Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


Listening — Advanced Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. When are you gonna   down? When are you going to land? I should have   on the farm I should have listened to my old man

  2. You know you can't hold me forever I didn't   with you I'm not a present for your friends to  

  3. So goodbye yellow brick road Where the   of society howl You can't plant me in your  

  4. Hunting the horny back   Oh, I've finally decided my future lies   the yellow brick road

  5. I bet they'll shoot down the   It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics To set you on your   again

  6. There's plenty like me to be found Mongrels who ain't got a   Sniffing for   like you


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What does "Yellow brick road " symbolize? Why do you think so?

  2. What does the song mean to you?

  3. When was the last time you decide for yourself? How did you feel about that move?


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      • a style of music that was created by African-Americans in the southern U.S. and that often expresses feelings of sadness
      • a feeling of sadness or depression
      • (decided) come to a decision
      • (howled) to make a long and loud cry sound
      • (hunted) chase for killing
      • (listened) take notice of and act on what someone says
      • (sniffed) draw in air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it from running, or to express contempt
      • the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community
      • (stayed) remain
      • a medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of vigor or well-being


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