /  
     

 

 

5. The following words and sentences belong to the song. Underline then in red and look for the meaning of each one in your dictionary /electronic dictionary.

*We can always play by ear

*To be head over heels

*Whenever

*Wherever

*Thereover

*Hereunder

6. Read this text about Shakira's life.

Name: Shakira. This Arabic name means "woman full of grace".

Surname: Mebarak Ripoll.,

Birth date: 9 February, 1977

Birth place: in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia,

Parents: Colombian mother and Lebanese father-a jeweler and writer whose Arabic background greatly influenced his daughter.

Shakira is perhaps the most recognizable and certainly, the most intriguing voice in Latin pop/rock today. When she was only 8, she wrote her first song called "Tus gafas oscuras", dedicated to her father. Two years later, she won local and national talent contests. By 13, she had signed a record deal with Sony in Colombia, which resulted in her first album, "Magia (Magic)", a compilation of songs she wrote between 8 and 13 years old.

She was chosen to represent her country at the Festival OTI in Spain. Because she was under the minimum age of 16, she wasn't allowed to participate. So instead, Shakira recorded a second album of original material, "Peligro (Danger)". At that point, Shakira took a break from music, graduated from high school (at age 15-really) and came back with a vengeance. The result was the phenomenally successful "Pies Descalzos" which sold more than four million copies worldwide.

In addition, this determined girl wanted to try her luck as an actress in "Oasis", a soap opera, but she thought music was her life instead of TV.

Her following album, "Donde Están los Ladrones (Where Are the Thieves?)" with Emilio Estefan's Executive Production and Shakira's Artistic Production was a complete success.Then she began to be very popular: the Colombian government designated Shakira as an official goodwill ambassador, the Pope granted her an audience in the Vatican, and she was named Latin Female Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards.

The next logical step is crossover to the English market, a goal that is now closer than ever with her new album "Servicio de Lavandería (Laundry Service)". It is a mixture of different musical trends -rock, soul, blues- together with flutes of the Andes and Brazilian drums.

* Summarize Shakira´s life in three or four lines

* Do you like her music? Why?

7. You can also do the following interactive exercise

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