Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Eye of the Tiger

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The actor Sylvester Stallone asked the American rock band Survivor to write the theme song for the film Rocky III (1982) in which he played the main role.
Eye of the Tiger became a motivational song for anyone facing a challenge.




Listen to the song:



Complete the phrases with a word from the list.

challenge    chances    distance    face    feet    fight    glory    grip    guts    odds    street    top

  1. back on the …
  2. took my …
  3. went the …
  4. back on my …
  5. passion for …
  6. lose your …
  7. the thrill of the …
  8. rising up to the …
  9. face to …
  10. stack the …
  11. straight to the …
  12. have the …


Listen again and read the lyrics. Then, find phrases in the previous exercise that mean the following:

Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all
With the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds still we take to the street
For the kill, with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all
With the eye of the tiger

Risin' up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive
It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all
With the eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

  1. to become unable to understand or control a situation
  2. continued playing in a competition or sports contest until the end
  3. showing that you are able to deal with an unexpected problem
  4. to increase the possibilities of somebody losing
  5. be brave enough to do something

Finally, think about the two questions below and post your comments:

Why do you think this has become a motivational song for sportspeople all over the world? What do you think the eye of the tiger means?

When you feel you are done, check your answers using this worksheet.

10 comments:

  1. back on the street…
    took my chances…
    went the distance…
    back on my feet…
    passion for glory…
    lose your grip…
    the thrill of the fight…
    rising up to the challenge…
    face to face…
    stack the odds…
    straight to the top…
    have the guts…


    1 to become unable to understand or control a situation - lose your grip-

    2 continued playing in a competition or sports contest until the end - stright to the top-

    3 showing that you are able to deal with an unexpected problem - stack the odds-

    4 to increase the possibilities of somebody losing -took my chaces-

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  2. 1. Rising up to the challenge
    2.straight to the top
    3.your passion for glory
    4.stack the odds
    5.Had the guts

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  3. back on the … street
    took my … chances
    went the … distance
    back on my … feet
    passion for … glory
    lose your … grip
    the thrill of the … fight
    rising up to the … challenge
    face to … face
    stack the … odds
    straight to the … top
    have the … guts

    1.- Stack the odds.
    2.- Straight to the top.
    3.- Rising up to the challenge.
    4.- Took my chances.
    5.- Have the guts.

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    1. Check your score with the answer sheet, OK?

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  4. 1-stack the odds
    2-straight to the top
    3-the thrill of the fight
    4-rising up to the challenge
    5-have guts

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    1. Cheers, check your score, right?

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  5. 1.Lose your gripp
    2.
    3.Rising up to the challences
    4.
    5.To have the gusts

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  6. @M_Jesus You've done a great job! I'll try this out in the classroom and let you know how it goes! Thanks. Luisa - Italy

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