5 Perc Angol zene: Copacabana – videós szövegértési feladat

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A videó megnézése után válaszolj a következő kérdésekre.

  1. What dances would Lola dance in the bar?
  2. What was the name of the hottest spot of Havana?
  3. What did Lola wear in her hair?
  4. What were always in fashion?
  5. Who was Tony?
  6. What happened after Rico had called Lola over and had gone a bit too far? There …
  7. What did Lola lose?

Olvasd el a dalszöveget, majd egészítsd ki 1-1 szóval a következő összegzést. A szavak első kezdőbetűjét megadtuk segítségként. Vigyázat, a szöveg összefoglalója a dalszövegnek!

“The song’s lyrics refer to the Copacabana nightclub, “the hottest 1. s____ north of Havana”. The story starts in the late 1940s, focusing on Lola, a Copacabana 2. s____, and her 3. s____ Tony, a bartender at the club. One night, a gangster named Rico takes a 4. f____ to Lola, but he overplays his hand while trying to seduce her and is 5. a____ by Tony. The ensuing brawl (“And then the 6. p____ flew, and chairs were 7. s____ in two…”) results in “blood and a single gunshot;” after it is initially unclear “who shot who[m],” it soon becomes clear that Lola has “8. l____ her love.” 9. T____ years later, the club has been transformed into a discotheque, but a 10. d____ Lola, mad with grief at having lost Tony, still spends her nights at the Copacabana 11. d____ in her glamorous showgirl attire (according to the singer, Lola “lost her youth and she lost her Tony, now she’s lost her mind”). The song’s final verse ends with Lola sitting at the bar and drinking herself half 12. b____.“

source: Wikipedia

Copacabana (At The Copa)by Barry Manilow

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl

With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there

She would merengue and do the cha-cha

And while she tried to be a star

Tony always tended bar

Across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4

They were young and they had each other

Who could ask for more?

 

[Chorus:]

At the copa (CO!) Copacabana (Copacabana)

The hottest spot north of Havana (here)

At the copa (CO!) Copacabana

Music and passion were always the fashion

At the copa…. they fell in love

 

His name was Rico

He wore a diamond

He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there

And when she finished, he called her over

But Rico went a bit too far

Tony sailed across the bar

And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two

There was blood and a single gun shot

But just who shot who?

 

[Chorus]

 

At the copa… she lost her love

 

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl

But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show

Now it’s a disco, but not for Lola

Still in the dress she used to wear

Faded feathers in her hair

She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind

She lost her youth and she lost her Tony

Now she’s lost her mind

[Chorus]

At the copa… don’t fall in love

Don’t fall in love

sources (video; lyrics): Barry Manilow – Copacabana – 11th May 2017, digitalmediafan, Youtube; azLyrics

keys/megoldások:

Task 1: 1. merengue and cha-cha; 2. Copacabana; 3. yellow feathers; 4. music and passion; 5. Lola’s love; 6. There were punches, smashed chairs and there was blood and a single shot.; 7. She lost her youth and her love.

Task 2: 1. spot; 2. showgirl; 3. sweetheart; 4. fancy; 5. attacked; 6. punches; 7. smashed; 8. lost; 9. thirty; 10. drunken; 11. dressed; 12. blind

Vocabulary

feather toll
to tend bar pultosként dolgozni egy bárban
hottest spot legmenőbb/legfelkapottabb hely
passion szenvedély
to escort odakísérni/elkísérni
to call sb over odahívni valakit
to sail across átsuhanni/sietősen átmenni
punches ütések
to smash sg into two kettétörni
to fade fakulni
refined kifinomult/elegáns
to drink oneself half-blind részegre inni magát
to take a fancy to sb megtetszik neki valaki
to overplays sb’s hand túljátszani a szerepét
to seduce elcsábítani
to attack megtámadni
ensuing brawl azt követő bunyó/verekedés
to result in valamit okozni
initially eleinte
unclear homályos/tisztázatlan
to transform into valamivé alakulni
to be mad with grief beleőrülni a bánatba/szomorúságba
glamorous showgirl elbűvölő táncosnő
attire ruha
according to valaki/valami szerint
verse verze, versszak

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