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♫♫♪♪ Listen to TOM’S DINER, by Suzanne Vega, and complete with the verbs below (present continuous or gerund) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNWyF3iSMzs&feature=related

1 I ___________________ 2 in the morning 3 at the diner 4 on the corner. 5 I ___________________ 6 at the counter 7 for the man 8 to pour the coffee 9 and he fills it 10 only halfway 11 and before 12 I even argue 13 he _________________ 14 out the window 15 at somebody 16 _________________ in 17 “ It is always 18 nice to see you” 19 says the man 20 behind the counter 21 to the woman 22 who has come in 23 she_________________ 24 her umbrella

25 and I look 26 the other way 27 As they _____________ 28 their hellos 29 and I_______________ 30 not to see them 31 and instead 32 I pour the milk. 33 I open 34 up the paper 35 there’s a story 36 of an actor 37 who had died 38 while he was ________ 39 It was no one 40 I had heard of. 41 And I ______________ 42 to the horoscope 43 and ________________ 44 for the funnies 45 When I _____________ 46 someone__________me 47 and so 48 I raise my head.

49 There’s a woman 50 on the outside 51 ______________ inside 52 Does she see me? 53 No she does not 54 really see me 55 ‘cause she sees 56 her own reflection 57 and I _______________ 58 not to notice 59 that she _____________ 60 up her skirt 61 and while she ________ 62 ________ her stockings 63 her hair 64 has gotten wet 65 Oh, this rain 66 it will continue 67 through the morning 68 As I _______________ 69 to the bells 70 of the cathedral 71 I __________________ 72 of your voice

And of the midnight picnic once upon a time before the rain began... And I finish up my coffee and it’s time to catch the train...... THINK – TURN – WAIT – DRINK – SHAKE – STRAIGHTEN – FEEL – LISTEN – TRY – COME – LOOK (3) – SIT – PRETEND – HITCH – WATCH – KISS - It’s raining. - He’s pouring the coffee. - She’s shaking the umbrella. - They’re kissing. - The bells are ringing.

Tom's diner  

Song by Suzanne Vega, Tom's diner

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