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Muse – Uprising

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I love this song! Gives one such a feeling of power and recharges batteries. Maybe you like it as much as I do, so you might enjoy doing this listening activity and at the same time, finding out the meaning of some idioms and synonyms. First do the pre-listening activity and after you can do the sentence completion.

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Learning English with songs Pre-listening Uprising by Muse

This is a pre-listening activity of the song Uprising by Muse

Follow the instructions.

Activity by Serena

Push drugs means...

To degrade somebody is...

If something takes its toll it...

To force something or somebody is ...

To dumb down means...

Which option has been correctly spelt?

Here Muse has given the idiom 'green belt' a metaphorical use refering to the mental state of humanity. What does this idiom usually mean?

Muse uses the idiom 'red tape' to speak about hidden issues. What does this idiom mean?

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Created by blogdeserena

Learning English with songs Uprising by Muse

Listen and fill the blanks with the missing word according to what you hear.

Activity by Serena

The___ is in bloom, the P-R
Transmissions will resume

They'll try to push drugs
That keep us all____ and hope that
We will never see the truth around
(So come on)

Another promise, another scene,
Another package lie to keep us trapped in ____

With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless____to keep the truth confined
(So come on)

They will not force us
They will stop____ us

They will not control us
We will be ____
(So come on)

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its ____ if you could

Flick a switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be ____ to die
(So come on)

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a ______, you know that

Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our ______
(So come on)

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
(So come on)
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
They will not force us ...

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