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David Bowie – Heroes

Another incredible song by David Bowie (Did he ever do anything that was not worth while?). This song is for revising vocabulary from different topics dealt with in intermediate levels. It’s also a great way to hear a good sample of ‘will’ for future use as the song deals with a posssible future situation, where two people are engaged, probably in being themselves, against all the odds. I hope you enjoy the activity.

This activity is also a homage to my brave students that come to classes despite having to almost freeze to death due to that classes must be held with all the windows open and that there will always be a risk of catching this virus that threatens to change our lives in such a drastic way.

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Learning English with songs Pre-listening Heroes by David Bowie

This is a pre-listening activity of the Heroes by David Bowie

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Activity by Serena

The comparative form of the adjective 'safe'.

The action of not telling the truth.

A feeling of sadness and embarrassement that you feel when you have done something wrong.

The past simple of the verb shoot.

A sea mammal that looks like a fish and that is often friendly towards humans.

The opposite of forget.

The general word that means to commit a crime by taking something from somebody or from somewhere.

A personal quality meaning unkind.

To win an opponent or a person at a game or in a sport competition.

Female leader of a country where there is a monarchy.

Your score is

The average score is 77%

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Learning English with songs Hero by David Bowie

Listen and  choose the best option according to what you hear.

Activity by Serena

I, I will be king
And you, you will be ______ queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can____them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be ___
And I, I'll drink all the time

'Cause we're lovers, and that is a ___
Yes we're lovers, and that is that

Though nothing will keep us together
We could ____time just for one day
We can be heroes for ever and ever
What d'you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the ---, like ____can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be ____
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can____
Standing, by the wall (by the wall)

And the guns,____ above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)

And the_____, was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
Just for one day
We can be Heroes
We're nothing, and nothing will help us
Maybe we're ____, then you better not stay
But we could be safer, just for one day
Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh, just for one day

Your score is

The average score is 10%

2 thoughts on “David Bowie – Heroes


  1. Wow! I’m so happy to have you back. Yes, I also love this song and it’s just perfectly fit for motivating us to put up a good fight and eventually win the battle against Covid-19, isn’t it?


  2. Thanks a lot! I love this song. I knew it by a cover of it recorded by the Spanish post-punk band “Parálisis Permanente” in 1982. Then I realized that it didn’t belong to them, but it was a Bowie’s song. Have a nice weekend.

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