Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire


Listening — Advanced Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray South Pacific, Walter Winchell,  

  2. Joe McCarthy,   , Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

  3. Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the   "

  4. Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new   Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

  5. We didn't start the fire It was always   Since the world's been turning


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What does the "fire" symbolize in this song?

  2. Do you know any of the people mentioned in this song? If so, which one?

  3. What do you think is the message he's trying to convey in this song?


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